August 31, 2018

Cortez Masto Announces Over $8 Million in Housing and Community Improvement Grants for Communities Across Nevada

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) thanked the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for awarding over $8 million in grant funding through the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Programs. The funds will be used to expand access to affordable housing, rehabilitate affordable housing stock, provide stability to people experiencing homelessness, and fund economic development projects throughout Nevada.

“Nevada faces one of the most severe housing shortages in the entire country. Housing prices are skyrocketing throughout the state, and far too many public servants, including our teachers, nurses, firefighters, and police officers, can’t afford to live in the communities they serve. HUD’s community development programs are a critical source of funding for projects to construct new senior centers, improve infrastructure that supports housing insecure Nevadans, and provides necessary support for our communities. As a member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, I will continue to work closely with HUD officials and local stakeholders to secure funding that protects and promotes these projects.”

BACKGROUND:

The Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program provides annual grants to States and local units of government to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.

The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program provides annual grants to State, local, and private entities to assist people in quickly regaining stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness. In addition to rapid re-housing and homelessness prevention, the ESG program also provides limited funding for street outreach as well as for improving the quality and number of emergency homeless shelters.

The HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program helps to expand the supply of decent, affordable housing to low- and very low-income families by providing grants to States and local governments to fund housing programs that meet local needs and priorities.

The table below lists the grant recipients in Nevada.

Year

State

Grant

Recipient

Amount

2018

NV

CDBG

HENDERSON

$ 1,399,412

2018

NV

HOME

HENDERSON

$ 678,599

2018

NV

CDBG

NORTH LAS VEGAS

$ 2,026,478

2018

NV

ESG

NORTH LAS VEGAS

$ 166,233

2018

NV

CDBG

RENO

$ 2,172,128

2018

NV

ESG

RENO

$ 173,881

2018

NV

HOME

RENO

$ 1,459,596