Helpful phone numbers:

Washoe Legal Services: 329-2727

Nevada Legal Services: 883-0404 or (800) 323-8666

Silver State Fair Housing Council: 324-0990 or (888) 585-8634

Northern Nevada Apartment Association Renters’ Rights: 326-4734

Reno Justice Court: 325-6501

Sparks Justice Court: 352-3003

For renters thinking about making the big leap into home ownership, Nevada Fair Housing Inc. and Consumer Credit Affiliates offer a free home-buying seminar, "A Home of My Own." The class covers building a good credit history, obtaining a mortgage, shopping for a home, learning Nevada law and managing the negotiation process. Classes in Spanish are held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 7 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 15. Classes in English are held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 12 and 19. All classes are taught at 3100 Mill St., Suite 111. Advance registration is required. Details: 337-6363.