CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gina Giambra worked as a massage therapist on the Las Vegas Strip until being laid off this spring and doesn’t know how she’s going to pay her rent in September.
“I haven’t been able to figure that one out,” Giambra said. “I’m literally probably going to have to ask for loans, and I don’t know if I can even get any.”
She and her two sons have lived in a southwest Las Vegas rental for more than a year and, to pay her bills, she has burned through her savings and relied on pandemic rental assistance.
“It’s frustrating because I can’t control my income. It’s frustrating because I can’t control my bills. It’s frustrating because I’m just scared,” she said.
The pandemic shows few signs of subsiding but, six months in, statewide eviction moratoriums enacted around the time coronavirus cases first started to spike are