By Bill Brewer, Nevada Housing Coalition President & Nevada Rural Housing Authority Executive Director
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 email@example.com.
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
November 20, 2019
November 19-20, 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
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 23, 2019 --
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
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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.
Reno City Council:
The Reno City Council met on October 23rd. There were several housing items: