RENO, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) visited Hope Springs and the Nevada CARES Campus, two facilities that are working to address homelessness in northern Nevada. Senator Rosen toured both of the facilities to learn about the services and support that they provide to those experiencing homelessness in the community.
“Homelessness and housing insecurity affect all communities in Nevada,” said Senator Rosen. “Today, I visited two facilities – Hope Springs Housing Campus and the Nevada CARES Campus – that are taking action to give those experiencing homelessness a safe place to stay, as well as providing critical wraparound services to those in need. The Nevada CARES Campus was funded and constructed because of the CARES Act, bipartisan legislation I was proud to vote for and help pass. I will continue to support the work that these organizations are doing to provide Nevadans with safe shelter, and I will continue my efforts to ensure the well-being of all Nevadans.”
BACKGROUND: Hope Springs, a Northern Nevada HOPES housing campus, is the first bridge-housing community in northern Nevada. In addition to providing housing, Hope Springs will offer casework management, medical and behavioral health care, and many other wrap-around support services to Nevadans transitioning out of homelessness. Earlier this year, Senator Rosen took part in its virtual grand opening.
The Nevada CARES Campus, a 45,900 square foot facility that provides shelter for 900 people as well as comprehensive wrap-around services for clients. This facility was funded as a result of the CARES Act, which Senator Rosen helped to pass in the United States Senate.
Senator Rosen is a co-sponsor of the bipartisan Fighting Homelessness Through Services and Housing Act (S.923), which authorizes planning and implementation grants for supportive housing models that provide comprehensive services and intensive case management to homeless individuals and families.
Last week, Rosen led over two dozen of her colleagues in a bipartisan letter to Senate Appropriators in support of the HUD-VASH program, which combines rental assistance for low-income renters with case management and clinical services for veterans in order to help support chronically homeless veterans.
Last Congress, Rosen co-sponsored the Coronavirus Housing Counseling Improvement Act (S.4098), which would provide funding to help support housing counseling services for low-income and minority homeowners, renters, people experiencing homelessness, and people at risk of homelessness navigate their housing options during the pandemic.