Nevada H.A.N.D., a non-profit affordable housing provider, recently celebrated the opening of Silver Sky at Deer Springs, a low-income assisted living community in Deer Springs, Nevada.
The facility was developed and funded with help from the State of Nevada Housing Division’s ARRA stimulus funds through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Exchange Program, City of Las Vegas, City of North Las Vegas, Clark County and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide low-income seniors with assisted living opportunities.
Deer Springs has 90 one- and two-bedroom standard and handicap-accessible apartments, located adjacent to Decatur Pines, a 75-unit independent senior living facility also developed by Nevada H.A.N.D.
“Deer Springs is a unique model that has proven effective in providing low-income seniors with affordable housing in a positive daily environment,” said Michael Mullin, Nevada H.A.N.D. President, in a statement. “Residents receive three meals a day in our dining facility, snacks throughout the day in our popular gelato café, recreational and wellness programs, transportation when needed, a movie theatre, an activity center with computer access, a Country Store, a beauty salon and a library among other amenities. We have incorporated wellness, social and dining elements that are best suited to their lifestyles with the goal of providing all the things they need within the comforts of their own homes.”
The facility employs a full staff of professionals to assist with residents’ personal care needs, housekeeping and laundry services, transportation and recreation programs, and has an exam room for doctors who make ‘house calls.’
So far, Silver Sky at Deer Springs has about 30 residents; prospective residents must meet income and age guidelines and complete a medical packet with their physicians to qualify. Monthly payments, which are all inclusive, start at $2,217 per month.
Written by Alyssa Gerace