Contact: Dan Kulin
Phone: (702) 455-5534
1/16/2020

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 City of Las Vegas or Clark County officials, has until Jan. 30 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.

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