LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) announced that Nevada will receive more than $4.4 million to increase affordable housing for the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony. This funding comes from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Indian Housing Block Grant Competitive Program to build affordable housing units.
“As hardworking Nevadans face high housing costs, I’m working to provide more affordable housing options across our state,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m pleased to announce this funding will be coming to Nevada to help construct new affordable housing for the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony and help lower costs for our tribal communities.”
“I’m glad to see these federal dollars I secured will help the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony build more affordable homes for Native families,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “I will continue fighting to ensure that all Tribal members and families have roofs over their heads and access to essential affordable housing resources.”
Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto are fighting to increase the availability of affordable housing in Nevada. They both helped pass legislation to provide nearly $165 million in funding to Nevada for emergency rental assistance, as well as the funding for Nevada’s $500 million Home Means Nevada Initiative. Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto also helped secure nearly $15 million in funding to address homelessness and housing insecurity in southern Nevada and more than $48 million to increase access to affordable housing in the state. Earlier this year, Senator Rosen also led her colleagues, including Cortez Masto, in a letter to Senate Appropriators requesting that they fund the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Veterans Affairs and Supportive Housing program and NeighborWorks America to provide assistance to those seeking affordable housing.