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Real estate company starts fund to assist homeowners impacted by COVID-19

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Posted at 10:35 PM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 01:35:38-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Homie, a real estate technology company, announced it has donated $14,000 to United Way of Southern Nevada as part of its partnership on the Homie Fund that helps Las Vegans most impacted by COVID-19.

The company says the fund helps homeowners from foreclosure and to pay utility bills.

Homie started the fund with a $10,000 donation in April and provided $500 to the fund for every home bought or sold with the company in Southern Nevada through September.

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This totaled $14,000 in the last quarter.

The company also says it will continue to waive its $2,500 listing fee for those in Las Vegas who were directly impacted by the economic crisis stemming from the government shutdown and need to sell their homes.

“The percentage of mortgage payments that are late, undoubtedly due to financial hardship during this unprecedented economic and health care crisis, continues to rise and that is why it was important to us to partner with United Way of Southern Nevada to help those in need over the last few months,” said Kris Cuaresma-Primm, general manager of Homie in Las Vegas.

More information about Homie can be found here.