Financing, zoning, not federal land access, are what will expand affordable housing, experts say 

BY: - May 29, 2024

Nevada’s housing crisis isn’t new, nor is the push by local and state elected officials to open up federal land beyond city limits to build more affordable units. Yet land availability is just one part of the equation, and experts say the state would be better served focusing on permanent funding for affordable housing projects […]

Southern Nevada food insecurity increased last year, Three Square says

BY: - May 17, 2024

Food insecurity climbed across Southern Nevada last year with an estimated one in five children uncertain where their next meal is coming from, according to the latest findings from Three Square Food Bank. Data released Thursday as part of the Feeding America’s 2024 Map the Meal Gap Study comes after food pantries and services providers […]

U.S. Supreme Court appears to lean toward Oregon city in complex homelessness case 

BY: - April 22, 2024

WASHINGTON — A majority of U.S Supreme Court justices Monday seemed inclined to side with an Oregon town’s law that bans homeless people from sleeping outdoors, in a case that could have broad implications for local ordinances related to homelessness across the country. During oral arguments in City of Grants Pass, Oregon v. Johnson, conservative […]


Supreme Court to consider outlawing sleeping outside even if no inside space is available

BY: - April 16, 2024

Ed. note: Las Vegas and Henderson are among numerous cities nationwide that have filed amicus briefs in support of the Grants Pass law against sleeping in public even if people have nowhere else to go. On April 22, 2024, the Supreme Court will hear a case that could radically change how cities respond to the […]


Lombardo should have run against Rosen

BY: - April 12, 2024

Gov. Joe Lombardo issued another press release masquerading as a letter to President Joe Biden about housing Thursday. Lombardo’s latest idea to address affordable housing – or rather, for the federal government to do it – as articulated in his press release/letter to the president Thursday, is to tell Biden to “embrace free market principles […]

Nevada one of the most at-risk states for ‘legal looting’ by private equity firms

BY: - April 11, 2024

Nevada is one of the states most vulnerable to the profit-hungry influence of private equity firms, according to a new analysis by a national watchdog group. Nevada ranked 5th overall in the Private Equity Stakeholders Project’s Private Equity Risk Index, which the group launched this week. Only New Mexico, North Carolina, Arizona and Florida are […]

Washoe County votes to criminalize unhoused for living in cars, camping on county-owned property

BY: - March 27, 2024

Despite Washoe County Commissioners declaring they don’t much care for the idea, a majority of commissioners voted Tuesday to make it a crime for people experiencing homelessness to live in their cars. Commissioners agreed the lack of housing has worsened the region’s homeless crisis, mulled the idea to designate parking lots for people living in […]

Nonprofit gets funding to build supportive housing complex

BY: - March 26, 2024

Rising rents and limited housing stock in Southern Nevada, in addition to hurting tenants, has made it difficult for social service providers to place unhoused clients, or those at risk of homelessness, in apartments across the valley.  HELP of Southern Nevada is now planning to build its first 50-unit complex specifically to provide on-site permanent […]

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Headline-hunting Lombardo mistakes urban sprawl for affordable housing policy

BY: - March 24, 2024

You can’t begrudge Gov. Joe Lombardo for trying to throw some shade on Joe Biden when the president made a campaign visit to Nevada Tuesday. Democrats do the same thing when Trump comes to Nevada. But let’s not pretend the letter Lombardo sent to Biden – and more importantly for Lombardo’s purposes, to the Nevada […]

In Las Vegas campaign stop, Biden details plans to make housing more affordable

BY: - March 19, 2024

Amid a growing housing crisis in Nevada, as with the rest of the country, President Joe Biden called for investing billions of dollars to build more affordable units, expanding assistance for unhoused and low-income residents, and helping first-time homebuyers in a Las Vegas stop Tuesday.   Though never mentioning him by name – only referring to […]

State lawmakers wary about approving another housing study, but approve it anyway

BY: and - March 15, 2024

When in doubt, just make it a study. It’s a common narrative in Carson City: When a promising but controversial bill has no realistic path forward, the bill becomes a study, conducted in the name of gathering more data and insight that might convince future lawmakers to take action. But some lawmakers this week expressed […]

Nevada gets federal approval to test out Medicaid funds for housing

BY: - March 13, 2024

Nevada Medicaid recently received federal approval to use funds to cover housing and supportive services through Medicaid’s managed care providers. The pilot program will help an estimated 20,300 Nevadans who had identified themselves as homeless when applying for Medicaid.  As the state implements the program, it is also seeking approval from the federal government to […]