Rosen Led Request to Secure Funding Through Bipartisan Government Funding Bill for Fiscal Year 2022
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) announced that NeighborWorks America has awarded Neighborhood Housing Services of Southern Nevada and Nevada H.A.N.D. grants totaling $900,000 to support efforts to develop and maintain affordable housing, revitalize and sustain neighborhoods, and create jobs. Last year, Senator Rosen led the request, joined by Senator Cortez Masto, to secure this funding as a part of the Fiscal Year 2022 government funding package.
“As housing prices in Nevada continue to rise at alarming rates, I am doing everything I can to make sure Nevada families have more access to quality, affordable housing options,” said Senator Rosen. “I am pleased to see that the NeighborWorks funding I requested will bring nearly $1 million to support affordable housing initiatives in Nevada, providing more families a place to call home. I will continue working to lower prices and ensure Nevadans can have access to affordable housing.”
“Every Nevadan deserves access to affordable housing,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “I was proud to support efforts to secure this funding, which will help families across the state find a safe place to live and call home.”
“Nevada HAND is thrilled that our long-standing and continued partnership with NeighborWorks has resulted in grant funding in 2022,” said Waldon Swenson, Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Nevada HAND. “The grant money received supports local solutions and helps our organization continue to address the shortage of affordable housing in Nevada. Nevada HAND currently has 35 affordable apartment communities in Southern Nevada that provide high-quality affordable housing for over 8,000 low-income working families and seniors. Once again, Congress has demonstrated that it has a sharp eye for a sound investment. Thank you to NeighborWorks for being a valued partner and helping us support our residents and communities."
“We are so thankful to Senator Rosen for her tireless efforts in advocating on behalf of Affordable Housing,” said Michelle Merced, CEO of Neighborhood Housing Services of Southern Nevada. “On April 19th, the Senator took time out of her busy schedule to meet with community leaders and residents as she fully comprehends that Southern Nevada is short of 85k affordable units. Being the first NeighborWorks affiliate here in Southern Nevada for 30 years, we are proud and appreciate the funding we received as they help us build better neighborhoods block by block.”
NeighborWorks America is a Congressionally-chartered, national nonprofit that helps create opportunities for Americans to live in affordable and safe homes by providing community development organizations in all fifty states with financial resources and counseling services.