Greater Nevada Credit Union secures grant for Nevada nonprofit

Rebuilding Together Northern Nevada is a nonprofit with a mission to assist the state’s low-income senior population by repairing homes, revitalizing communities, and rebuilding lives.

More than half the homes RTNNV works with are older than 35 years and for low-income homeowners these repairs help keep them in safe and secure living situations.

RTNNV was recently awarded $50,000 through the Access to Housing and Economic Assistance for Development economic development grant, which Greater Nevada Credit Union helped facilitate. The grant will be used to expand RTNNVs services to rural Nevada counties including Churchill, Douglas, Lyon and Storey counties — areas identified as in need of similar services.

RRNNV uses a checklist of 25 safe and healthy housing principles to assess homes before they repair them. Standard improvements include fall prevention improvements like the installation of handrails for stairs, grab bars or toilet/tub modifications, health and safety improvements like installing a working smoke detector, CO2 detector, or fire extinguisher, roof repair and more.

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