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Dozens Come Out To Home Again Nevada Workshop

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Many have been affected by the housing market crash in Nevada, but on Tuesday, there was a free workshop at Sparks City Hall for those who need housing resources and one-on-one counseling.

This workshop brought out realtors who wanted information to pass to clients.

"Always new stuff coming up," said Don Schricker. "The Attorney General's going to be here, and I thought there might be good information."

It also brought out people like Eddie Scott who's lived in Reno since the 1960's. He came out on behalf of people he's close to who've felt the effects of the market.

"Knowing a lot of people," he said. "A lot of people are talking to me about the problems they have with their mortgages, and you want to help."

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and her "Home Again Nevada Homeowner Relief" program are behind the workshop.

"Individuals who have housing issues, homeownership issues, can go to a counselor for free and sit down and see if there is a state or federal program that is available to help them," Masto said.

The program's designed for people who are first-time homebuyers, those looking for a loan modification, borrowers who owe more than their home is worth and people who lost their homes to foreclosure.

"Because of the foreclosure crisis, there were so many people that were suffering, homeowners particularly," Masto said. "I saw, as the Attorney General, a lot of homeowners coming through the door a victim. They were preyed upon by fraudsters."

After a quick presentation about the program, people were able to get consultation from professionals in the real estate and legal fields.

"To either talk to a counselor right then, or make an appointment to see a counselor in the future," Masto said.

Everyone we talked to on and off-camera said Tuesday's meeting was very helpful.

"See, they try on their own, and not much luck," Scott said. "I think with what's going on here with the office here. They can get a lot of help with the Attorney General's Office."

In case you missed the meeting, you can call the Home Again Nevada hotline at 1-855-457-4638.








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