From the Executive Director

Welcome to our first Newsletter of 2023!

After a restful holiday break, we are sprinting into the new year and bringing the momentum from 2022 with us.

We have 3 events already scheduled this month. Register now for our 2023 Lunch & Learn Series, and don’t miss ElevateNV’s Developing Affordable Housing Workshop. With an exciting list of special guests, and two locations to choose from, you won’t want to miss this valuable event to support your projects.

As we work on planning out our upcoming events for the year, I want to remind you that you can watch past events on our YouTube channel. This is an excellent resource to learn more about the complex topic of affordable housing, and we’ve made it easy for you to navigate by creating playlists for past events including Lunch & Learns and ElevateNV specific trainings.

I look forward to moving the needle for affordable housing alongside all of you in 2023. Hope to see you soon, virtually or live, at one of our events!


Top 5 NHC Events of 2022

Did you know we record many of our virtual events for on-demand watching at your convenience on our YouTube channel? We hosted 24 events last year and tracked our attendance numbers, live (in-person and virtual) and on-demand for each event. Check out our most attended events of 2022, and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel @nvhousingcoalition for continued education!

Upcoming Events

Developing Affordable Housing in Nevada: A Workshop

January 31 | University of Reno / $10**
February 2 | Culinary Academy of Las Vegas / $10**

**The $10 registration fee covers the cost of coffee, lunch, and beverages. Scholarships are available.

In these workshops, you will learn from in-depth project case studies focused on rental acquisition and new development. Learn more about development as a whole and talk through financing options, maximizing affordability, and project phasing. The sessions will also feature conversation with Nevada leaders, and you will have the opportunity to access immediate feedback and action planning specific to projects you are pursuing.

Questions? Contact Juawana Grant, Project & Grant Coordinator, for all questions about ElevateNV and its programs.

Reno Special Guests:

  • Monica Cochran, Manager, Housing & Neighborhood Development, City of Reno
  • Chip Hobson, Executive Director, Silver Sage Manor, Inc.
  • Mishon Hurst, Deputy Executive Director, Nevada Rural Housing Authority
  • J.D. Klippenstein, Housing & Grant Specialist, Washoe County
  • Eric Novak, President, Praxis Consulting Group LLC
  • Elaine Wiseman, Management Analyst, Housing & Neighborhood Development, City of Reno

Las Vegas Special Guests:

  • Adrienne Babbitt, Field Office Director, HUD NV
  • Hassan Chaudhry, Executive Director, Foresight Housing Partners
  • Kike De La Paz, Office of Field Policy & Management, HUD NV
  • Kristin Cooper, Deputy Director, Clark County Social Service
  • Danielle Herrera-Markwald, Development Project Manager, ASI
  • Lorri Murphy, Vice President of Real Estate Development, Ovation
  • David Paull, Managing Director, CORE Advisory Partners
  • Dagny Stapleton, Community Housing Administrator, Clark County
  • Kathi Thomas-Gibson, Director, Department of Neighborhood Services, City of Las Vegas


Wednesday, January 25th

12:00 – 12:45pm via Zoom

Winning Projects: An Affordable Housing Project Showcase on Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco Grantees

Join us for our first Lunch & Learn of 2023 where we will highlight unique affordable housing projects that have leveraged the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco’s Affordable Housing Program (AHP) Funds in celebration of the 2023 launch of the AHP Nevada Targeted Fund. The AHP General Fund and Nevada Targeted Fund can be used to support gap financing for a wide variety of affordable housing development projects from adaptive reuse to new construction. Register today to learn more about this resource through examples of awarded projects and a moderated discussion.

2023 AHP Nevada Targeted Fund Application Webinar

Tuesday, January 17th at 9:30am PST
Wednesday, January 18th at 9:30am PST

Register here to learn more about Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco’s new AHP Nevada Targeted Fund and the essentials of preparing a successful application. The webinar is for both rental and owner-occupied projects and will cover:

  • An overview of the Bank and the Affordable Housing Program
  • An overview of the Targeted Fund, the application, and financial worksheets

Insights into how applications are scored and how financials are reviewed for need, subsidy, and feasibility

Funding Opportunities

Application Window Now Open: 2023 AHP General Fund and AHP Nevada Targeted Fund

The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco has announced that applications are now being accepted for their 2023 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) General Fund and AHP Nevada Targeted Fund. The deadline to submit an application is March 9, 2023. Applications must be submitted through the Bank’s secure portal, and the deadline to request a project application workspace on the portal is March 2, 2023.

The Bank has Application Webinars available for both the General Fund and the Nevada Targeted Fund. Click here to register for these upcoming, informative events.

Member Moments

Reno Housing Authority is Hiring

Reno Housing Authority is currently seeking to fill positions for Director of Development, Senior Project Manager of Construction, and Senior Project Manager of Development Finance.

The Director of Development will lead, direct, manage, and oversee the activities and operations for the Housing Authority’s Development Department. The Senior Project Manager positions will coordinate and oversee funding and construction for multiple capital improvement projects relating to affordable housing.

Click here for additional information and application instructions. Questions can be directed to Darren Squillante, HR Director, at dsquillante@renoha.org.

Volunteers Needed: 2023 Southern Nevada Homeless Census

Over 600 volunteers are needed for this year’s homeless census, also known as a Point-in-Time Count. Volunteers will conduct a street-by-street canvas to help count and identify individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The data obtained in the count will assist service providers, policy makers, funders, and local, state and federal governments. To learn more about the Homeless Census, click here. If you would like to volunteer, you can register here.

Virginia DeVito

Northern Nevada Building & Construction Trades Council Development Corp.


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Nevada Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence
Oikos Development Corporation

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