Press Room

November 13, 2017
Nevada HAND Award
HAND Senior Living Wins Two ‘Best of Las Vegas’ Awards

We WON !!! Nevada HAND’s assisted living communities brought home GOLD and SILVER in the annual Best of Las Vegas awards. We won the Gold award for ‘Best Senior Living Community’ and a Silver award for ‘Best Active 55+ Community’. We’re all extremely proud of all of the good work being done in our assisted living communities, which are home to almost 200 seniors who desire or require a little extra support and care as they age in place.
 
 

November 2, 2017
Nevada HAND Event
Groundbreaking New Senior Community

Nevada HAND broke ground on a new 120-unit senior apartment community in North Las Vegas, which is being built across the street from an aging Housing Authority community called Rose Gardens Senior Apartments. When ready for occupancy in late 2018, current residents will be moved across the street to their beautiful new home!

Joining Nevada HAND CEO Mike Mullin, special thanks go out to Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly, North Las Vegas Councilman Isaac Barron, Nevada Housing Division Deputy Administrator Tim Whitright, Rose Gardens residents, and several representatives from the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority for their contributions and helping make this event a success. Thanks also to Starbucks and Vons for donating refreshments for the event.

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October 19, 2017
Nevada HAND AWARD
HAND Wins Business Excellence Award!


Nevada HAND was honored as a “Trendsetter” by the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce at its annual Business Excellence Awards luncheon. Board Vice Chair Mark Olson nominated Nevada HAND and was on hand to accept the award on our behalf. Thank you, Mark. Nevada HAND is proud to be so publicly recognized for all our great work and creating opportunities to live well!
 
 

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.

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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
Media

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
Press

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
Press

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.
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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
Press

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.

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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.

 

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Nevada HAND President & CEO Mike Mullin with Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman at the Grand Re-opening of Vera Johnson Manor B.

 

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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
Press

“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.

 

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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.

 

Three Square Food Bank -Tropical Pines from HAND University on Vimeo.

 

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.

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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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Nevada HAND Celebrates Older Americans Month

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Nevada HAND Works to Protect the Future of Affordable Housing

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Nevada HAND Celebrates Opening of New Playground

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Apache Pines is site of new Boys & Girls Club
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Nevada HAND Receives Grant from Wells Fargo Financial

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Holocaust Survivor & Jewish Community Leader Hosts Book Signing

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Partnership with Three Square Helps Fight Senior Hunger

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Nevada HAND Resident Celebrates 102nd Birthday

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Las Vegas Superheroes Visit Silver Sky at Deer Springs

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Seniors Learn About Public Safety Online From Henderson Police

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Westcliff Pines Receives Award For Water Efficient Landscape

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Nevada HAND’s Robert Feibleman visits sustainable developments in England with Housing Partnership Network group

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Old Homeless Corridor Becomes New Site for Affordable Housing

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Nevada HAND celebrates the grand opening of Pacific Pines 4 Senior Apartments & Henderson Senior Center

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Nevada HAND Hosts Health Fairs for Residents

 

 

Nevada HAND President Is Appointed to Advisory Council for the FHLBank San Francisco

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Senior Residents Tie The Knot at Pacific Pines Apartments

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Final Phase of Deer Springs Campus Begins With Decatur Pines 2 Groundbreaking

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Richard’s Quest To Walk The Mile

Nevada HAND resident walks after recovering from car accident that left him paralyzed

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Nevada HAND Opens Silver Sky at Deer Springs Assisted Living

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More photos from the Grand Opening – Photos by Dave Smith

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