Carson City - September 24, 2015
The Home Energy Retrofit Opportunities for Seniors (HEROS) program reduces utility costs by an average of $600 annually for qualified households
Carson City, NV- Last fall, the Nevada Housing
Division partnered with the Governor's Office of Energy to launch the Home
Energy Retrofit Opportunities for Seniors (HEROS) program. The program assists
with reducing energy costs for qualified Nevada senior homeowners by improving
the energy efficiency of their home at no cost.
September 2014, the HEROS program has helped 162 Silver State senior citizens
make their homes more energy efficient allowing them to save money, conserve
energy and live in healthier, safer homes.
The average household saves approximately $600 annually after
participating in the weatherization program.
households may receive energy saving measures, such as:
- Refrigerator replacement
- Dual pane windows
- Solar screens
- LED lights
- Furnace and air conditionerrepair or replacement
- Water heater replacement
- Duct and shell sealing
“We are very pleased with the first year of
the HEROS program. It has been quite
successful,” said Patrick Conway, Nevada Housing Division project and
grants analyst. The impact of the program on senior homeowners is demonstrated
by a testimonial received by a HEROS program participant who stated, “Thank you so very, very much. God Bless
everyone who has worked so hard to give me a warm home.”
program continues to be available to qualified seniors statewide. The Division
utilizes a network of non-profit service provider agencies across the
state. Each of these agencies retains
local contractors with trained crews to perform the work.
interested in the HEROS program who meet program qualifications should contact
one of the following agencies directly to schedule an energy audit.
- City of Las Vegas, southern rural Clark County: HELP of Southern Nevada, (702) 369-4357
- City of Henderson: City of Henderson Neighborhood Services, (702) 267-2000
- City of North Las Vegas, northern rural Clark County: Las Vegas Clark County Urban League, (702) 636-3949
- Washoe County: Community Services Agency, (775) 786-6023
- Carson, Douglas, Lyon, Storey counties: Nevada Rural Housing Authority, (775) 887-1795
- Churchill, Esmerelda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Nye, Mineral, Pershing and White Pine counties: Rural Nevada Development Corporation, (775) 289-8519
more information about the program, and other homeowner programs administered
by the Nevada Housing Division, visit http://housing.nv.gov.
Created by the Nevada Legislature in 1975, the Nevada Housing
Division was enacted to encourage the investment of private capital and stimulate
affordable housing financingby leveraging
public funds. The Division provides low interest rate mortgages and down
payment assistance to qualifying individuals and provides funding for
affordable multi-family housing developments for seniors and families.