People who need to move because of the pandemic and can’t afford the cost can still apply for the second cycle of the Moving Our Community initiative. The deadline to apply has been extended to midnight, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Developed by Move 4 Less, the program helps local families who have to relocate from their current residence due to COVID-19-triggered economic hardship. At least five (5) families will be selected. Move 4 Less owners Avi Cohen and Moti Perez are paying for the moves.
“We understand people are having a difficult time making ends meet because of the pandemic, so we created the Moving Our Community program several months ago as a way that we and the Move 4 Less team can help families in a meaningful way,” said the co-owners of the family-owned Las Vegas-based moving company. “We were overwhelmed by the compelling stories the first group of selected families shared ̶ and the continued housing complications for some ̶ that we launched the next phase of this program. Given the holidays, we’re extending the deadline, so more people have the time to apply.”
Move 4 Less will be assisting the chosen applicants who completed the questionnaire based on the original Dec. 31 due date.
Moving Our Community applications should include how applicants have been affected by the pandemic and why they need to move. Nominations may be made by a third party. The moves should be to and from locations with a Las Vegas, Henderson or North Las Vegas address and should be scheduled by April 30, 2021.
Applications can be completed here,visiting www.move4lessnevada.com and scrolling down to the Moving Our Community section on the home page and clicking “Apply Now”, or by answering the designated questions and sending responses to Moving Our Community, c/o Move 4 Less, 6630 Arroyo Springs, Ste. 200, Las Vegas, NV 89113.
A committee of Move 4 Less managers, staff, and Cohen and Perez will determine the Moving Our Community recipients. Subsequently a company representative will notify them by Jan. 22 to coordinate their move logistics.
For the inaugural Moving Our Community Program recipients, Move 4 Less has only been able to complete moves for two families and is storing furniture for another family awaiting suitable alternate housing. The company will move the two remaining families when their current housing situations are resolved. Three recipient stories are here and detail hardships and needs related to job loss or less work hours, reduced income, health and housing issues and complications, public assistance for food and/or shelter, and family considerations.
The complete Moving Our Community rules, regulations and terms can be found here.
Move 4 Less has implemented safety, health, and sanitizing procedures to protect employees and customers in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Southern Nevada Health District.