Carson City, Nev. – Home At Last, a program of the Nevada Rural Housing Authority, USDA Rural Development and the Nevada Radon Education Program are collaborating to host the “Smart Strategies for Homeownership, Repair and Radon” workshop. The free event will be held on Jan. 12, 2019, from 9 a.m. to noon, at The Studio at Adams Hub, located at 111 Proctor St. in downtown Carson City.
The free workshop will include presentations on:
• Down payment assistance through Nevada Rural Housing Authority’s Home At Last (HAL) Program, which includes the HAL Pals pet adoption program that covers pet adoption fees for Home At Last homebuyers. All attendees will receive a homebuyer education certificate, which is a qualification for down payment assistance.
• Affordable home loans and home repair grants and loans from USDA Rural Development’s Rural Home Loan Program.
• Nevada Rural Housing Authority’s Weatherization Program.
• The Nevada Radon Education Program’s information on reducing the risk for lung cancer caused by radon, through testing, then mitigating homes if necessary. Attendees can receive a free radon test kit. A certified radon mitigator will present information on the process of mitigation.
“With the New Year here, many people are refocusing their energy on setting good habits for their home and personal health,” said Kelly Clark, Special Projects Coordinator at USDA Rural Development. “We are collaborating to put together a fun and informative homeownership workshop for everyone in the community.”
The event includes a raffle and refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is encouraged by Jan. 11 online at https://nvhomeworkshop.eventbrite.com or by phone at 888-RADON10 (888-723-6610).
About the Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA)
Nevada Rural Housing Authority’s mission is to promote, provide and finance affordable housing opportunities for all rural Nevadans. NRHA does this through homeownership programs, rental services, community development initiatives and an exclusive Weatherization program. The Authority serves Nevada’s 15 rural counties and the rural portions of Clark and Washoe Counties – a coverage area of 110,000 square miles and home to more than 1.3 million Nevadans. For more information, visit www.nvrural.org.
About the Nevada Radon Education Program:
The Nevada Radon Education Program is offered through the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension to educate Nevadans about the dangers of radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is a leading cause of lung cancer. The program is funded through the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. For more information, visit www.RadonNV.com
About USDA Rural Development:
USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. With a portfolio of $224 billion, this agency’s assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; homeownership; community services such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov/nv.