Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo recently signed a new bill that gives $37 million to homeowners in assistance to move from a sinking neighborhood.
$37 Million Assistance
Homeowners from a neighborhood in Nevada will receive $37 million in assistance to move from their sinking place where geologic features have made homes crack, sink, and sometimes become unsafe. This is after Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo signed a new bill.
In a published article in US News, Democratic Sen. Dina Neal said that $25 million will be coming from COVID-19 relief while the other $12 million will be coming from a state housing fund that North Las Vegas and will be expected to be repaid over four years.
Why the State Will Move the Residents to Another Place?
According to a published article in Associated Press, the approved $37 million in assistance will help to move 90 residents from a once home of Black Americans during an era of housing segregation. It was once a home of 241 Black families but the place is now sinking.
Furthermore, Sen. Neal said that there were no geologic surveys or did not show geologic faults. However, they decided to pass a bill that will help the 90 residents to ensure their welfare and safety.