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Wells Fargo Offering Help for Distressed Homeowners

Wells Fargo Offering Help for Distressed Homeowners


While a new report shows that Nevada is finally coming out of the foreclosure crisis that has hurt hundreds of homeowners, there are still many people who are struggling with house payments.

One of the largest banks in the country is working to help homeowners in distress. Wells Fargo is hosting a Home Preservation Workshop from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino.

Customers of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Wells Fargo Financial and Wells Fargo Home Equity are invited to meet face-to-face with team members. If possible, customers will get a decision that day on loan modifications or other options available to them.

Walk-ins are welcome, but people are strongly encouraged to register before the workshop. Customers can sign up at www.wfhmevents.com/leadingthewayhome. For more information they can call 1-800-405-8067.


Home Workshop Planned for Wells Fargo Customers

Home Workshop Planned for Wells Fargo Customers


Wells Fargo plans a mortgage workshop for struggling homeowners later in January, aimed at customers in financial distress.

The event is for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Wells Fargo Financial, and Wells Fargo Home Equity customers facing hardships. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at the Tropicana Las Vegas. The workshop will be held inside of the property’s pavilion.

Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is strongly recommended to guarantee a one-on-one meeting with a representative. Customers can sign up at www.wfhmevents.com/leadingthewayhome.  For more information, call 1-800-405-8067.

Registration Open for Home Ownership Event

Registration Open for Home Ownership Event


Wells Fargo is hosting a home ownership event in May that the bank says will help people buy homes in Las Vegas. It is the fourth event the bank has held.

The NeighborhoodLIFT event will be May 4 and 5 at the Riveria Hotel and Casino. The bank is partnering with the City of Las Vegas, NeighborWorks America and Neighborhood Housing Services of Southern Nevada to hold the event. People will get a chance to pre-qualify for home loans and apply for down-payment assistance.

The bank is looking to make available $1 billion in mortgage loans for Las Vegas home buyers over the next five years. It also wants to put $9 million towards sustainable homeownership initiatives in southern Nevada.

WATCH: The Arts Take Center Stage

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas is transforming into a cultural mecca, and this weekend, 8 News NOW takea you inside as the arts take center stage.

From the new Smith Center for Performing Arts, to the Neon Boneyard and Arts District, Las Vegas is doing more with arts and theater than ever before.

8 News NOW and our Community Pride sponsors will be the first to take you through the new buildings and give you a sneak peak at what's to come in the next year in our special.

After Fire, County Reminds of Grill Safety Tips

After Fire, County Reminds of Grill Safety Tips

A fire Thursday afternoon in the southeast part of the valley prompts Clark County Fire Department officials to issue a reminder of grill safety.

At approximately 3:20 p.m. Thursday, firefighters responded to a fire that injured a man after his backyard barbecue grill caught on fire. The accident occurred at in the 8200 block of Beaverbrook Way.

Fire department officials say gas accumulated in the grill and when the man attempted to light the grill the top blew off, causing a flash fire that ignited the man’s clothes. The victim, approximately 50 years old, was transported to University Medical Center with serious burn injuries.

The Fire Department recommends the use of certified propane cylinders as the safest grilling source. Residents living in an apartment or condominium should contact their complex managers for specific requirements at their complexes.

New Apartments for Disabled Adults Set to Open

New Apartments for Disabled Adults Set to Open

Accessible Space, Inc. (ASI) is hosting an Open House and Dedication Ceremony for the Bob Hogan Apartments, a new, affordable, wheelchair-accessible apartment community for adults with qualifying disabilities located in Las Vegas, at noon Friday.

The event will be held at the Bob Hogan Apartments, 5075 Newport Cove in Las Vegas.  The day will begin with speakers and presentations from local officials, representatives, funders and supporters, and will close with refreshments and a tour of the building.

Sponsored, developed, owned and managed by ASI, Bob Hogan Apartments provides 21 wheelchair accessible apartments for very-low income adults with qualifying disabilities. Development and construction of the Bob Hogan Apartments was made possible with primary funding provided by the U.S.

BREAKING NEWS: Wind Advisory and Freeze Watch Issued

LAS VEGAS -- A wind advisory has been issued starting at 3 p.m. and lasting until midnight for Clark County and southern Nye County and a freeze watch will be in effect Wednesday night.

Winds are expected to be gusting between 20 to 30 mph and with gusts possible to 50 mph. There is also a slight chance of rain. The temperature will drop Wednesday and is expected to be in the 40's on Thanksgiving Day making it one of the coldest in recent years.

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A freeze watch is in effect from Wednesday night to Friday morning. Some neighborhoods could see temperatures in the 20's.