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NEWSLETTER

December 2019

IN THIS ISSUE:

A MESSAGE FROM OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

By Bill Brewer, Nevada Housing Coalition President & Nevada Rural Housing Authority Executive Director

Greetings, housers!

Whether you’re developing housing, administrating housing, funding housing, or want to track and help with the affordable housing challenges facing Nevada – you’re a houser in my book! Thank you not only for your interest in supporting the Nevada Housing Coalition, but also in helping fulfill our mission to create sustainable solutions through community awareness, capacity building, and advocacy to ensure housing options for all Nevadans.

This monthly newsletter fulfills another goal of ours: to be your housing information resource. From proposed and passed policy, to Coalition programming, to local, state and national news, we aim to provide a robust selection of houser news. Are we missing something? Have ideas for content? Want to submit something? Get in touch with us at info@nvhousingcoalition.org.

In this month’s edition, you’ll see a list of housing-related events and activities (past and future), including the Coalition’s  Brunch and Learn on November 7 in Reno at Moana Nursery, and the Coalition’s Lunch and Learn on November 20 in Las Vegas at The Center. The first session provided a look at housing policy in action at the state and federal levels. Later in the month in Las Vegas, our second session focused on equitable housing development strategies. Knowing not all housers can attgend all events, we have video recorded both presentations, and will post those on our website very soon. Watch for their links on Facebook (and if you’re not already following the Coalition, hop on it!).

The two events were made possible by a partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and we sincerely thank these two organizations for their support.

We hope you find this newsletter informative and useful in your work as a houser. Together, we can get a lot done!

Bill

wbrewer@nvrural.org   

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Watch here for upcoming events in 2020!

December 11, 2019
ABCs of Fair Housing for Real Estate and Property Management Professionals
9 am -12 pm
Las Vegas
For more information, see here


Previous Events

November 26, 2019
The Nevada Homeless Alliance is sponsoring Project Homeless Connect
For more information, click here.

November 20, 2019
Nevada Housing Coalition's Lunch & Learn - Las Vegas
"Equitable Housing Development Strategies"
For more information and a copy of the presentation, click here.

November 19-20, 2019
Opportunity Alliance and Building Bridges to a Thriving Nevada -- Bridges Out of Poverty Financial TrainingFor more information, click here.

November 18, 2019
The Housing Crisis in A Precarious Economy: A Panel Discussion with Jessica Bruder, author

For her book Nomadland, journalist Jessica Bruder spent months living in a camper van, documenting itinerant Americans who gave up traditional housing and hit the road full time, enabling them to travel from job to job and carve out a place for themselves in a precarious economy. The project spanned three years and more than 15,000 miles of driving — from coast to coast and from Mexico to the Canadian border. For more information, click here.

November 7, 2019
Nevada Housing Coalition's Brunch & Learn - Reno
"What's on Deck for Affordable Housing"
For more information and a copy of the presentation, click here.


November 7, 2019

The 2019 Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit: The Movement at Work

Nevada has the highest rate of unsheltered youth. To read a summary of the Summit, click here.

October 29-30, 2019
Opportunity Alliance and Building Bridges to a Thriving Nevada -- Bridges Out of Poverty Financial Training
For more information, click here.

October 23, 2019 -- 
The American Institute of Architects Las Vegas hosted an event, “AIA Las Vegas Blueprint For Better Design Solutions For Affordable Housing and Homelessness.”  For more information about the event, see here. Throughout this year, AIA Las Vegas architects and partners in our community have explored the critical issues of affordable housing and homelessness. At this meeting, they shared the results of our research and the solutions created by working collaboratively with those who are committed to solving the issues.


October 10, 2019 

Opportunity Alliance of Nevada and Building Bridges to a Thriving Nevada hosted a Policy and Advocacy Workshop and Luncheon in Reno to discuss financial and economic security of Nevada families. For more information, see here.

Nevada Housing News

Give your feedback

Every five years the Nevada Housing Division and several of its affiliates conduct surveys and focus groups on the current state of fair housing and community development throughout Nevada. We then compile this information and based on the successes, challenges, and barriers identified through these surveys develop a five-year plan called the Consolidated Plan and the Impediments to Fair Housing in which we indicate funding priorities that we will dedicate federal and state funding towards. Please follow the links below to participate in these two important surveys.

Fair Housing Survey
English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019_Nevada_FHS
Spanish: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/Nevada_EncuestadeViviendaJusta

Housing and Community Development Survey
English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019_Nevada_HCD_Survey
Spanish: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/Nevada_ViviendayDesarrolloComunitario

Northern Nevada Housing Updates


Reno City Council:

The Reno City Council met on October 23rd. There were several housing items:

  • Staff Report (For Possible Action): Presentation, discussion and potential direction to staff regarding the implementation of Senate Bill No. 103 (NRS 278.235) by adding a section to the Reno Municipal Code to provide for the reduction or subsidization of impact fees; the fees collected for the issuance of building permits collected pursuant to NRS 278.580; and fees imposed for the purpose for which an enterprise fund was created, such as sewer connection fees, to assist in maintaining or developing a project for affordable housing; and to amend Reno Municipal Code 12.16.280 as to sewer connection fees to address the new ordinance in this regard. Staff reports on several affordable housing projects and direction on the implementation of SB 103.
  • Staff Report: (For Possible Action): Review and potential approval of six agreements being negotiated in connection with the Daybreak Planned Unit Development regarding (1) charitable donations for affordable housing; and
  • Staff Report (For Possible Action): Resolution of the City Council of the City of Reno, Nevada, to be provided to the Director of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, supporting the affordable housing complex identified as the "Whittell Pointe Apartments" (an existing 228 units at 1855 Selmi Drive in Reno); and providing other details in connection therewith.  [Ward 4]

Southern Nevada Housing Updates

Our Mission

Creating sustainable solutions through community awareness, capacity building, and advocacy to ensure housing options for all Nevadans

Contact

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info@nvhousingcoalition.org
3695 Desatoya Drive     Carson City, NV     89701


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