Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Congresswoman Shelley Berkley recently announced that Nevada H.A.N.D. has been awarded a $7.5 million grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Nevada H.A.N.D is local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that develops affordable housing to improve the lives of low-income individuals in the metropolitan Las Vegas area. The grant will be used by Nevada H.A.N.D. to provide low-income senior housing at their new Westcliff Pines Senior Living facilities. The site will house 80 additional residential units. Land for the project was obtained from the BLM through the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act (SNPLMA) for affordable housing purposes. The Section 202 program allows elderly persons, 62 or older to live as independently as possible in the community with supportive services.
“This funding will be used to construct 80 new housing units for low income Valley seniors. The planned addition of these units is welcome news for southern Nevada at a time when there is still a lack of safe, clean and affordable housing for older Valley residents living on fixed or limited incomes,” said Berkley.
“The housing situation in Nevada is dire, and the most vulnerable in our community are in desperate need for this type of affordable housing,” Reid said. “I was more than happy to provide my support for these great efforts to help seniors and disabled people who otherwise might not be able to afford to live independently.”