By Christine Hess, Nevada Housing Coalition Executive Director
Dear NHC Members and Stakeholders,
Looking ahead to Nevada’s housing recovery and resiliency through the next phases of COVID-19, NHC continues to advocate for housing stability needs now, gather and provide information for our stakeholders and housing leaders, and keep our eye on a future of more affordable housing options for all Nevadans. We are thankful for all our partners working on the frontlines.
If you have just a minute, please scan the list of resources and information links that come in the full newsletter below. The amount of information coming at all of us in this time is overwhelming, but I did try to highlight some resources that you may not have seen yet or that may be particularly helpful.
Some of our recent activities during this time:
As you may or may not know, Nevada Housing Coalition is a membership-based organization. We recently revised our membership and sponsorship schedules. You can check out our revised benefits and levels here.
Be safe and well,
NHC Statewide Webinar, #2 – Nevada Housing & COVID-19: Anticipating the Recovery
We will feature the Nevada Housing Division and their role Nevada’s housing recovery, research from the Guinn Center on Nevada Housing with a look at the financial crisis and today, Clark County/MACC response and recovery efforts, updates from the Nevada Apartment Association and more.
Coming very soon!
Congratulations to Opportunity Alliance Nevada for their speedy and timely launch of their new Financial Navigator program http://www.opportunityalliancenv.org/: This is a one-on-one, virtual, support service using volunteers. They will not be licensed professionals, but folks with backgrounds that can work with the Crisis Team to help people in the community better navigate their emerging financial needs.
Employment Opportunity Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority: Deputy Director of Affordable Housing
Employment Opportunities Nevada HAND
There is so much information out there. NHC has highlighted some of the links that we think you may find helpful.
o A good breakdown of the moving bill in the House: Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act to provide $100 billion in emergency rental assistance https://nlihc.org/sites/default/files/Emergency-Rental-Assistance.pdf
o NLIHC and CARES Act fundinghttps://nlihc.org/sites/default/files/Housing-Instability-and-Homelessness_Cares-Act.pdf
o Report showing need for $76B-$100B more federal funding for rental assistance based on research from financial crisis. https://nlihc.org/sites/default/files/Need-for-Rental-Assistance-During-the-COVID-19-and-Economic-Crisis.pdf
(Per the NLIHC, Nevada ranks #29 in these findings with estimated need in the next 12-months for rental assistance for severely cost-burdened households at $845M)
o Housing Instability and COVID-19 map gives breakdowns by county in all the states: https://nlihc.org/rental-housing-instability-homelessness-and-covid-19
o FEMA Toolkit relative to housing: https://nlihc.org/sites/default/files/COVID-19_FEMA-Toolkit.pdf
o HUD Waivers https://nlihc.org/responding-coronavirus-needed-regulatory-actions#Waivers
o Database to help understand what properties may be covered by the federal eviction moratorium https://nlihc.org/federal-moratoriums
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These are just a few news articles of possible interest as we try to stay on top of affordable housing concerns and perspectives of all kinds and viewpoints.
Nevada Rural Housing Authority announces COVID-19 emergency assistance program
CARES Act rental and housing assistance still in the pipeline
Home Values Rising in Nevada Amid Coronavirus Crisis
How will COVID-19 affect affordable housing?
Nevada Affordable Housing Assistance Corp. offering program to help low-income homeowners
Homeless population at COVID-19 isolation complex triples in two days
CORTEZ MASTO LEADS COLLEAGUES IN URGING CONGRESS TO PROVIDE HOUSING SUPPORT FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
CORTEZ MASTO, ROSEN CALL FOR MORE FUNDING FOR SOCIAL SERVICE NONPROFITS IN NEXT CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL
Cortez Masto to cosponsor legislation creating $75 billion Housing Assistance Fund