Grant secured through Rebuilding Together’s national office to provide training and build capacity in eight rural markets including multiple areas in rural Clark County
Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada (RTSNV), local affiliate of the national nonprofit organization Rebuilding Together, today announced the reception of a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The grant will allow RTSNV to build capacity and sustainability in order to provide quality home repair, rehabilitation and community revitalization services to neighbors in need living in rural Clark County, including Mesquite, Laughlin, Logandale, Overton and Boulder City.
Secured through Rebuilding Together’s national office, the $125,000 four-year grant will help develop and implement a model program of rural capacity building through customized needs assessment, board and organizational development, funding and manpower resources, engaging the community, and community revitalization.
“As we work to ensure everyone can live in a safe home and community, we must not forget about our rural neighbors who face unique housing challenges,” said Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together. “Through this grant from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Rebuilding Together affiliates in rural areas will be well positioned to provide critical home repairs in their service territory for years to come.”
In its 27 years serving the community, RTSNV has renovated and repaired approximately 8,000 homes at zero cost to neighbors in need, who are often faced with diminishing resources and must choose food and needed medicine over critical home repairs.
“These funds are vital because they allow us to expand and help low-income homeowners in many of Clark County’s rural communities,” said RTSNV Executive Director Bob Cleveland. “It has been a very challenging year for so many Southern Nevadans, so we feel very fortunate to be able to continue to grow and serve our neighbors in need.”
For more information about RTSNV, visit www.rtsnv.org.