It Takes All of Us
There is so much activity for affordable housing in Nevada, and if you are reading this newsletter, you are a part of it – planning it, building it, funding it, leading it, supporting it, researching it – and as importantly, working for those who need it by providing supportive services, rental assistance and advocacy. Thank you. It takes all of us.
As our state comes together for affordable housing, the Nevada Housing Coalition is here, working for you and supporting you as you need. Your success in affordable housing is our success. Our closest partners will tell you that we are here with one agenda – affordable housing for all Nevadans.
Some of our most recent exciting initiatives and efforts include:
And there is so much more we are working on related to regional collaboration and data/research. The Nevada Housing Coalition has a diverse Board of Directors to guide us and a robust membership, but it takes all of us, and we would love and appreciate your commitment as members.
Have you formally joined the Nevada Housing Coalition yet as a Member? We have over 200 members, and yet well over 1,000 of you receive this newsletter. Over 150 regularly register for our monthly Lunch & Learns, and nearly 250 attend our annual housing conference. Why not now?
Thank you for your consideration, and Members, thank you for your continued support! – Christine
Project and Grants Coordinator (Deadline: Close of Business Today)
The Nevada Housing Coalition (NHC) is building its capacity to support the work of the organization as it promotes and advances affordable housing for all Nevadans. NHC is seeking a motivated, innovative self-starter for our Project and Grants Coordinator position. The full job description can be found HERE.
Affordable Housing in Nevada: Research, Data & Analysis…Oh My!
Wednesday, March 23
12:00 – 12:45pm
Strategic solutions for affordable housing depend on a solid understanding of the current landscape. Join the Nevada Housing Coalition (NHC) for an overview of the Nevada Housing Division’s Annual Housing Progress Report. Get the inside perspective from Elizabeth (Betsy) Fadali, Ph.D., Nevada Housing Division Economist.
We will also hear from Dan Emmanuel, part of the research team at the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), on how Nevada affordable housing compares with other states with an emphasis on their annual Gap Report. The NLIHC Gap Report measure the availability of rental housing affordable to extremely low-income households and other income groups.
Aaina Sharma from Praxis Consulting Group will be moderating this informative session.
Adaptive Reuse Part II
Wednesday, April 27
12:00 – 12:45pm
In case you missed it, February’s Lunch & Learn was a hit! We were joined by Maiker Housing Partners, Northern Nevada Community Housing, and Enterprise Community Partners to discuss the fascinating topic of adaptive reuse. Our engaged audience had so many questions that we’re hosting Part II next month. Topic and speaker details to come. You can watch last month’s discussion HERE.
NLIHC Virtual Housing Policy Forum 2022
Tuesday, March 22 – Wednesday, March 23
National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) is hosting its Virtual Housing Policy Forum 2022, Achieving Housing Justice, on March 22nd from 9:30am-2:30pm PDT and on March 23rd from 10am – 2:30pm PDT. Their Virtual Capitol Hill Day will take place on March 24th.
The forum will feature keynote speakers and panels on topics such as Racial Equity and Housing Justice, Expanding the Multi-Sector Affordable Housing Movement, and Ending Rental Arrears to Stop Evictions. There will also be opportunities for networking.
For more information, or to register, click HERE.
Nevada State Infrastructure Bank Workshop
Monday, March 28
The Nevada State Infrastructure Bank will be holding an upcoming workshop to solicit comments on proposed regulation LCB File No. R-017-22. This proposed regulation amends Chapter 408 of the Nevada Administrative Code relating to the administration of the Nevada State Infrastructure Bank. The meeting will take place via video conference available at the following locations:
State Capitol Building
Old Assembly Chambers, 2nd Floor
101 N. Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Grant Sawyer State Office Building
Governor’s Conference Room, Suite 5100
555 E. Washington Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Click below for additional information:
Landlord Engagement Event
Tuesday, May 17th
In partnership with Southern Nevada Continuum of Care, this event will provide landlords with information on how they can get involved with supportive housing programs. Food will be served. Email email@example.com to register or click HERE for more information.
Operation HOME! Property Partners Webinar
2nd Tuesday of Every Month
10:00 – 11:00am
Join this monthly webinar to learn more about Operation HOME! and the support available to landlords in Clark County. Landlords can receive up to $1,000 for every lease signed when they partner with Operation HOME!
Calling All Members
Would you like to be a part of our Member Spotlight? We appreciate what you do and want to share your work with our network of over 1,200 contacts. We’ll compile information on your organization and set up a 10-20 minute recorded Zoom call to chat with you about the work you’re doing, unique or fun facts, and anything else you’d like to share.
If interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project 4 Humanity Magazine Appearance
Project 4 Humanity recently made an appearance in a magazine distributed in several states and to thousands of shelters. They recently partnered with Novum U to renovate two properties that will provide affordable housing to 25 families. Read the full article HERE.
Job Opening: Project Manager, Praxis Consulting Group, LLC
Praxis is seeking an organized and motivated individual to assist with project management on a variety of affordable housing projects. Cover letter and resume can be submitted to Aaina Sharma at email@example.com. Click HERE for full the job description.
Do You Have an Announcement?
If you’re an active member of NHC and have an announcement to share in an upcoming Newsletter, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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President Biden Signs into Law FY22 Spending Bill with Increased Funding for Housing
On March 11, President Biden signed into law the fiscal year 2022 spending bill. The bill will provide approximately $1.5 trillion in federal spending with about $53.7 billion going towards HUD programs. Funding for affordable housing and community development programs was also increased, which includes enough funding to renew all existing Housing Choice Vouchers and Project-Based Rental Assistance Vouchers. $200 million will also be extended to expand rental assistance vouchers to an additional 25,000 households.
The bill is also comprised of congressional directives to provide further information to HUD and other federal agencies to implement, track and analyze federal programs including COVID-19 relief, ERA programs, and tribal housing.
Analysis by the National Low Income Housing Coalition can be found HERE.
Operation HOME! is a community-wide effort to quickly and permanently house members of Southern Nevada who are in need of a home. In order to achieve their goal of finding homes for 2,022 unhoused individuals by the end of 2022, they need landlords!
Landlords who partner with Operation HOME! receive perks such as a risk mitigation fund, double security deposits, and a recently increased signing bonus of up to $1,000 per lease.
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