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What is the RAFT Program?

The purpose of the Rental Assistance for Tenants (RAFT) is to provide rental assistance to households impacted by COVID-19. Eligible households must reside within the city of Las Vegas jurisdiction and have incomes at or below 80% Area Median Income (AMI). Priority will be given to households whose incomes are at or below 50% AMI and/or unemployed for 90 days or more.

What type of assistance will the program provide?

Eligible households may receive financial assistance for rental arrears, rent, utility, home energy costs, and other expenses related to housing.

How much assistance is available for my family?

Depending on funding availability, assistance is for up to a maximum of eighteen (18) months of rent/utility assistance per household. The aggregate amount of financial assistance an eligible household may receive must not exceed 18 months. This is calculated as a combination of funding provided through the Clark County CHAP program.

Am I eligible?

Households need to meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Must reside in a rental property located within city limits. To verify an address, please visit www.lasvegasnevada.gov/citylimits. Those who do not reside within city limits are encouraged to visit chap.clarkcountynv.gov for housing assistance.
  • One or more individuals within the household has qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs or  experienced other financial hardship during or due, directly or indirectly, to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • One or more individuals within the household can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
  • The household is a low-income family, as such term is defined in section 3(b) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437a(b)). *Please review the chart below to verify the household gross annual income does not exceed 80% AMI.

FY 2021 Area Median Income Limits (AMI)  

 

*Must be at or below 80% of Median amount to qualify   

Household Size  

50% AMI  

80% AMI  

1 Person   

$27,550  

$44,100  

2 Persons   

$31,500  

$50,400  

3 Persons   

$35,450  

$56,700  

4 Persons   

$39,350  

$62,950  

5 Persons   

$42,500  

$68,000  

6 Persons   

$45,650  

$73,050  

7 Persons   

$48,800  

$78,100  

8 Persons   

$51,950  

$83,100  

What does “at or below 80% of area median income (AMI) per household,” mean?

A: The household must be a low-income family (as such term is defined in section 3(b) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437a(b)). *Please review the chart below to verify the household gross annual income does not exceed 80% AMI

FY 2021 Area Median Income Limits (AMI)   

 

*Must be at or below 80% of Median amount to qualify   

Household Size   

50% AMI   

80% AMI   

1 Person   

$27,550  

$44,100  

2 Persons   

$31,500  

$50,400  

3 Persons   

$35,450  

$56,700  

4 Persons   

$39,350  

$62,950  

5 Persons   

$42,500  

$68,000  

6 Persons   

$45,650  

$73,050  

7 Persons   

$48,800  

$78,100  

8 Persons   

$51,950  

$83,100