Clark County Makes $60 Million Available for Affordable Housing
Today, Clark County announced the opening of a new competitive funding round of $60 million for the development and rehabilitation of affordable housing in the region through Welcome Home, Clark County’s Community Housing Program. This significant investment in Southern Nevada supplements the $20 million made available by the County in September to develop housing for extremely low-income residents who are formerly homeless or at risk of homelessness, and who need housing services with wraparound services.
" Through this effort, Clark County is working to address the pressing issue of affordable housing within our community. With its new $60 million competitive funding round, we are taking decisive action to further catalyze the development of housing solutions that are within reach for our residents,” said Clark County Commission Chairman Jim Gibson. “This initiative builds upon the impactful investment in 2022, which already paved the way for the construction or rehabilitation of nearly 3,000 housing units, providing housing for families, seniors, and disabled individuals facing housing challenges in Southern Nevada.”
On April 5, 2022, Welcome Home was created through a Board action to allocate a historic $160 million to support the development and rehabilitation of affordable housing units across southern Nevada for low-income families, seniors, and those who are working, but unable to find affordable housing. Project information can be found here.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect, accountability, leadership, and excellence. 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 41 million visitors a year (2022). Included are the nation’s 8th-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.