When you are in Nevada, you won’t get bored, that’s for sure. There’s no need to even mention Las Vegas, also known as a playground for adults. Tourists from all over the world come to the United States to visit this city, to see its glam and glitz. Also, from hiking and biking to fishing and hunting, Nevada offers many different outdoor activities.
Are you looking to find help with rent? Before you can enjoy any of this stuff, you probably need to think about how to get financial assistance. No matter where you reside in Nevada, the monthly rent bill is probably the largest expense that comes out of your pocket. It can throw a lot of people into panic when they aren’t able to keep up with their monthly payments, and are on the verge of losing their home.
If you’re thinking about taking out a loan to help with this problem, stop right there. This may seem ideal on the surface, but once you dig deeper, you may find that this will put you more in debt rather than take you out of it. If you can’t pay back your loan in a reasonable amount of time, the interest on it will keep building up and before you know it, you’re in a worse situation than what you started in. Consider these other alternatives so you can afford where you live.
What started as an all-volunteer group, turned into an organization with 13 full-time staff. HopeLink has been serving the state of Nevada for 10 years now by providing direct service to the community and those needing help.
Once such example was the story of Rose Gamble. Her 19 year old son, Brian, is terminally ill from the progression of an undiagnosed tumor, so Rose asked him to move back in with her. However, her apartment wasn’t big enough for the two of them, so she turned to HopeLink for help. The staff here gave her the assistance she needed, by paying the deposits for moving into a larger apartment. Rose is grateful for reaching out to this agency because she was able to continue working her full-time job, while maintaining housing she and her son.
This success story could be you, too. HopeLink’s office is located in Henderson, NV and can be contacted between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, at 702-566-0576.
Nevada’s Special Assistance for Energy (SAFE) program is a “gap-filling” program, designed to help people who are stuck in a situation where they are having a hard time paying their utility bills. This program is administered by social service agencies throughout NV Energy’s service area in northern Nevada. There are specific guidelines on who can apply and how to apply on their website, as well as the different phone numbers you can call. Depending on where you reside, it will tell you how you can contact their office.
The Economic Opportunity Board of Clark County (EOB) was established in 1964 to assist low-income people to become self-sufficient and to improve their quality of life. They offer housing programs, as well as food and career opportunities programs. Their office is located in Las Vegas, NV. If you feel as if they could be of help to you, call them at 702-647-3307.
Enjoy all that Nevada has to offer. Pick up the phone and call one or all these organizations and see who could be of most help to you!
Every summer, Archana works at Kumon, a math and reading workshop, tutoring children between the ages of three and 18 in these subjects. She used to be enrolled in this program herself, so this allows her to connect with the students and give them the one-on-one help that they need. Archana is also currently a member of NC State’s Psychology Club, Rotaract Club, and EKTAA (NC State’s premiere South Asian Student Organization).
Archana was born in India, and moved to North Carolina with her immediate family when she was 7 years old. She speaks mostly Tamil, the native language of South India, and English in her home. In addition, having taken Spanish classes since 6th grade, she can speak and understand it pretty well too. Archana enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching movies, listening to music, and going to the gym. She also loves to travel, and hopes to travel the world one day and learn about all the different cultures!
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