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Rosen, Cortez Masto Announce $600,000 HHS Grant to Assist Nevada Homeless and At-Risk Youth

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) released the following statement announcing that The Children’s Cabinet, a Reno-based community service organization, received a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) totaling $600,000 over a three-year period. The funding may be used to support community outreach, temporary shelter facilities, and counseling services to runaway and homeless youth in Nevada.

“Youth homelessness is...

Rosen, Colleagues Urge the Administration to Make LIHEAP Funds Available to States, Lowering Utility Bills for Low-Income Households

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), joined a bipartisan letter led by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to release funds for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) as swiftly and at the highest level possible under the current continuing resolution:

“As state agencies work to prepare their LIHEAP...

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),...