Nevada Rural Housing Authority has announced its COVID-19 emergency assistance program, which provides one-time funding to rural Nevada residents experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program provides financial assistance to qualifying
individuals who are falling behind on their rent, mortgage or utilities. The program
also gives financial aid to individuals having trouble paying for groceries and
household supplies that are necessary to maintain safety and well-being.
NRHA is one of 52 organizations in 27 states that received
grant dollars from the National Low Income Housing Coalition to help support
people who are homeless or unstably housed. The grant will help alleviate
financial burdens many Nevadans are experiencing due to the crisis.
“Nevadans are in urgent need of emergency assistance and the
program will provide them with the help they need to start to recover from the
COVID-19 pandemic,” said Bill Brewer, NRHA executive director.
“Sheltering in place is extremely difficult if a person is in a position to
have to choose between paying for food or rent. NRHA is looking forward to
using this grant to alleviate some of the financial burdens and difficult
choices many low-income Nevadans are currently facing.”
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, NRHA has also temporarily
suspended the requirement to provide proof of eviction, disconnection and
foreclosure for all of its Emergency Assistance Programs. Applicants will need
to provide proof of delinquency on housing related payments to qualify for
NRHA’s Emergency Assistance Programs applicants must reside
in a NRHA jurisdiction, which is all Nevada counties except for Clark and
For information about NRHA’s Emergency Assistance Programs, including
the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Program, visitNVRural.org/emergency-assistance-programs.