Reno, Nev. – Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined the Reno Housing Authority (RHA) to highlight the new Dick Scott Manor affordable housing complex that will be available for Northern Nevada veterans later this year thanks to funding she delivered in the American Rescue Plan. Cortez Masto also discussed her comprehensive work to support more housing for working families, including her new legislation to significantly increase the amount of federal funds available for RHA and affordable housing construction across the country.
“Our service members have sacrificed so much for our country, and I was glad to join RHA today to see how funding I helped deliver will provide Northern Nevada veterans with accessible, affordable homes,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “But there is more work to do, and that’s why I’m pushing new legislation to provide resources to build more affordable housing and ensure hardworking families can stay in their homes.”
“The Reno Housing Authority is appreciative of the efforts put forth by Sen. Cortez Masto to move the needle on affordable housing in our region. She recognizes the acute need and is helping grow funding opportunities for not only housing authorities like ours, but the entire affordable housing community,” said RHA Commissioner Kathleen Taylor.
Senator Cortez Masto has been a leader in the fight to lower housing costs and keep Nevadans in their homes. As Attorney General, she led the fight to hold Big Banks accountable for the foreclosure crisis, delivering $1.9 billion to homeowners in Nevada. Last year, she secured more than $4.8 million from the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco to support Nevada affordable housing organizations, and cut through red tape to make it easier to build affordable housing across the state. She helped create the Preservation and Reinvestment Initiative for Community Enhancement (PRICE) grant program in 2022 to help preserve and revitalize manufactured housing in eligible communities, and is working to make it permanent. She is also a sponsor of the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act and the Neighborhood Homes Investment Act to help build more affordable housing.