Las Vegas, NV - January 04, 2018
Nevada Housing Division named Mae Worthey-Thomas, Ed.D. as its first Affordable
Housing Advocate in November, announced Steve Aichroth, Housing Division
Affordable Housing Advocate position was created by the state Legislature
during the 2017 session to forge a more strategic partnership with affordable
housing clients and housing stakeholders.
“I am excited and honored to join
such an outstanding team of housing professionals in devising strategic
opportunities to nurture Nevada’s housing landscape,”
said Dr. Worthey-Thomas. “I am looking
forward to the road ahead and hope to make a significant difference in the
lives of residents who depend on affordable housing programs for their
this position, Dr. Worthey-Thomas will serve as the liaison to the Housing
Division to help residents of affordable housing, including manufactured homes,
resolve housing concerns, and navigate the various Housing Division programs.
She will also work with housing providers and residents to build a more
congenial relationship to make housing communities a comfortable place to live.
Additionally, Dr. Worthey-Thomas will conduct community outreach to develop
partnerships with housing stakeholders to tackle issues related to housing
affordability and homelessness. Special emphasis will be placed on assisting
populations like veterans, seniors, people with disabilities and homeless and
“As Nevada continues to face serious
challenges in providing enough affordable housing statewide, we recognized the
need to have a dedicated staff member who can serve clients of affordable
housing communities and work with community partners to develop solutions
related to the affordable housing crisis,” Aichroth said. “We are pleased to have someone with Dr.
Worthey-Thomas’ background and commitment to Nevada residents join the team to
assist in this endeavor.”
to joining the Housing Division, Dr. Worthey-Thomas served as a public information
officer for 11 years with the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and
Rehabilitation promoting workforce development programs.
About the Nevada Housing Division
The mission of the Nevada Housing Division, a
division of the Department of Business and Industry, is to address the shortage
of affordable housing and to protect the interests of the owners and occupants
of manufactured homes by developing programs to meet the diverse needs of
Nevada residents. For more information about the Nevada Housing Division,
please visit http://housing.nv.gov
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