About US

Our mission is to create sustainable solutions through community awareness, capacity building, and advocacy to ensure housing options for all Nevadans.


Affordable Housing in Nevada

Every state in the U.S. lacks a sufficient supply of affordable housing for the lowest income residents, but Nevadans, more than any other state population, face the greatest challenge in finding affordable and available homes.

According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, there are only 20 affordable and available rentals  homes for every 100 extremely low-income renter households in Nevada.

Homeownership cost burdens are also a major concern to a growing share of residents. On any given day, there are more than 6,000 homeless individuals in Nevada, with thousands more in unstable housing.

Community Benefits

Communities thrive when people have access to stable, high quality, affordable housing. Pathways to economic mobility become achievable as education, health outcomes, safety rates, and overall engagement improve. Neighborhoods and communities become stronger and more secure. In short, everyone benefits.

The Nevada Housing Coalition is committed to raising awareness and building the capacity of our communities to create high-quality, dignified, and attainable housing for all Nevadans.


Working Toward Solutions

The purpose of the Coalition is to develop strategies and goals to address Nevada’s affordable housing shortfall through community action and policy changes.

We bring together stakeholders, community leaders and the private sector to collaboratively address the lack of affordable housing in the State and advance solutions for all Nevadans – our underserved communities, low income households, our seniors, our veterans, our workers, our children, all of us.

Together, we will work to ensure that every Nevadan has a safe, stable place to call home.

OuR Team

Christine Hess,
Executive Director

Bio coming soon.

Amanda Lakin,
Communications & Outreach Coordinator

Bio coming soon.

OuR Board of Directors

The Nevada Housing Coalition’s founding board is comprised of industry experts in both the public and private sectors.
These individuals are dedicated to the expansion of affordable housing solutions for all Nevadans.

Chairman: Bill Brewer
Nevada Rural Housing Authority
Carson City, NV

Vice-Chariman: Mike Shohet
Compass Development
Las Vegas, NV

Treasurer: Eric Novak
Praxis Consulting
Reno, NV

Secretary: Elaina Mule
Charles Schwab Bank
Las Vegas, NV

Lisa Corrado
City of Henderson
Henderson, NV

Audra Hamkernik
Nevada HAND
Las Vegas, NV

Rae Lathrop
Southern Nevada Strong
Las Vegas, NV

Pat Petrie
City of Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Dr. Mae Worthey-Thomas
Nevada Housing Division
Las Vegas, NV

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