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Nevada HAND and Community Partners Bring COVID Clinics to Seniors Residents

Now that the COVID vaccines have made way to Southern Nevada, we have recognized many of our seniors residents struggling to access COVID vaccination resources and clinics. Thankfully, with the help of our community partners and local government, we have been working around the clock to schedule transportation for our senior residents to access COVID vaccination clinics and bring COVID clinics right into some of our communities. In March, Las

2021-04-16T17:16:22+00:0004/13/2021|Categories: Resident Stories and Activities|

Affordable Housing vs. Market Rate: Knowing the Difference in Price and Eligibility

What makes affordable housing, well, affordable? There are frequent misconceptions that affordable housing is inexpensive because it is built with less expensive materials or it is placed in low-income, outdated areas. However, affordable does not mean cheap, especially when it comes to Nevada HAND’s 34 communities in Southern Nevada. To better explain how our organization prices units and establishes income requirements, we thought we would define some key housing terms

2021-04-07T21:28:11+00:0004/06/2021|Categories: Community Resources, Featured|

2021 Gap Report from NLIHC Highlights Critical Shortfall of Affordable Housing in Nevada

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released “The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes 2021” report, which emphasizes the inadequate supply of affordable rental housing in every state. According to the NLIHC, “the U.S. has a shortage of 6.8 million rental homes affordable and available to extremely low-income [ELI] renters, whose household incomes are at or below the poverty guideline or 30% of their area median income.” Inconsistent, unavailable

2021-03-30T20:36:19+00:0003/30/2021|Categories: Featured, Research and Reports|

Nevada HAND Breaks Ground on Largest Multi-Family Apartment Community, Decatur Commons

Nevada HAND’s construction company, HAND Construction, recently broke ground on the company’s largest multi-family apartment community, Decatur Commons. The 480-unit affordable apartment community will offer 240 units for low-income families and 240 units for low-income seniors between 30-80% of the area median income. Decatur Commons is located at the corner of South Decatur Boulevard and Alta Drive in Las Vegas. The community will sit on 20 acres of land with

2021-03-18T14:40:25+00:0002/18/2021|Categories: Corporate News and Press Releases, Featured|

Nevada HAND Wins THREE Best of Las Vegas Awards

The BEST of Las Vegas has been found at Nevada HAND. On Sunday, December 13, the Las Vegas Review-Journal announced the 2020 Best of Las Vegas winners, and Nevada HAND won Silver for Best Nonprofit Organization. Additionally, Nevada HAND’s assisted living communities won Silver for Best Active Adult/55+ Community and, for the fourth year in a row, Gold for Best Senior Community. This year was the first year Nevada HAND

2020-12-14T19:54:52+00:0012/14/2020|Categories: Corporate News and Press Releases, Featured|

Team HAND Hosts Reverse Trick-or-Treat for All Residents

Team HAND is no stranger to holiday festivities,  especially when it comes to providing our residents fun, engaging holiday activities. Nevada HAND’s Social Squad, our employee engagement crew, in partnership with our Property Management and Resident Services teams, hosted a Reverse Trick-or-Treat for all family and senior communities. Nevada HAND employees packaged bags of candy, dressed up in their best costumes, and delivered candy door-to-door. Since traditional trick-or-treating has created

2020-11-03T21:10:41+00:0011/03/2020|Categories: Resident Stories and Activities|

Sysco Corporation, in Partnership with Caesars Entertainment, Donates to Nevada HAND’s Senior Food Pantries

From October 20-23, Sysco Corporation, in partnership with Caesars Entertainment, made a generous donation of 240 meal kits to Nevada HAND’s senior food pantries at Bonanza Pines, Stewart Pines, and Rochelle Pines. The meal kits contained perishable items, including fresh protein, vegetables, milk, eggs, and cheese. These food donations helped Nevada HAND restock its senior food pantries to continue to address food instability among our most vulnerable residents. Sysco Corporation’s

2020-10-28T17:41:10+00:0010/28/2020|Categories: Donor Spotlights|

Turning Communities into Neighborhoods

Monday, September 28, was National Good Neighbor Day! As the largest nonprofit affordable housing developer in Nevada, we know how important it is to build communities and transform them into neighborhoods, where our residents thrive. Nevada HAND believes that good neighbors are key to creating connected communities, and we encourage our residents to interact and socialize with each other, our staff, and our guests. National Good Neighbor Day recognizes the value

2020-09-30T15:19:35+00:0009/30/2020|Categories: Resident Stories and Activities|

Nevada HAND, Future Smiles, and Liberty Dental Host Back-to-School Wellness Events

Students are facing new challenges this back-to-school season, but Team HAND has been working to provide families and students with the materials and resources they need to start the school year. This year, we have recognized that academic support for our residents is more important than ever before, especially as our students face remote learning, separation from educators and friends, academic and extra-curricular cancellations, and more. In partnership with Future

2020-09-17T18:00:18+00:0009/17/2020|Categories: Community Resources, Resident Stories and Activities|

Nevada HAND Celebrates National Nonprofit Day

Nevada HAND celebrated National Nonprofit Day on Monday, August 17, which recognizes leading local, state, and national organizations for their community impact and charitable approaches to helping others. National Nonprofit Day highlights the individuals and organizations that make a difference every day and share a passion for supporting our communities. The philanthropic nature of nonprofit organizations ensures that people and communities have access to the resources and guidance they need

2021-03-18T19:29:48+00:0008/21/2020|Categories: Corporate News and Press Releases|

National Low Income Housing Coalition Releases 2020 Out of Reach Report and Rental Assistance Research Note

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) recently published its 2020 Out of Reach: the High Cost of Housing report, which found that Nevadans must earn $20.48 per hour to afford a two-bedroom unit at Fair Market Rent (FMR). Given that Nevada’s minimum wage is just $9.00, most renters are working multiple jobs, well over 40 hours per week, to afford a home. Housing is considered affordable when a household

2020-07-27T16:51:05+00:0007/27/2020|Categories: Research and Reports|
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