Nevada has been one of the most preferred states across the country for plenty of reasons. The cost of living is slightly cheaper than the national average in this state. There are various employment opportunities with regard to its robust economy. There is also no state income tax which means that the overall tax burden is low compared to other states. Although it has good amenities, affording living expenses may be challenging for low income. Hence, the State of Nevada, the federal government, and the local non-profit organizations assist low income with a spate of programs and services.
Financial and Cash Assistance
Nevada Women’s Development Center is a local non-profit organization that is intended to strengthen women. There is a wide range of opportunities, particularly for low-income women. It also offers financial support for low-income individuals and families who are facing a financial struggle. The amount and the length of the help are decided after evaluating the economic conditions of each candidate. Find out more information at http://www.wdclv.org/ or call it at 702 796 7770.
Nevada Project Hope was formed and has been supported by the local people since 1958. Its aim is to increase the wellness and health of low-income people. It also offers financial support for low-income single mothers, pregnant women, seniors, veterans, and persons with disabilities. This cash support can be used for housing expenses, utility bills, rent, or security deposits. It can be a one-time or monthly help based on the applicants’ current financial circumstances. For more information, please go to https://www.projecthope.org/about-us/ or give it a call at 844 349 0188.
Housing and Rent Assistance
The Nevada Rural Housing Authority was formed by the Nevada Department of Business and Industry as a Public Housing Authority in 1973. Its mission is to provide safe, secure, decent, and affordable housing options for low-income rural Nevadans. Low-income seniors, veterans, single mothers, and persons with disabilities are prioritized by this authority. Some of its current housing and rental support programs are as followed:
- Community Development Services: Low-income residents and families who are having a hard time finding an affordable home are welcome to apply for its services. These services include asset management, disposition of property, construction management, project planning, design, and so on.
- Nevada Section 8- Housing Choice Voucher Program: This program was established by the federal government for low and very low-income persons and families. Low-income people who are in financial struggle and searching for rental and housing support are eligible to apply for this program. It has been managed by the Nevada Rural Housing Authority across the region. Accepted participants will be able to choose the house, apartment, flat, or property that they want to live in. The conditions of the chosen property must meet the regulations of Section 8. Once they move to their new home, approximately 70 percent of the payment will be made by the program.
- Home At Last Down Payment Assistance Program: This program was specifically designed for low-income people and families who wish to be homeowners. Native persons who want to purchase a house but are not able to afford it are urged to get in touch with this program. Qualified applicants will receive up to $25,000 down payment assistance. There is no interest rate and the beneficiaries of this program can repay this help within 30 years with a fixed interest rate.
The scope and the type of the programs differ based on the changing needs of the community. Beneficiaries may also request weatherization and home repair services. Explore more opportunities through the following link https://nvrural.org/ or by phone at 800 545 1833.
The Salvation Army of Nevada is the local office of a national faith-based non-governmental organization. It aims to help everyone in need throughout the state. Low-income people who are having economic difficulties and looking for housing, rental, financial, or other sorts of assistance may find several programs to apply. Some of the current programs are as followed:
- Las Vegas Adult Rehabilitation Center: This center particularly aims to reach out to low-income seniors who need a living unit that offers health assistance. Low-income seniors who are having both economic and health-related problems and looking for a place to live that are compatible with what they need are eligible to live in this rehabilitation center.
- Salvation Army Youth Club: This club is also known as SAY Club among local people. Low-income families with children or children only whose age ranges 6 to 12 are eligible to be part of this club. This is a social activity club for low-income children. It is only $5 per week. The club assists its participants with healthy snacks, various social activities, helping with homework, transportation service, and dinner.
- Emergency Disaster Services: These services are specifically designed for victims and survivors of social disasters. Anyone who is affected by a disaster and needs help is encouraged to get in touch with the Salvation Army office.
- Family Services: Low-income families and people who need housing assistance, utility support, food benefits, support with baby items, or personal hygiene are qualified for family services. Low-income mothers, seniors, and veterans are prioritized for these benefits.
- Homeless Services: Low-income persons and families who are at risk of homelessness or who are already homeless are urged to apply for these services. Accepted participants will be settled in temporary, permanent housing, or emergency shelters.
There are other programs that might interest you. Please take a look here https://www.salvationarmysouthernnevada.org/ to see other benefits that are available for your case or make a phone call at 702 870 4430.
Mojave Mental Health is a local health clinic that offers health support for native low-income persons and families. Each case is handled carefully through a comprehensive clinical assessment. Some of its services are counseling, therapy, case management, day treatment, onsite laboratory services, long-acting medication injections, and other psychiatry services. For further information and to apply, please follow the link https://www.unlvmedicine.org/clinic/mojave-counseling or dial 702 968 4000.
Nevada Check Up Program was established and has been managed by the Department of Health and Human Services Division of Welfare and Supportive Services for low income. This program is specifically designed for low-income children who are up to 19 years of age and need health insurance coverage. Low-income families with children are welcome to apply on behalf of their children. To learn more information, please click the link https://dwss.nv.gov/Medical/NCUMAIN/ or contact 775 684 3660.
Utility Bill Assistance
Nevada Special Assistance Fund for Energy Program was constituted and has been financed by Sierra Pacific Power. It is a local utility company that assists needy persons and families with utility support. Low income who are about to lose their connection due to their economic condition is given priority. Recipients of this program will be obtaining financial support for 12 months. The amount of this monetary aid is determined by the total income of the household and the total number of people in the home. To see more information, please take a look here https://www.nvenergy.com/account-services/assistance-programs/safe or make contact with 775 834 4444.
Nevada Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is also recognized as Food Stamps among local people. It is one of the most popular programs that was formed by the federal government. Low-income people and families who are not able to purchase healthy and nutritious food or who are not in a healthy condition to cook for themselves are encouraged to apply for this food service. Beneficiaries of this program will be receiving an electronic card. The program loads monthly cash support for its participants to shop from local supermarkets and grocery stores. The link to their official website is as follows https://dwss.nv.gov/SNAP/Food/ or give it a call at 800 992 0900.