NHSSN: Helping First Time Home Buyers in the Vegas Valley!

a nice Las Vegas valley home

Are you interested in owning your first Las Vegas Valley home? Not sure how to get started, or even if you can afford the down payment? Well you’ll probably be happy to know there’s an entire organization to help people like you…

This past week I had the privilege of being asked to teach a class at the offices of the NHSSN (Neighborhood Housing Services of Southern Nevada) and I of course jumped on the opportunity!

The class was all about the role of a REALTOR® during the home-buying process, and it was followed by a great question and answer session with the attendees. The energy and excitement from these future homeowners made the nearly 2 hour class go by extremely quickly!

For those unfamiliar with the organization:

NHSSN helps provide down payment assistance to first-time home buyers throughout Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, and the rest of Southern Nevada. The assistance can range from a minimum of $6000 all the way up to $14,999. In most cases this is more than enough for your required loan down payment and your closing costs!

Taking advantage of this great assistance program is fairly easy. It involves meeting with an NHSSN representative to qualify and it entails an 8-hour course covering the home buying and home owning process. The goal is to make buyers feel confident and comfortable with purchasing and owning their first home (the first “big” investment most Americans make).

The organization works hand-in-hand with your mortgage company and loan officer to make the purchase as easy as possible, with the right REALTOR steering the ship. We’ll soon be posting a detailed guide and video regarding the NHSSN regulations, processes, and paperwork, so be on the lookout for that.

If you’re interested in learning more, or even in getting started leveraging the power of this great program immediately, please call, text, or email me so I can help you!

UPDATE: Here’s a quick video I put together explaining the role of a good REALTOR in the NHSSN down payment assistance program process:


More info here:

LVRJ Article

NHSSN: Homeownership Programs & Services

Las Vegas NeighborhoodLIFT: Frequently Asked Questions

NeighborWorks America



Beautiful Vegas Valley home photo by JillWillRun