Carson City – Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA) announced that it has recently promoted two individuals within its Homebuyer Services Department: Melanie Evans was promoted from Home At Last specialist to Home At Last team supervisor and Grant Brewer was promoted from Home At Last management assistant to Home At Last specialist. The Home At Last team works everyday to connect Nevadans with affordable, safe and comfortable housing solutions that are right for them, and these promotions are evidence of a thriving program.
“The Home At Last program is successful because of the people on this team,” said Diane Arvizo, director of Homebuyer Services. “Melanie and Grant make the process of buying a home – and reaping the rewards of one of our cost-saving mortgage products – easy for the thousands of rural Nevadans. These people literally go the extra mile, traveling statewide to ensure everyone has the opportunity to achieve the dream of home ownership.”
Evans has been with NRHA for 14 years. Previously in a different role as director of administration in NRHA’s Carson City office, she began working with NRHA’s Home at Last programs four years ago when she moved to Las Vegas. As supervisor, Evans is responsible for leading the team in promoting the program, which also includes educating consumers, lenders and realtors about Home At Last homebuyer programs. Evans has nearly 20 years of administrative experience, having previously worked for the Nevada Hospital Association, Sunrise Colony Company, the Medical University of South Carolina and HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital. She is a 1992 graduate of Trident College in Charleston, South Carolina, and she earned Professional in Human Resources Certification in 2008.
Brewer’s new role is to promote the program, provide training to realtors and provide support to lenders who help deliver the program to consumers. With a constant cycle of new homebuyers, marketing and branding is a critical component to ensuring awareness of the programs. Brewer graduated from Carson High School in 2012, and is currently studying to earn his degree in Agribusiness. Since he joined the NRHA team, he has been twice awarded the “Stepping It Up” award, which is given to those NRHA team members who go above and beyond their day-to-day responsibilities.
In 2006, NRHA launched its Home At Last program to help individuals and families attain homeownership through a variety of unique mortgage products including down payment assistance grants, affordable low-interest loans, and mortgage credit certificates that save homeowners tens of thousands of dollars over the life of the loan.
About the Nevada Rural Housing Authority
The Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA) creates hope for the future by providing a full range of housing programs that help build and sustain independent communities. NRHA provides an innovative home financing program, rental support, and needs assessments to Nevada’s fifteen rural counties and the rural portions of Clark and Washoe counties, with a coverage area including 110,000 square miles and more than 1.3 million people. For more information, visit www.nvrural.org.