A two-day homeownership event held in Las Vegas drew 3,500 Nevada families seeking mortgage assistance. HOPE NOW, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and more than 20 local organizations hosted the event, which allowed at-risk homeowners the chance to meet face to face with their mortgage servicer or a local non-profit housing counselor. The event, held at the Cashman Center, hosted 1,420 families on day one of the event and saw 2,019 homeowners come through the doors on the second day.
Twenty mortgage servicers participated including American Home Mortgage, Aurora, Bank of America, Chase, Citi, Federal Home Loan Bank SF, GMAC, NationStar, Nevada State Bank, Ocwen, One Nevada Credit Union, OneWest Bank, PNC, Select Portfolio Servicing, Seterus , Silver State Credit Union, USAA, U.S. Bank, Weststar Credit Union and Wells Fargo.
This was the fifth time HOPE NOW had sponsored a Las Vegas event since 2008, but the 3,439 attendees was the largest event the organization has ever held in the market. HOPE NOW attributes the attendance to efforts by Governor Sandoval and the unprecedented support of dozens of local organizations.
“HOPE NOW greatly appreciates the commitment of its members, the local community and especially Governor Sandoval in executing such a successful event. The months of hard work and detailed planning clearly paid off this past weekend," said Faith Schwartz, executive director of HOPE NOW. "Las Vegas, like so many other markets, has been facing an unprecedented housing crisis for the past few years and the ability of so many groups to come together on behalf of at-risk homeowners is truly remarkable."