About US

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

A Special Thank You to Our Generous Grantors


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 17 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

Maurice Page
Executive Director

Maurice Page is the Executive Director of the Nevada Housing Coalition. Maurice is a solutions-oriented and visionary leader, with an undying passion for community service and civic engagement. He is a serial entrepreneur with a prolific career spanning over two decades, in sales, banking, and notably, in addressing issues related to homelessness and housing.

Maurice brings with him 20 years of invaluable experience and a deep understanding of both the challenges and opportunities within the housing and homeless sectors, having dedicated 14 years to transformative work in these areas. His extensive experience includes overseeing multifaceted programs funded by federal, state, local, and foundational grants with annual budgets exceeding $2.5 million. He has a proven track record in fostering collaborations with public agencies and various stakeholders to instigate systems change aimed at preventing and eradicating homelessness.

Maurice’s hands-on experience encompasses managing a spectrum of housing solutions and programs sanctioned by the Department of Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care. These include permanent supportive housing, rapid rehousing, transitional housing, and emergency sheltering, all aimed at providing relief to vulnerable individuals and families grappling with homelessness.

Maurice is not only a seasoned professional in his field but also a well-rounded academic. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management – Entrepreneurship and a Master’s degree in Adult Education and Leadership.

Maurice’s dedication and lifelong commitment to serving communities illustrate his unwavering belief in the transformative power of civic engagement and community service.

Amanda Lakin
Director of Communications & Marketing

Amanda Lakin is the Director of Communications & Marketing for the Nevada Housing Coalition. Overseeing messaging and branding, she is responsible for creating NHC’s strong visual identity, amplifying its mission and work through various channels, and using her extensive event planning experience to lead the Annual Nevada Housing Conference.

Amanda has a strong administrative background and has worked in construction, global agribusiness, and entertainment, including a position working for Mike Rowe of the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs. She enjoys using her creativity, project management, and writing skills to support the purposeful work of the Coalition and engage NHC members and non-members across Nevada’s diverse affordable housing ecosystem.

Amanda has a B.S. in Marketing Management from Bellevue University. Originally from Nebraska, she spent time living in Brazil and California before moving to Las Vegas in 2021. In her free time, you can find her teaching Zumba® classes, working on her aim at the range, or exploring the various hiking trails surrounding the city.


Juawana Grant
Director of Education & Outreach

Juawana Grant serves as the Director of Education & Outreach at the Nevada Housing Coalition working on a statewide capacity building project to promote and advance affordable housing across Nevada. Juawana recently returned to her hometown of Las Vegas after ten years in the Pacific Northwest working in supportive housing, harm reduction and diversion programs. She has significant experience providing direct services to chronically unhoused individuals from the streets to transitional, supportive, and independent housing. This path has fostered an impassioned commitment to the affordable housing movement, and Housing First models in particular. In addition to social services, she has built a range of skills in writing and communications support, event planning, and education and outreach for a variety of community-oriented and public health programs. She believes in fostering a culture of support, resource sharing and collaboration among organizations and is excited by the opportunity to do just that in her role at NHC.

Juawana has a B.A. in Cultural Studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. She started her career in nonprofits at the Jean Nidetch Women’s Center at UNLV and is thrilled to be back home in Las Vegas making herself useful to the community that raised her.

OuR Board of Directors

The Board of Directors for the Nevada Housing Coalition 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.

Chair: Lorri Murphy
Ovation Development
Las Vegas, NV

Vice Chair: Elaina Mulé
Charles Schwab Bank
Las Vegas, NV

Treasurer: Eric Novak
Praxis Consulting Group LLC
Reno, NV

Secretary: Emily Paulsen
Anthem Nevada Medicaid / Anthem, Inc.
Las Vegas, NV

Chair Emeritus: Bill Brewer
Nevada Rural Housing
Carson City, NV

Audra Hamernik
Nevada HAND
Las Vegas, NV

J.D. Klippenstein
Reno Housing Authority
Reno, NV

Rae Lathrop
Desert Springs Community Resource Center
Las Vegas, NV

Pat Petrie
City of Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Mike Shohet
Compass Development
Las Vegas, NV

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

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