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A GoFundMe from a Dismayed and Scared Siegel Suites Resident
A reader alerted us to a 22-year-old mother of three-year-old twins, Tiffany Shults, staying at the Siegel Suites, facing a seven day no cause eviction, after making complaints of terrible living conditions and alleged assaults she faced from others there.
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We’ve written previously about Siegel Suites and their business model. During the pandemic, the Las Vegas-based and Reno prolific chain was found by the feds to have engaged in “uniquely egregious” practices to evict residents.
Last year, a U.S. House committee investigation said Siegel Suites used abusive tactics to force residents out, even evicting tenants while they were waiting on soon to arrive rental assistance.
Many local Yelp reviews on Siegel Suites (such as below) veer into deeply negative territory.
While Reno City Council officials have blasted mostly immigrant-owned motels and rejoiced in many of them being torn down, there seems to be little scrutiny of all the Siegel properties catering to the same low-income clientele.
We are looking into local senior living places as well with less than ideal living conditions, where some fixed income elderly are being recommended to stay after sleeping at the Nevada Cares compound.
Our Reporting Highlights This Week
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One of of our reporters checked out one of the last days of operations at Tommy’s GrandStand closing this week due to a staggering rent increase, and got some teary eyed memories from kids and adults (above). She also wrote a first person essay on the sense of community she got from the magical fantasy land, sadly shutting down.