Dear NHC Members and Stakeholders,
From Nevada to D.C., we have more opportunities than we have had in decades to advance affordable housing. This is Nevada’s opportunity to truly move the needle for affordable housing.
Right now in DC: Congress must act and make the overdue investments in affordable housing, a sustainable investment in critical infrastructure for America’s future and Nevada’s future.
As you are likely well aware, the vast majority of Nevada’s resources for affordable housing come from the federal government. Nevada has some of the most severe affordable housing shortages in the country, especially for our extremely low income renters. Nevada’s needs are great and we need greater, and strategic, investment in affordable housing.
The Nevada Housing Coalition is actively engaging with the National Low Income Housing Coalition and their HoUSed Campaign. As part of this initiative, we join our partners in urging Congress to include robust housing investments as part of any infrastructure or recovery package. For more details on the priorities, please see the HoUSed infrastructure priorities.
Right now in Nevada: As part of our recovery, and in response to the Every Nevadan Recovery Framework, the Nevada Housing Coalition is working with a diverse group of stakeholders to develop recommendations for affordable housing investments for long-term, sustainable impacts.
Nevada recently received $2.7 billion as part of the American Rescue Plan Act to support its recovery from the pandemic. One of the eligible uses of these funds is affordable housing. Nevadans that were already struggling from our severe shortage of affordable housing have also suffered greatly from the pandemic. As we support efforts for a more equitable recovery for all Nevadans, affordable housing must be part of the conversations.
Around the country, states are allocating hundreds of millions of their funds. How much should Nevada commit to overcome the impacts of the pandemic and make meaningful progress for affordable housing?
Join us at our July Lunch & Learn to hear a debrief of the 2021 Legislative Session and an overview on the NHC Task Force’s progress for funding and policy recommendations.
Finally, thank you all for your continued engagement and support. NHC depends on its members and the housing community to engage and collaborate for progress. For more information and to become a member, please click on our link below.
Wednesday, July 28
Affordable Housing Advocacy IN ACTION!
NHC Monthly Lunch & Learn Series, every 4th Wednesday
12:00-12:45 pm | Zoom Webinar | FREE
Join us this month while we share a brief overview of the 2021 Session – our policy wins and future opportunities identified. And while we may not be in Session, NHC is working even harder with an engaged group of diverse stakeholders across the housing ecosystem to develop recommendations for the Nevada’s leadership consideration regarding the American Rescue Plan Act Fiscal Recovery Funds. We have convened 60 stakeholders (and growing) as part of a Task Force to support this work for a comprehensive and strategic plan for affordable housing. Get a snapshot of our recommendations (or process to-date as this is a work in progress).
August 4, 1-4 pm & August 11, 1-4 pm
Region 9 Federal Regional Interagency Council on Homelessness (FRICH): Nevada Webinar Series
Register HERE. On August 4th and 11th, the Federal Regional Interagency Council on Homelessness (FRICH) for Region 9 (AZ, CA, HI, NV, and the Outer Pacific) will host the 3rd annual FRICH Summit, taking place over 2 half-day virtual sessions. This webinar series will bring together community stakeholders from across Nevada to share best practices and findings among homeless service providers in the region. The FRICH plans to highlight recent HUD funding and state updates as well as a focus on homelessness in rural and tribal communities.
SAVE THE DATE!
2021 Nevada Housing Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada
Bring your perspective. Expand your knowledge. Grow your network. Leave with solutions for collaboration and implementation for affordable housing. The NHC Planning Team is actively planning 2 days of relevant and timely sessions where we can hear from local and national partners. Join us in person if you can, and we are working on a virtual option as well. We had 245 registrants for last year’s inaugural conference with real outcomes. In fact, the results of the Summit are still impacting our work.
If you would like to help plan, or have an idea for a speaker or panel discussion, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
REGISTRATION COMING SOON! (NHC Member Discounts! Not a member, Join NOW)
Clark County Seeks Input on Local Recovery Plan for Lasting, Measurable Community Improvements. Clark County is seeking input from residents and stakeholders on a local pandemic recovery plan that would provide lasting and measurable community improvements. The outreach over the next 30 days will include stakeholder meetings, community meetings and online surveys. FULL NEWS RELEASE HERE.
A series of public stakeholder meetings will kick off July 13 with County agencies and community partners. The meeting schedule:
• Tuesday, July 13 – Hard-Hit Communities and Assistance to Households, 6-8 p.m.
• Wednesday, July 14 – Affordable Housing, 11:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m.
• Thursday, July 15 – Small Business and Workforce Training, 2-5 p.m.
• Tuesday, July 20 – Health and Infrastructure, immediately following the conclusion of the County Commission meeting.
DUE BY 7/12: Anthem is hiring a Housing Program Manager in Las Vegas. The Housing Program Manager is responsible for developing, implementing, and on-going management of a homeless and housing strategy for Anthem’s BCBS most vulnerable membership. For complete job posting, please click HERE.
DUE BY 7/15: Nevada Homeless Alliance is hiring a Manager of Policy Advocacy and Training. The Manager of Policy Advocacy and Training will be responsible for oversight of multiple policy and training initiatives, including facilitation of the Policy Council on Homelessness, coordination of an annual Statewide Conference on Homelessness, and year-round training and policy advocacy activities. For complete job posting, please click HERE.
NLIHC Emergency Rental Assistance Resource Hub: The ERA Resource Hub offers examples of how programs are incorporating self-attestation, direct-to-tenant payments, prioritization, and other elements of design and implementation to enhance equity and efficiency within their ERA programs.
Rescue Plan has Billions Available for Housing, Advocates Urge Officials to Take It, Josh Cohen, Shelter Force, June 25, 2021
What can we expect from Cambridge’s new affordable housing overlay? Andrew Gibbs, Joint Center for Housing Studies, June 30, 2021
Continuing the Legacy: Keeping Longtime Residents in Their Communities, Brandon Duong, Shelter Force, July 6, 2021