County Continues to Address Housing Crisis, Supports Funding for Affordable Housing Developments

The Clark County Commission today unanimously approved a plan to help fund seven affordable housing developments that altogether would add 602 apartments for low-income seniors or families.

Since January 2020, more than 1,100 affordable housing units supported by the County have been constructed or are under construction. In addition, the County is working with a developer to build more than 100 for-sale affordable homes in the southwest valley.

“These developments will provide much-needed affordable housing for our older neighbors and families struggling to make ends meet,” Commission Chairman Jim Gibson said. “It is important that we continue to support the construction of new affordable homes in Southern Nevada so residents of all income levels have safe and decent places to live.”

The specific projects and funding amounts supported today were:

  1. Nevada H.A.N.D., $1 million to assist with construction of an affordable family community with 80 units on the northeast corner of South Decatur Boulevard and West Pyle Avenue.
  2. Nevada H.A.N.D., $1 million for construction of a 125-unit community for seniors located at the southwest corner of South Buffalo Drive and West Cactus Avenue.
  3. Community Development Program Center of Nevada, $500,000 for 1501 LLC Apartments Phase 2, a 40-unit apartment development for families at 1501 Decatur Boulevard.
  4. Community Development Program Center of Nevada, $500,000 to assist with Donna Louise Phase 2 a 48-unit development for families at 6275 Donna Street in North Las Vegas.
  5. Coordinated Living of Southern Nevada, $1.3 million to assist with the planned fourth phase of the Tempo Senior Apartments development, which will add 208-units on the northeast corner of Russell Road and Boulder Highway.
  6. Silver State Housing, $860,000 for the West Sahara Senior Housing II development, which will have 65-units for residents 55 and over, and be at 8007 W. Sahara Avenue.
  7. Nevada Rural Housing Authority, $500,000 to assist with Hafen Village Phase II a 36-unit family development located at 850 West Hafen Lane in Mesquite.

The developments would have income limits and other requirements for potential tenants. The projects will need additional government approvals.

County officials believe there is currently a shortage of more than 80,000 homes for residents considered extremely low-income and very low-income, which means they earn less than 50 percent of area median income. (For example, a very low-income family of four would earn less than $37,500 a year.)

The lack of affordable housing in Southern Nevada greatly affects those working to escape homelessness and those at risk of becoming homeless. To address these issues, the commissioners have provided additional funding to homeless outreach, shelter services and affordable housing opportunities in Southern Nevada.


Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.