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.”
The grant will allow RTSNV to provide free critical repairs to more than 90 homes located in unincorporated Clark County before the end of the year and was funded in part by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
“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.