March 2023

From the Executive Director

Have you heard about our Affordable Housing Day at the Legislature? We are excited to gather together on May 1st to share the importance of affordable housing with our State Legislators and Special Guests. I hope you can join us and encourage you to register soon so we can count you for lunch and have a packet waiting for you.

As I’m sure you know, we’re actively involved in the 2023 Legislative Session and have been busy advocating and educating on affordable housing with our State leaders. Just last week NHC Board Member, Brooke Page, and I supported Assemblywoman Daniele Monroe-Moreno and the first hearing for AB310 which, if passed, would transform Nevada’s approach to supportive housing and homelessness. Our Letter of Support for this bill received over 70 signatures in less than 24 hours with another 30 supporters providing their support either in-person or via phone. Amazing! The bill received no opposition.

If you’d like to stay up-to-date on our policy work this session, and are not already a member, I encourage you to join the Coalition. NHC Members receive frequent updates including a weekly bill tracking matrix and calls to action, when needed.

Read on to learn about other upcoming events, check out the recently released GAP Report, as well as updates from our Partners and Members.


We may be in different vehicles, in different lanes, going different speeds, but we are all moving in one direction: DESTINATION: Housing. Join us on May 1st to share, listen and learn with our State Legislators and Special Guests.

Lunch will be provided, and NHC Members can reserve their very own “Pit Stop”, information table, for our Legislators to visit. By registering, you will help us with a headcount for lunch, and we’ll have a name tag and informational folder for you.

With so many bills in front of them on a daily basis, our elected officials count on your voices to help them understand their role in the solutions that move us along the road to DESTINATION: Housing.


HUD Talk – NV

Understanding the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Protection
Thursday, March 30th
2:30 – 3:30pm PST

Join the Nevada HUD Field Office for a one-hour webinar featuring a speaker from HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity covering VAWA protections, how they are applied, and who they apply to (more than you might think!). There will also be an opportunity to ask questions or get contact information for more sensitive inquiries. Click here to register.

Senior Day at the Nevada Legislature

Friday, April 7th
8:30am – 5:00pm

Location: Room 3100 in the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City

Senior Day at the Legislature will take place next month on April 7th. The day will begin with a social time followed by a welcome and special speakers. Meetings with legislators will begin at 1:30pm. To attend, or for additional information, please contact Marsy Kupfersmith.

FREE CLASSES – Financial Peace Project: Unlock the Power of Financial Freedom

Thursday, April 20th – Thursday, June 22nd
5:30 – 7:30pm

Location: West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas

Join Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas for a free 9-week class on financial freedom. Unlock the power:

  • How to save for emergencies
  • Payoff debt
  • Spend wisely
  • Invest in your future
  • Better manage your household finances

Click here for additional information or contact



ElevateNV started 2023 off strong with several events to support professional development for participants across the affordable housing ecosystem. Check out photos from these informative events below, and stay tuned for upcoming events as we roll out future ElevateNV trainings.


2023 ElevateNV Mentorship Program Kick-Off

Developing Affordable Housing in Nevada: A Workshop – Reno

Developing Affordable Housing in Nevada: A Workshop – Las Vegas


2023 Gap Report Released

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) recently released The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, their annual report highlighting the shortage of affordable homes for low-income renters across the United States. 

In Nevada, there are only 17 affordable and available homes for every 100 extremely low-income renters. Across the country, no state or major metropolitan area has an adequate supply of rental homes affordable and available for extremely low-income renters.

Click here to download the full report.


Partner Updates

Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority Seeking Developers

The Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (SNRHA) is seeking qualified, Nevada licensed developers to submit proposals for its up and coming project. In order to review and download the Solicitation and its attachments, interested developers must first sign up and register “As a Vendor”. Click here to begin this process free of charge.

This project is time sensitive, and a Pre-Proposal Conference and site visits are scheduled for Wednesday, March 29th at 9am at 340 North 11th Street in Las Vegas. Questions can be directed to Customer Support at 866-526-9266.

Clark County Announces Affordable Housing Development Opportunity

Clark County recently announced an affordable housing development opportunity on a County-owned site in the Historic Westside of Las Vegas as part of the planned Microbusiness Park. The County is looking for a developer to build 60+ units of affordable housing. Click here to read the Project Guidelines and Application Instructions.

All parties who plan to submit a response should attend the Pre-Application Meeting on Wednesday, April 5th at 8:30am. The meeting can be accessed via Zoom here.

Reno Housing Authority Public Housing Waitlists Open

The Reno Housing Authority opened waitlists today for public housing family complexes. Applications can be completed here, and the waitlists will close on Friday, April 14th. Click here to read the full news release. 

Member Moments

NNCH Hosts Tours of Recently Completed El Centro Project

Northern Nevada Community Housing (NNCH) generously hosted staff from NHC, Page Strategic Solutions LLC, the Nevada HUD Field Office, and HUD’s Regional Administrator, Jason Pu, to tour El Centro, its recently rehabilitated low-income housing project. The group learned more about NNCH’s commitment to renewable energy as well as its dedication to residents through care coordination and community collaboration.

RCAC Seeking to Fill Program Coordinator Position

Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) is seeking a Program Coordinator for their Development Services Team. This is a fantastic entry level opportunity for someone with experience as an executive assistant, houser, or with college coursework in affordable housing. Click here for the full job description and additional information.

Cohen-Esrey Development Group

Pat Davison


Nevada HAND
Ovation Affordable Housing / Ovation Development

City of Reno
NewWest Community Capital

Churchill Stateside Group
Integrated Design & Architecture
McDonald Carano LLP

Nonprofit & Government
Nevada Homeless Alliance
Rural Nevada Development Corporation

Krystal Griffin

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