Carson City, NV - June 20, 2017
Contact: Teri Williams, Public Information Officer
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: (702)
For Immediate Release:
Nevadans Now Eligible for Down Payment Assistance
Carson City, Nev. (June 20,
2017) – The
State of Nevada Housing Division (NHD) recently received recognition from the National
Association of Government Communicators (NAGC), earning a Blue
Pencil & Gold Screen Award of Excellence, in the
category of Branding/Rebranding Campaign.
The award recognized
the NHD Home is Possible
(HIP) website, HomeIsPossible.org, which was designed by the Estipona Group and
provides information for families and real estate professionals about the Home
is Possible programs.
“It’s often not enough to create a beneficial new program,” said NHD
Administrator CJ Manthe. “You also have to be able to share that program with
your constituents in a way that makes sense to them. With this branding
campaign, we were able to reach enough Nevadans to initiate 5,600 loans in the
past year. And that’s just the beginning!”
NHD’s HIP programs are designed to help more families get
into homes – people who can afford a monthly mortgage payment, but may be
having a hard time coming up with a down payment. It provides a (non-repayable)
down payment grant of up to five percent of the loan amount for Nevada families
with a qualifying household income. Homebuyers must also have a
minimum credit score of 640 and be purchasing a home for less than $400,000.
The buyer must meet standard underwriting requirements, complete a homebuyer
education course and live in the home as a primary residence.
The National Association of Government
Communicators is dedicated to advocating, promoting
and recognizing excellence in government communication, and provides
opportunities for individual professional development and career advancement,
enhancing effective communication with constituents, and advancing the
profession of government communication.
The Nevada Housing Division (NHD), a division of the
Department of Business and Industry, was created by the Nevada Legislature in
1975 to solve a very real problem: a shortage of safe and decent housing for
individuals and families of low and moderate income. For more information, visit http://homeispossiblenv.org and then contact an approved lender or realtor.