Alliance Hosts Free Home Rescue Fair in Las Vegas




November 18 2011

Contact:
Joseph Rendeiro
jrendeiro@nclr.org
(202) 776-1566


“Rebuild Southern Nevada Expo” will provide homeownership guidance for communities of color

Las Vegas—The Alliance for Stabilizing Our Communities—led by NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the National Urban League (NUL), and the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD), in partnership with Housing for Nevada, an NCLR Affiliate—will host a free Home Rescue Fair, the “Rebuild Southern Nevada Expo,” on Saturday, November 19 at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Loan specialists, housing counselors, and attorneys will provide intensive counseling and offer home retention strategies through workshops and in-language assistance to Las Vegas families facing financial hardship. This fair will also offer expanded services, including job placement, child care assistance, adult and dislocated worker training services, and downpayment assistance programs for first-time homebuyers.

Minority communities have been among the hardest hit by the economic downturn that continues to plague many American families. “Rebuild Southern Nevada Expo” is one of numerous fairs that the Alliance has held since 2009 to help keep families in their homes or navigate options after foreclosure. The program began as part of a two-year commitment by the Alliance organizations—through a $2.5 million grant from Bank of America—to provide resources and counseling to homeowners with the greatest need. Over the past three years, the Alliance has served more than 12,000 households as a result of these successful housing fairs hosted in more than 30 high-risk communities throughout the country.

This fair is sponsored locally by Housing for Nevada, City of Las Vegas, City of North Las Vegas, City of Henderson, Clark County, and Station Casinos.

Nonmedia who would like to register should call (702) 229-4663. Please remember to bring copies of the following documents: loan number, two current pay stubs, 2010 income tax returns, two months of bank statements, list of monthly expenses, letter explaining reason for current financial situation, recent utility bill showing name and property address, most recent property insurance and mortgage statements, and any recent correspondence from your mortgage company.

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO:      Alliance for Stabilizing Our Communities: NCLR, NUL, and National CAPACD; Department of Housing and Urban Development; the Coalition for Affordable and Sustainable Housing Network; housing counselors, loan specialists, attorneys, and translators

WHAT:    “Rebuild Southern Nevada Expo,” Las Vegas Home Rescue Fair

WHEN:    Saturday, November 19, 2011, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
                 Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:  Palace Station Hotel and Casino
                 Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor
                 2411 West Sahara Avenue
                 Las Vegas, NV 89102

TO COVER:  Please contact Joseph Rendeiro at jrendeiro@nclr.org, or call (202) 776-1566.

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