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,
· Monthly Newsletter – next month we will begin featuring an inside look at some of our Nevada affordable housing partners and their projects
· News Blogs – there is so much information to communicate and especially now, monthly may not be soon enough! Get this information on your own time through our social channels or checking in with our News section.
· On-demand Statewide Webinars – we will keep it relevant and timely
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.pdfo 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-19o 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.