August 15, 2017
Nevada HAND AWARD
Jackie Bañales-Garcia wins Customer Service Excellence Award!
Nevada HAND District Manager, Jackie Bañales-Garcia, received the Five Star Customer Service Excellence (CSE) Award for her coordination of relief efforts following the Parsons Place apartment fire earlier this year. The fire displaced 51 individuals from a downtown property that is owned and managed by Neighborhood Housing Services of Southern Nevada, a community partner of Nevada HAND. Jackie worked through the weekend to help Parsons Place residents to find temporary shelter, including transportation to vacant apartments, and oversaw the purchase and distribution of cots, bedding, food, and toiletries for the displaced residents.
The Customer Service Excellence Award is a program of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce to recognize excellence in customer service across a wide range of industries. The award is presented quarterly, with the winners eligible for the annual CSE Award at the end of each year. Last year, there were over 6,000 nominees from 550 diverse organizations in the Las Vegas area. Nevada HAND applauds Jackie and other employees who strive for excellence every day.
June 29, 2017
Nevada HAND Event/Press
Over 120 guests joined Nevada HAND and its partners in a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new Boys & Girls Clubhouse building and a Lutheran Social Services headquarters that will serve as a comprehensive community safety net for the area. HAND Construction will be building the two projects on the site of Boulder Pines Family Apartments, creating a true collaborative community service campus. Both buildings are due for completion in early 2018. Guests at the event included Clark County Councilwoman Chris Giunchigliani and representatives from Congresswoman Dina Titus and Congressman Ruben Kihuen’s offices.
May 31, 2017
Nevada HAND Event
Congresswoman Jacky Rosen held a press conference and tour at Pacific Pines Senior Apartments to discuss the issue of affordable housing and stressed the importance of continued government support to expand availability for programs that support homes for seniors and working families. Rep. Rosen toured the community, met with several residents and staff, and visited the adjacent Henderson Senior Center.
May 23, 2017
Nevada HAND Event
The Las Vegas Philharmonic Quintet entertained residents and staff of Silver Sky at Deer Springs Assisted Living today. About 40 of our residents learned about each of the instruments and how they evolved through their history. Each instrument was highlighted in one or more of the day’s hour-long playlist. We’re very grateful for this gift of music and are looking forward to future events, perhaps expanding to other communities within our portfolio.
March 13, 2017
Nevada HAND CEO Mike Mullin Appears on Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman’s Show “Hello Mayor!”
Watch as Mike Mullin sits down with Mayor Goodman to talk about his journey and the affordable housing issue being addressed by Nevada HAND in Southern Nevada.
March 4, 2017
Las Vegas’ shortage of affordable housing is worst in the country, study finds
The Las Vegas Sun features a photograph of roofers at Nevada HAND’s Boulder Pines Family Apartments, leading a story about the lack of affordable housing options in Las Vegas and in Nevada.
Carpenters work on an affordable housing complex being built by Nevada HAND on Boulder Highway, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Nevada HAND is a real estate development company that focuses on affordable housing projects.
Poor families seeking affordable housing are better off in any other metro area than Las Vegas. According to a study released this week by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, Las Vegas has the biggest shortage of affordable and available rental homes. Only 12 affordable rental units are available for every 100 households classified as “extremely low income.”
Nevada overall fares only slightly better, with 15 units available for every 100 households. The national average is 35.
Las Vegas topped the list of large metropolitan areas with the lowest availability of available rental homes for extremely low income households. Los Angeles ranked second, with 16 affordable units available per 100 households in need. Houston, Orlando and San Diego rounded out the top five.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition study concluded by calling for tax reforms and a restructuring of priorities to help those households with the greatest housing needs.
February 1, 2017
Nevada HAND Event
Vice President of HAND Construction, Bob Feibleman (center), with internationally recognized architect, David Baker (left) and UNLV architecture professor, Eric Strain (right).
The UNLV School of Architecture in partnership with Klai Juba Wald Architects and the city of Las Vegas hosted the Mayor’s Symposium on Urban Design February 1-3. Nevada HAND was proud to support the event by sponsoring its opening keynote speaker, David Baker, of David Baker Architects of San Francisco, Calif. Baker is internationally recognized in the design of affordable housing. The symposium brought together architects, students, and city planners to discuss trends in urban design with an eye toward Las Vegas. The event was attended by over 550 community leaders.
