UPDATE Jan. 16, 2020: Fire Victims Have Until Jan. 30 To Request Assistance
Anyone who was displaced by the recent fire at the Alpine Motel Apartments and has not been offered assistance by the city of Las Vegas or Clark County officials, has until Jan. 30, 2020 to contact the County Social Service Department to request an evaluation and assistance.
To contact the Social Service Department call 702-455-5722 or email SSAdmin@ClarkCountyNV.gov.
Since the fire on Dec. 21, city and county staff have evaluated the needs of 46 people who were living at the apartments. Among those, 39 people belonging to 24 households have been provided temporary housing assistance. (Some apartment residents declined assistance.)
Among those receiving assistance, the county is currently assisting 32 people and the city is helping seven people. City and County staff are working with those households to find them permanent housing and address any other issues they may be facing. As the assistance and needs for each household vary, the duration of the assistance will also vary. The assistance provided so far has included rent payments, household supplies, bus passes and help obtaining new identification.
At this time we are aware of 13 people who we believe were living in the apartments at the time of the fire who have not come forward to seek any assistance. City and County officials have tried numerous times to contact those people, and are reaching out to them again with information about the upcoming deadline.
Anyone who reaches out to Social Service after the Jan. 30 deadline would be evaluated and potentially assisted through the department’s traditional programs.
Assistance for Families
Families impacted by the December 21 fire at the Alpine Motel have been assisted by multiple local agencies.
- The Red Cross has helped 53 individuals from the fire.
- Our city team has found housing for 37 people. While 16 people have not yet made contact with the Red Cross, they will continue to contact them in case they need help in the future.
- A total of 13 people are still in the hospital.
Anyone who still needs assistance can visit the Courtyard Homeless Resource Center, 314 Foremaster Lane.
Residents can also contact the Southern Nevada chapter of the American Red Cross at 702-369-3927. They can also email the Red Cross using the link: https://cityoflasvegas.formstack.com/forms/alpine_fire
Residents affected by the fire are also urged to visit https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php to let their family members know they are safe.
How To Help
In lieu of donating items or supplies, anyone wanting to help the families can use The Community Healing Fund to assist with housing and supportive services. This is not a victims fund.
For more information, click here. Under allocation information, select "Community Healing Fund" and earmark the donation to the "Alpine Family Assistance Center" in the comments section.
Dec. 23 News Conference: