Henderson offering assistance for those affected by pandemic

Program only open to Henderson residents

Mitch Kelly
September 30, 2020 - 7:28 am

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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - The City of Henderson has a program that can help those affected financially by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Henderson CARES Housing Assistance Program serves residents of Henderson who have suffered substantial financial hardship and now lack sufficient income or resources available to pay their housing costs because of the COVID-19 emergency or the response to that emergency. 

The program allows for payment of rent, mortgage, and utilities arrears back to March 1, 2020, as well as utility deposits, security deposits and emergency lodging.

Payments for services are made directly to a landlord, mortgage company and/or utility company.

The level of assistance is based on the availability of CARES Act grant funding and each individual household assessment. Applications will be accepted until all funds are exhausted.

Households must be residents of Henderson, NV, demonstrate a financial impact due to COVID-19, and the household income cannot exceed 120% Area Median Income. Anyone currently receiving a subsidy from another rental assistance program or living in public housing is ineligible.

Those seeking mortgage assistance should first apply to the Nevada Affordable Housing Assistance Corporation (NAHAC). Information is located here. The phone number is 702-570-5662.

If applicants cannot get assistance through NAHAC, then they can apply for assistance from Henderson CHAP.