LAS VEGAS – Thanks to a $663,025 grant from Clark County, Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada (RTSNV) can now provide major critical home repairs to low-income county homeowners directly impacted by COVID-19. This includes those who suffered job/income loss or high-risk populations encouraged to shelter-in-place.
“During the pandemic, it’s important to recognize that for those living in a home with broken HVAC units or a failing roof, staying in the house can be just as dangerous as leaving it,” said RTSNV Executive Director Bob Cleveland. “This is the case for seniors – who make up half of RTSNV’s client base – as they are considered high-risk for complications from COVID-19 and are encouraged by state and public health officials to remain in their homes.”
“This aid will help our most vulnerable citizens make the repairs needed to allow them to remain in their homes safely,” said Clark County Commission Vice Chairman Lawrence Weekly. “This is really important for these residents, especially since home repairs can be so expensive.”
For more information about RTSNV or to apply for its services, visit www.rtsnv.org.
Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada (RTSNV) was founded in 1994 and is the local affiliate of the national nonprofit organization, Rebuilding Together, focused on safe and healthy housing. RTSNV serves to transform the lives of low-income homeowners by rehabilitating existing homes to improve their overall health and safety. With more than 1,200 community partners and volunteers, RTSNV has renovated more than 7,500 homes, impacting the lives of more than 14,000 Southern Nevadans. Rebuilding Together’s local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects nationwide each year. Learn more and get involved at www.rtsnv.org.