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Nevada HAND Tackles Affordable Housing Crisis Download

00:25 Download June 27th

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Nevada HAND improves the lives of low-income individuals by providing affordable housing solutions and supportive services. We are committed to providing positive living environments, where healthy, engaged residents can improve their economic status and take pride in their communities. We believe that providing opportunities and support for economic security, wellness, education, and community engagement will help our residents reach their full potential and access opportunities to live well.

Having a stable, affordable home is critical to nearly every aspect of an individual’s life, the overall health of a community, and economic opportunity. As the largest affordable housing developer in the state of Nevada, we build, manage, and advocate for the production and preservation of affordable housing for low-income individuals and families. We see firsthand how a stable, affordable home impacts individuals, families, and entire communities, from educational outcomes in school-age children to productivity in the workforce, greater civic and community engagement, and better health outcomes.

Affordable homes for low-income families and individuals are the foundation for great communities where people and economies thrive, and we are proud to be part of the solution for Southern Nevada. We thrive in collaboration, working with municipalities, a variety of public and private partners, and individuals to work towards affordable housing solutions for our region. We rely on our core values of curiosity, respect, resourcefulness, and integrity to deliver our mission, help our residents, and advance our community – creating opportunities to live well for years to come.

To learn more about Nevada HAND, visit

This program brought awareness to the affordable housing crisis being experienced both locally and nationally, as well as resources that are available to our community for those who need help with affordable housing. Guests on this episode were Waldon Swenson, VP of Corporate Affairs and Andrew Gaines, Director of Fundraising. Waldon and Andrew spoke on the current statistics surrounding the housing market and the dearth of affordable housing in Clark County. Also discussed were the Resident-Services programs that set Nevada HAND apart from other affordable housing organizations. These programs helps residents climb the ladder of success by providing them with resources for financial stability, education, health and wellness, and community engagement. Waldon and Andrew spoke of the Resident Services coordinators who meet individually with residents to assess their needs and connect them with these resources. Waldon and Andrew also gave information for how our community members can access these services.

Original Air Date: June 19, 2022.

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