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Rosen Joins Bicameral Letter Opposing HUD’s Changes to the Equal Access Housing Rule, Urges Agency to Immediately Rescind Discriminatory Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined a bicameral letter led by Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson expressing opposition to proposed changes to HUD’s 2016 Equal Access Rule, which would weaken protections for transgender individuals seeking safe shelter. In the House, Representatives Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), Joe Kennedy (D-MA), and Frank Pallone (D-NJ) are leading this letter.

We write to voice our...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Legislation to Establish Housing Assistance Fund

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her co-sponsorship of legislation that would establish a $75 billion Housing Assistance Fund. The legislation, introduced by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) would create a fund through the Treasury Department to help prevent renters and homeowners from foreclosures, evictions, and utility shut offs.

“Access to affordable housing in Nevada, and across the country, is an issue that has only been exacerbated during the coronavirus pandemic,” sa...

Rosen, Colleagues Urge Administration to Uphold Ban on Housing Evictions During COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined a letter led by Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Doug Jones (D-AL) to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, and Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria, urging their enforcement of bans on housing evictions for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.

As you know, the CARES Act created temporary protections from eviction for...

Rosen Announces $4.9 Million in HUD Community Planning and Development Grants Awarded to Las Vegas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement announcing Las Vegas has been awarded multiple grants totaling $4,900,673 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to be used to support housing projects in the Las Vegas community. 

“During this public health crisis and period of economic uncertainty, access to safe and affordable housing is more important than ever,” said Senator Rosen. “Unfortunately, far too many Nevadans are...

Rosen Co-Sponsors Bill to Support Homeowners, Renters During COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her co-sponsorship of the Coronavirus Housing Counseling Improvement Act, legislation that would expand access to critical information, assistance programs, and services for millions of families struggling to remain in their homes because of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic fallout.

“The coronavirus pandemic is making it more difficult for families to access affordable housing in Nevada,” said Senator Rosen. “Nevada families now...

Rosen, Colleagues Urge HUD IG to Investigate Discriminatory Housing Loan Practices Against Dreamers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and her Senate colleagues in a letter requesting the Inspector General (IG) for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to open an investigation into whether the agency violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) in its decision to change the agency’s policy to deny Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured loans to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.

As an internal...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Announce Over $2.6 Million in Housing Support Awarded to Nevada in CARES Act Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement announcing the distribution of  $2,602,698 in CARES Act funding awarded to the state of Nevada to be used for tenant-based rental assistance.

“We have heard from Nevadans all across our state who are worried about their ability to pay rent during this time of crisis,” said the Senators. “This much-needed funding for rental assistance will help Nevadans stay sheltered and safe...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Announce $20 Million in Pandemic Mitigation Funds for Affordable Housing and Homelessness Programs in Nevada

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement announcing housing and homeless funds included in the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that passed last week have reached Nevada. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development provided $20,629,106 in CARES Act grants to Nevada communities, to be used for the housing programs Community Development Block Grants (CDBG),...

Rosen, Cortez Masto Announce Over $900,000 in Grant Funding to Nevada H.A.N.D. and Neighborhood Housing Services of Southern Nevada

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...

Rosen Leads Letter Requesting Affordable Housing Funding in FY 2021 Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) led a group of ten Senators in a letter urging the President to request increased funding for affordable housing in his FY 2021 Budget request to Congress, specifically for the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, also known as NeighborWorks America, a Congressionally-chartered, national nonprofit, whose programs offer critical affordable housing assistance to low- and middle-income Nevada families. Signatories of Rosen’s letter...