Executive Director Message

It’s hard to believe that I am writing a quick note to acknowledge the end of 2021. This was an eventful year for the Coalition. We led efforts on 2 critical pieces of legislation for affordable housing, added an additional full-time staff member, launched a new website, held our first hybrid event, and played a role in major advocacy efforts via the American Rescue Plan and Build Back Better Acts.

We will be reviewing some of these accomplishments at our Annual Member Meeting on Monday, December 6th. If you haven’t yet joined as a member, please consider doing so. Your membership supports our efforts to advance and promote affordable housing for all Nevadans.

As we celebrate the holidays, we are grateful for all of the amazing relationships we have built and strengthened this year, our dedicated partners working on the front lines, our generous members, and our incredible leaders. And we know there is much more work to do. Too many Nevadans are struggling because they lack access to affordable housing. With this in mind, we will continue to work with all of you for solutions in the coming year.


2021 Housing Conference Final Report

A Word from Our President

Bill Brewer

Executive Director, Nevada Rural Housing Authority & President of Nevada Housing Coalition

Inspired, grateful and hopeful – these are my sentiments as I look back at the 2021 conference, which was a product of the hard work of our event team and generosity of our founders, sponsors and speakers! The Coalition was thrilled to offer in-person and virtual options, and we thank you for your feedback so we know how to improve future events. From content to tech, food to networking, I know the details of a conference matter because YOUR time matters, and hope you found this year’s event as valuable as I did! As the housing community looks ahead, I’m optimistic we can continue the mantra: Housing is EVERYTHING! Beyond the conference, let’s keep housing at the core of our discussions of relief, recovery and the future of our Nevada communities. Housing is a cornerstone of Nevada’s success, and we are grateful to our state’s leadership for helping harness opportunity and turn it into actionable plans designed to help our state not only recover from the pandemic, but succeed well into the future. On behalf of the Nevada Housing Coalition Board, I’d like to extend our appreciation to all conference speakers, guests and organizers, and thank you for your commitment to ensuring ‘Home Means Nevada’ rings true as we work toward affordable housing for all.

Speaker Bios, Recorded Sessions, Slides, Attendee Stats, Next Steps & More!

Upcoming Events

Have You Registered Yet?

Annual Member Meeting

Monday, December 6
10:00 – 11:00am

All NHC Members are invited to join us for an overview of our 2021 activities. This virtual meeting will review financials, membership and policy, and nominees for our Board of Directors will be presented for your vote. You can view the preliminary agenda HERE. *This meeting is for Members only, and registration is required.



Not a Member Yet?

Becoming a Member signals your dedication and commitment to sustainable solutions to the affordable housing crisis in Nevada. All Members enjoy benefits such as discounted rates for NHC events, recognition on our website, and opportunities to join our committees. Make an impact, and join us in creating sustainable housing solutions.


Homebuyer Success Stories Webinar

Wednesday, December 8

Make Homes Possible is hosting a free webinar to explore homebuyer success stories in Las Vegas. Learn about first-time homebuyer journeys and various resources to assist on a pathway to homeownership.

Presenters include:

  • Nia Girma, Nevada Housing Division
  • Lisa Foster, AmeriFirst Financial
  • Kathy Freeman, NHSSN
  • Shanta Patton, NAREB

Reno Affordable Housing Panel Discussion

Saturday, December 11
11:30am – 1:00pm

If you’d like to learn more about the future of affordable housing in Reno, join this community discussion, hear from panelists, and ask your questions.

Panelists include:

  • Christine Hess, Nevada Housing Coalition
  • Dane C. Hillyard, Greenstreet Development Corp
  • Devon T. Reese, At-Large Reno City Council Member
  • Lilith Baran, ACLU of Nevada
  • Wendy Wiglesworth, RISE


2022 Lunch & Learn Series

Check out our YouTube Channel for past Lunch & Learns

4th Wednesday of Every Month (Jan-Oct)
12:00 – 12:45pm

NHC works hard to bring timely information to our Members and Nevada housing stakeholders. One way we do this is through our monthly Lunch & Learn Series. These webinars feature industry experts sharing relevant and engaging topics on affordable housing and are attended live by 70+ participants monthly. 

Past topics have included:

  • Community Land Trusts & Their Role in Affordable Housing
  • Public-Private Partnerships for Affordable Housing Progress
  • Nevada’s Current Affordable Housing Landscape: Are We Making Progress?

Advocacy Updates

Federal Update

History Is Made, Almost: House Passes Build Back Better Act

It’s been almost two weeks since the House passed the biggest investment in affordable housing ever. The historic impact of this bill will increase access and availability of affordable housing for all Nevadans. It now sits in the hands of the Senate for approval.

Nevada Data

Of the $15 billion allocated to build and preserve more than 150,000 homes, Nevada is estimated to receive $148.2 million. Through the expansion of rental assistance and housing vouchers, an estimated 2,900 Nevadan households would be served, which equals approximately 6,400 people.

Read More:

Nevada Update

Nevada American Rescue Plan Act Fiscal Recovery Funds

NHC continues to educate and advocate for the $500 million investment recommendation submitted to the state for its consideration. We are closely following the process with the Nevada Recovers efforts and the Interim Finance Committee. 

Help Shape Our 2023 NV Legislative Agenda

Join the NHC Policy Committee to help shape our 2023 Legislative Agenda for affordable housing policies. We will begin monthly meetings in January. You must be an NHC Member to join the Committee. If you are interested, please contact Christine Hess at

ICYMI: Our New Website

Did you see it yet? Our new website launched right in the middle of our Conference planning. We didn’t get to share our excitement over it then, but we will now! Special thank you to the team at KPS3! 

Modern, vibrant, impactful. Our new site was created not only to share solutions to the housing crisis in Nevada, but to be the go-to spot for affordable housing resources.

We hope you’ll visit often, and let us know if you have an important resource to add.

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