January 29, 2017
Innovative residential complex will give families all-inclusive support
For children of families living in daily and weekly rental complexes on Boulder Highway, the quest for after-school activities is bleak. The 3-mile stretch running from Desert Inn Road to Tropicana Avenue is peppered with empty dirt lots and boarded-up buildings. There are no parks within sight, and kids in the area are lucky if their complex has as much as a small strip of grass to walk dogs.
That will change this summer with the planned opening of the Boulder Pines Family Apartments, orchestrated by Nevada HAND (Housing and Neighborhood Development) at 4375 Boulder Highway. In addition to affordable living, the complex will feature an innovative campus environment that includes a number of Southern Nevada nonprofit groups collaborating to provide a range of family and community services. That includes an onsite Boys & Girls Club for child residents that will welcome others from surrounding areas.
January 26, 2017
Nevada HAND Event
Partners Creating Transit-Oriented Development and Expanding Housing Options
On January 26 Nevada HAND partnered with Southern Nevada Strong, UNLV, and the Regional Transportation Authority to host an important conversation about the future of cross-sector collaboration featuring Dace West from Mile High Connects in Denver. Collaborating with partners in our community, this marked the beginning of an ongoing series of meetings about thoughtfully collocating affordable housing near accessible transportation services.
August 11, 2016
Nevada HAND Resident Recognized for Charitable Work
About seven years ago, Joyce Eatman, a resident of Capistrano Pines, a Nevada HAND independent senior community, noticed that she was getting a lot of phone calls from friends and friends of friends needing help to care for their grandchildren. With the assistance of other volunteers, Joyce started the ‘Grants 4 Grands’ project to provide resources and support for a growing number grandparents who have become the primary caregivers of their grandchildren.
June 28, 2016
Nevada HAND Event
Grand Re-Opening of Vera Johnson Manor B
One hundred guests joined Nevada HAND to celebrate the re-opening of Vera Johnson Manor B located in east Las Vegas. Nevada HAND was pleased to partner with the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority and key funders; the City of Las Vegas, Chase Bank, and National Equity Fund to provide a complete property facelift for Vera Johnson Manor B that included water-efficient landscaping, remodel of all 112 townhouse-style family apartments; Energy Star rated appliances, and LED lighting. The renovated community includes a beautiful Activity Center that features offices for property management and resident services, computer room, classrooms, and kitchen. Environmentally conscious, the Activity Center’s solar energy system offsets 61% of its energy needs.
Nevada HAND President & CEO Mike Mullin with Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman at the Grand Re-opening of Vera Johnson Manor B.
Vera Johnson Manor B resident Candace Gordon (right) spoke about the positive changes that have been made to the community since its renovation.
July 22, 2016
“MINI Takes the States” Road Rally Stops at Tropical Pines
Every two years, owners of British economy car MINI come together to motor across the United States on an epic fundraising rally they call “MINI Takes the States”. From May 4 to July 30, 2016 they made their motoring matter by raising money for Feeding America, a partner of Three Square Food Bank. In addition to the minimum $10,000 MINI USA donation, every dollar raised by MINI owners helps provide 11 meals to families in need. As one of their final stops on this year’s 4,397 mile journey, they visited Three Square Food Bank and then came out to Tropical Pines to interview residents who benefit from Three Square’s Senior Share supplemental food delivery program.
Tropical Pines residents Janice Klemme (center) and Janet Nelson (right) spoke about the importance of the Senior Share supplemental nutrition program with representatives from Three Square™ (Alexis Merz, left) and a free-lance writer and film maker from the Wall Street Journal Custom Studios.
United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Nevada Chapter presents Nevada H.A.N.D., Inc. with the “2014 Organizational Excellence Award” for sustainability in green building.
The USGBC Nevada Chapter has chosen Nevada H.A.N.D., Inc. as the winner of the “Organizational Excellence” award to be presented at the 2nd Annual Green Gala on December 11, 2014. This award is given to only one organization each year that has shown organizational excellence in the areas of green building and sustainability.
Through a rigorous peer review process, it was determined that Nevada H.A.N.D. consistently demonstrates ‘above and beyond’ efforts that showcase the results of persistent hard work, sincerity and dedication to the green building and sustainability community. The USGBC Nevada Chapter Director, Mr. Kelly Thomas and members, appreciate the tremendous impact that Nevada H.A.N.D. has in the affordable housing community and welcomed the opportunity to recognize excellence.
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