August 17, 2020

Cortez Masto Supports Housing Programs for Vulnerable Seniors in Nevada Struggling Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Las Vegas, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) in cosponsoring the Emergency Housing Assistance for Older Adults Act. This legislation would allow the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide $1.2 billion for sanitation supplies, personal protective equipment, Wi-Fi, additional service coordinators and a one-year extension of the iWish Program in HUD-assisted housing communities.

“Seniors in Nevada and throughout the country are staying home to protect themselves and their neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Congress has a responsibility to ensure HUD-assisted housing communities are safe and equipped with the resources needed to protect vulnerable communities, including our seniors in Nevada, and across the country. As we work to navigate this pandemic, I will continue to fight to ensure seniors have access to crucial supplies that combat the coronavirus and keep their communities safe.”