Las Vegas apartment complex remains unlicensed despite raising COVID money and rent

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The county is trying to shut down Apex Apartments

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — An apartment complex that 8 News Now investigators have profiled for more than a year remains unlicensed amid attempts to close the property.

Apex Apartments have been operating without a license since January 2021, according to Clark County records. That’s when California-based Pro-Residential purchased the property from the Siegel Group.

Most units are gated on the property located near Twain Avenue and University Center Drive in the East Valley.

The Carmacks are one of the few families still living there.

“I understand that we are low income families, but we don’t deserve to live like this. said Jessica Carmack. “We pay our rent.

Despite operating without a license, Pro-Residential has been collecting rent and receiving COVID-19 rent relief funds.

In April, Clark County filed a lawsuit against the apartment owners seeking to shut down the apartment complex. Clark County District Court Judge Jessica Peterson gave the owners several opportunities to clean up the place.

Buildings have been repainted, many squatters are gone, and security roams the property intermittently. The Carmacks said there were still issues inside the property, including loose electrical wires, loose dogs and trash inside locked apartments.

An apartment complex that 8 News Now investigators have described for more than a year remains unlicensed amid attempts to shut down the property. (KLAS)

“People were using laundries for drug use, prostitution, all that stuff, so they picked them up and just took them away,” Joshua Carmack said.

While the future of the property remains uncertain, the Carmacks said they hope to get answers from management and Clark County.

“The only information we find out is that we keep finding the news stories,” Jessica Carmack said.

The next court date is set for November 3.

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