Carson City, NV February 08, 2021
The Nevada Housing Division (NHD) has
received approximately $124 million to provide additional temporary rental and
housing expense assistance through the CARES Housing Assistance Program (CHAP).
The CHAP program has served
approximately 29,000 Nevadans to date. The additional funds are currently expected
to help an estimated 20,000 households with rent and utilities.
“I am grateful for this additional
relief to help thousands of Nevada’s families who are in need of emergency
rental assistance,” said Gov. Steve Sisolak. “I am proud of the work the
Nevada Housing Division has done so far to connect to as many Nevadans as we
can to these services, and we know that this work will continue in the future.”
95% of the funds will be distributed by NHD to sub-grantees that currently
administer the CHAP program including:
$93.8 million to Clark County Social Service,
serving Clark County
$10 million to Reno Housing Authority,
serving Washoe County
$14.8 million to the Nevada Rural Housing
Authority, serving all areas of the state outside of Clark and Washoe Counties
The remaining 5%, or $6.2 million will
be utilized for housing stability services.
The funding that will be distributed by
the Division comes from the state’s $124. 6 million share of a total $208 million
received through the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 for
emergency rental assistance.
Approximately $83.2 million was allocated directly to cities and
Households earning up to 80% of area
median income are eligible for assistance, however, the program prioritizes
assistance to those that are unemployed or have not been employed for 90 days,
or renters whose incomes do not exceed 50% of area median income. Information
about CHAP program eligibility and how to apply can be found by visiting the
Nevada Housing Division’s website- https://housing.nv.gov.
About the Nevada Housing Division
Our mission is to provide
affordable housing opportunities and improve the quality of life for Nevada residents.
Nevada Housing Division, a division of the State of Nevada Department of
Business and Industry, was created by the Nevada State Legislature in 1975. NHD
is committed to making Nevada a better place to live and work. We connect
Nevadans with homes by providing financing to developers to build affordable
apartment homes, by providing innovative mortgage solutions, and by making more
homes energy efficient, thereby lowering utility expenses. To learn more,