March 4, 2017
An article in the Las Vegas Sun featured 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, citing a recent study showing our area as the worst in the nation.
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
Nevada HAND was proud to support the Mayor’s Symposium on Urban Design on February 1 by sponsoring one of its primary speakers, David Baker, of David Baker Architects of San Francisco. The symposium brought together architects, students, and city planners to discuss trends in designs with an eye toward Las Vegas. The event was attended by over 550 community leaders.
January 29, 2017
Article in Las Vegas Sun features innovative Boulder Pines Family Apartments and Collaborative Partners
Boulder Pines Family Apartments, orchestrated by Nevada HAND (Housing and Neighborhood Development) at 4375 Boulder Highway will feature an innovative campus-like 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.
“There are so many children who live in that area, and there are no parks to hang out or play at,” said Chris Giunchigliani, county commissioner of District E was an integral part of developing the project and initiated the plan to build the Boys & Girls Club next to the apartments.
“There will be many groups sharing one roof,” said Armena Mnatsakanyan, executive director of Lutheran Social Services, “so we can all share expenses and help the community as much as possible.”
“I’m excited to add the Boulder Pines Family Apartments to our portfolio of affordable living in our community. It will be the only project of its kind in Nevada, featuring on-site service partnerships to meet the holistic needs of residents and the surrounding community,” said Mike Mullin, Nevada HAND’s founder and president.
Applications for Boulder Pines will be accepted mid-year, and the complex is expected to be occupied by late this year or early 2018.
“With the help of great community partners, we provide opportunities for Nevada HAND residents to improve their overall quality of life,” Mullin said.
January 26, 2017
Nevada HAND Event
Partners Creating Transit-Oriented Development and Expanding Housing Options
On January 26 Nevada HAND co-sponsored an important conversation about the future of cross-sector collaboration featuring Dace West from Mile High Connects in Denver. Partnering with collaborative 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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