May 29, 2018

Cortez Masto Tours Affordable Housing Complex

Cortez Masto meets with Representatives from Nevada HAND

Las Vegas, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Nevada HAND, a Las Vegas-based affordable housing organization, to tour the newly opened Boulder Highway Collaborative Community Campus. This development provides safe and affordable homes to 264 low-income individuals and families, a Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada clubhouse, a Lutheran Social Services of Nevada office building, and is in proximity to a Title I charter elementary school. This campus is the first of its kind in the state.

“I was thrilled to tour this state-of-the-art community complex, which is the product of a partnership between Nevada HAND and a variety of community organizations. The Boulder Highway Collaborative Community Campus is an example of how federal and state investments can support the work of nonprofits and charities to enable families to succeed. I hope that this project serves as a model for community-based affordable housing development throughout the state.”

BACKGROUND

The Boulder Highway Collaborative campus is a property occupied by a group of organizations offering a variety of resources for residents of the Boulder Pines Family Apartment Complex. The campus includes a Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada clubhouse and a Lutheran Social Services of Nevada office building.

The Nevada HAND Boulder Pines family apartments complex has a total of 264 apartments in two, three, and four bedroom floor plans.

The Boys & Girls Club and Lutheran Social Services buildings were built with the support of several programs operated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD’s Community Development Block Grant program awarded $5.8 million and the HOME program provided $1.8 million, along with additional funds from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. State funds were provided through the Low-Income Housing Trust Fund. Senator Cortez Masto is committed to supporting affordable housing developments, such as the ones managed by Nevada HAND in her work in the United States Senate.

Additionally, the Lutheran Social Services building will serve as the community safety net center, offering a grocery store-style food pantry with digital access. It will also house other agencies that provide services such as mental health assistance, nutrition, employment and housing resources.

Senator Cortez Masto is committed to building upon the HUD funding included in the recent omnibus legislation to end homelessness and help families afford a home in a community with good schools, access to employment, transportation, and health care.