WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement announcing two grants totaling $915,000 from Neighborworks America to Nevada H.A.N.D., Inc. and Neighborhood Housing Services of Southern Nevada, Inc. to be used for on-the-ground needs in the development of affordable and accessible housing.
“Thousands of families in Southern Nevada have a serious need for access to affordable housing,” said the Senators. “These grants from NeighborWorks America will help to provide much-needed resources to create safe and affordable places to call home. We will continue to support programs that take important steps to address the housing crisis in our state, and we will continue to work in the U.S. Senate to advance housing solutions for all Nevadans.”
BACKGROUND: NeighborWorks America is a public nonprofit organization established by Congress in 1978. It supports a network of nearly 250 local and regional nonprofit partner organizations that bring together residents, private-sector business leaders, and representatives of local government to address community development and affordable housing challenges in urban, suburban and rural communities. NeighborWorks provides these organizations financial and grant support, training, technical assistance, organizational assessments, technology tools and other services.
NeighborWorks America has awarded a grant totaling $472,500 to the Neighborhood Housing Services of Southern Nevada, Inc. and a grant totaling $442,500 to Nevada H.A.N.D., Inc.
Just last week, Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto sent a letter to the President urging him to request increased funding for NeighborWorks in his FY2021 Budget.