Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Crossroads Program to Hold Awards Ceremony

Reno, Nevada. - June 28, 2016 - (RealEstateRama) -- A special awards ceremony and luncheon will be held at Washoe County’s Bartley Ranch Regional...

Teaming up to help the homeless of Washoe County and their pets

Washoe County Regional Animal Services and Nevada Humane Society will offer the homeless of Washoe County free resources for their pets at Volunteers of America in Reno.

Top 5 things you need to know about the Washoe County Board of Commissioners...

The following report highlights several important agenda items from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting. Videos of County Commission meetings are replayed regularly on WCTV (Charter Ch. 193). You may also watch videos on-demand online

Volunteers, Donations Needed to Help Homeless

Project Homeless Connect is free to attend for those people who are homeless or at risk for becoming homeless. Attendees will be able to check-in from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 17. During last year’s event, about 400 volunteers helped about 3,000 homeless/at-risk people receive help with food, clothing, grooming, housing, transportation, job readiness, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, child care, veterans assistance and legal services. A comprehensive census conducted in January revealed more than 7,500 homeless people staying in shelters or on the streets.

Volunteers of America and City of Reno unveil Reno Works program

A joint press conference by Volunteers of America (VOA) Northern Nevada, the City of Reno, and Washoe County will take place outside the Men’s Shelter on the Community Assistance Center (CAC) campus

Titus Announces Grant to Help Once-Incarcerated Veterans to Avoid Homelessness

Dina Titus, Representative of Nevada’s First Congressional District and a Member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, announced $1.5 million in grants have been awarded by the Department of Labor to assist once-incarcerated veterans who are considered “at risk” of experiencing homelessness. U.S. Vets, located in Nevada’s First Congressional District, has been awarded $110,000 and is one of seven organizations across the nation to receive the “Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program” grant.

Local Agencies Reaching Out to Homeless Wednesday, Thursday Morning

More than 50 representatives from local agencies and organizations working to end homelessness will visit selected area parks and neighborhoods early Wednesday and Thursday in an effort to connect the homeless in those areas with housing and other resources

Heck Bill to End Veterans Homelessness Passes House

Legislation introduced by Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) aimed at reducing veterans homelessness today passed the House of Representatives by voice vote. H.R. 1816, the Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act of 2015, ends the flawed Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) policy of counting the aid and attendance benefit for low-income, disabled veterans as regular income

Heck Applauds Senate Passage of Anti-Human Trafficking Bill

Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today released the following statement applauding Senate passage of S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015. The Senate-passed bill included language originally introduced by Rep. Heck in the House as H.R. 468, the Enhancing Services for Runaway and Homeless Victims for Youth Trafficking Act of 2015, legislation that passed the House in January and provides increased support to runaway and homeless youth who are victims of human trafficking.

Senate Agrees to Heller Amendment for Children of Homeless Veterans

Washington DC - March 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today the Senate agreed to the Heller Dependents of Homeless Veterans Amendment by unanimous consent. This amendment ensures that children of homeless veterans are eligible to receive services provided at veterans’ homeless shelters and facilities funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Reps. Heck, Renacci Introduce Bill to Reduce Veteran Homelessness

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 27, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- In keeping with the stated goals of the House of Representatives and the Obama Administration, Congressmen Joe Heck (NV-03) and Jim Renacci (OH-16) today introduced legislation to reduce homelessness among our nation's veterans by ensuring our most vulnerable veterans have access to the housing benefits they have earned. The Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act exempts from consideration of income by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) any expenses related to a veteran’s aid and attendance benefits.

NVAR’s “Face of Foreclosure” report debunks threat of “shadow inventory,” suggests ways lawmakers can...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 24, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- After studying the foreclosure issue for nearly four years, the Nevada Association of REALTORS® (NVAR) released its latest “Face of Foreclosure” report today, offering recommendations for state lawmakers and discounting fears about a so-called “shadow inventory” of foreclosed homes

Clark County Black Youth Caucus, Las Vegas Councilman Ricki Barlow To Host Luau for...

Las Vegas, NV - September 14, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Las Vegas Municipal Pool and Ward 5 Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow will host a Teen Luau for homeless teens Saturday, Sept. 15, from 2 to 5 p.m. The pool is located at 431 E. Bonanza Road.

Berkley Announces $1.8 Million In Housing Aid For Homeless Southern Nevada Veterans

Washington, D.C. - July 18, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Shelley Berkley today announced that three organizations in Nevada will receive more than $1.8 million in federal grant funding through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to aid homeless Clark County veterans in need of housing.

Another Bank of America Short Sale CLOSED by The Ballen Group of Keller Williams...

Las Vegas, NV - March 26, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Ballen Group, a top team of Las Vegas Short Sale Specialists under the brokerage Keller Williams Realty Las Vegas has put together a comprehensive Las Vegas Short sale system for sellers. Homeowners who are facing Las Vegas foreclosure can request a Las Vegas Short Sale Agent, Henderson Short Sale Agent, or North Las Vegas Short Sale Specialist to consult with them about their needs.

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Nevada Short Sale Information – FTC Cracks Down on Loan Modification...

Las Vegas, NV - January 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Effective January 31, 2011, The Federal Trade Commission has banned loan modification companies from charging up-front fees for negotiating modifications of residential mortgage loans. According to Eric Witksoki, Chief of the Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, and the state consumer advocate, “Money spent on mortgage modification consultants is a bad bet for consumers.” Additionally, Witkoski commented that spending money on loan modification is “worse than some of the odds at the casino tables.”

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HUD APPROVES AGREEMENT WITH LAS VEGAS LANDLORDS TO RESOLVE HOUSING DISCRIMINATION...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today it approved an agreement between the owners and managers of Maycliff Mobile Home Park in Las Vegas, Nevada, and a family to resolve allegations that the landlords refused to allow an elderly woman’s son and his pregnant wife to live at the property after their child was born.