1,000th Teacher Achieves Homeownership Through Nevada Housing Division’s Home Is Possible Down Payment Assistance Program


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Teri Williams
Public Information Officer
Carson City, NV - December 10, 2020

A Las Vegas couple received special recognition from Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and the Nevada Housing Division on Wednesday, December 9. The occasion: Grant Sawyer Middle School teacher Shane Dolliver was the one-thousandth teacher to use the Nevada Housing Division’s (NHD) Home Is Possible For Teachers  down payment assistance program to purchase a home. His wife, Samantha King, also works for the Clark County School District (CCSD) as a police dispatcher.

Congratulations to Shane on being the one-thousandth teacher to use this program,” said Governor Sisolak. “We know that helping teachers achieve homeownership helps cement that connection with the community. It is teachers like Shane who truly embody this State’s battle born spirit and bring inspiration into our education system.”

Governor Sisolak was joined virtually by CCSD Chief of Staff Dr. Christopher Bernier, Grant Sawyer Middle School Principal Gregory Mingo and NHD Administrator Stephen Aichroth to present the couple with a special commendation, a personalized name plaque for their new home and an Apple gift card.

The NHD program helped immensely in taking some of the pressure off of a stressful process in an incredibly difficult year,” said Dolliver. “My wife and I are honored by both the presentation and all who attended. We are grateful and blessed to be able to strengthen our roots in our community and the state we love so much.

The Home Is Possible For Teachers program was created in 2014 as a way to thank Nevada teachers for their dedication to the next generation. The program is available for licensed, full-time, K-12 public school classroom teachers with a household income below $98,500. It includes a below-market, fixed interest rate 30-year loan, as well as $7,500 in bonus money that can be used for down-payment and closing costs and is forgivable after five years if the teacher remains in the home. 

While we have always valued teachers and their contributions to our state, this seems extra important to do this year,” said Aichroth. “The pandemic has forced these valuable front-line employees to pivot in ways we couldn’t have imagined as recently as a year ago.”

For more information on the HIP For Teachers program, visit www.homeispossiblenv.org/program/home-possible-teachers

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