RENO, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) held a roundtable discussion with members of the Nevada Housing Coalition to identify the affordable housing needs of Nevadans.
“Ensuring that Nevadans are housed and safe during this difficult time is critical,” said Senator Rosen. “Today, I sat down with the Nevada Housing Coalition and community advocates to discuss ways to improve access to safe and affordable housing for all those who call the Silver State home. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I have worked to secure funding and resources for safe and affordable housing, but more must be done. I will continue my efforts to advocate for affordable housing for all Nevadans.”
“Access to affordable housing has been a long standing issue in our state,” said Christine Hess, Executive Director of the Nevada Housing Coalition. “Senator Rosen has worked tirelessly through the pandemic to make sure that Nevadans have a safe place to call home and will continue advocating in Congress to provide housing support and resources that Nevadans need.”
BACKGROUND: Senator Rosen is a co-sponsor of the 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 Congress, Senator Rosen was also a co-sponsor of 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.
In March, Senator Rosen voted to pass the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which included $165 million in funding for emergency rental assistance.