The forum will focus on programs and initiatives to help responsible homeowners and struggling communities that have been negatively affected by the housing crisis.
“Nevada is one of the states hit hardest by foreclosure and it is important for the White House to hear from Nevada’s housing leaders,” NRHA Executive Director Gary Longaker said in a press release.
Katherine “Kate” Gazunis, NRHA director of community and economic development, will be among those attending.
“The Nevada Rural Housing Authority is in the forefront of providing innovative home housing programs, rental assistance and home enhancement in the communities we serve,” Gazunis said. “We are honored to be among those invited and pleased to provide our input.”
The sessions will be led by senior White House and housing officials who will discuss the tools and resources available from Housing and Urban Development, the Treasury Department, U.S. Department of Agriculture and other agencies. Additionally, there will be a discussion on the foreclosure settlement, new housing initiatives and legislative proposals affecting housing reforms. There will also be sessions devoted to participants sharing “best practices” and providing feedback on administration programs.
“The NRHA is leading the way in developing and implementing innovative programs to help working Nevadans afford to buy a home,” Gazunis said. “Our Home at Last advantage program is a great example. This program provides down payment assistance to qualified home buyers through an innovative approach that works with participating lenders. In some cases we are able to leverage homeowner tax credits to further reduce monthly mortgage payments. We just started this program in March and it is already making a difference.”
For more information about the Nevada Rural Housing Authority or the Home at Last advantage program, visit www.nvrural.org.