Home Housing & Development
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today it approved an agreement between the owners and managers of Maycliff Mobile Home Park in Las Vegas, Nevada, and a family to resolve allegations that the landlords refused to allow an elderly woman’s son and his pregnant wife to live at the property after their child was born.
HUD APPROVES HOUSING DISCRIMINATION SETTLEMENT BETWEEN SOUTHERN NEVADA REGIONAL HOUSING AUTHORITY AND FAMILY
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today an agreement involving the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority in Las Vegas to resolve allegations that it violated the Fair Housing Act by denying the mother the reasonable accommodation she requested on behalf of her son with disabilities.
Earthjustice and Vote Solar took the fight to restore rooftop solar for Nevada families and small businesses to the state’s Supreme Court. The groups filed an appeal today challenging the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN)’s unlawful decision to end a successful program that empowered Nevadans to go solar.
Fire suppression efforts on the Little Valley Fire have transitioned from a National Response Team to a local Fire Management Team. While the local Fire Team looks for any remaining hot spots, a Burn Area Emergency Response team (BAER) will begin efforts to prevent further damage. Partnering agencies and cooperators are now focusing on assessing and mitigating impacts of the fire to public and private property.
Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-02) today announced he will hold a TRICARE town hall meeting in Reno on Wednesday, October 26, from 10 A.M. – 12 P.M. at the Washoe County Administration Complex: Building B, Auditorium A, located at 1001 E. 9th Street
Grassley Presses for Oversight of Housing Fund Amid Problems Including Widespread Abuse at Nevada...
Sen. Chuck Grassley today pressed the Treasury Department for better oversight of a $9.6 billion program meant to help homeowners who suffered during the housing crisis. Amid the poor federal oversight, a Nevada state agency engaged in “widespread waste and abuse in spending” and “abused the Hardest Hit Fund with, seemingly, a sense of entitlement and no appreciation for the fact that it was taking funds
Following is a statement from Tom Kimbis, interim president of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA): Along with its 1,000 member companies, SEIA applauds the leadership of Governor Sandoval in tackling tough issues head on by forming the New Energy Industry Task Force (NEITF). By making the right decisions when it meets for the final time next Tuesday, the task force can drive toward a better way of life for Nevadans using cutting-edge, disruptive technologies, like solar.
As part of President Obama’s commitment to build strong, sustainable tribal communities and theClimate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and create clean energy jobs, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today joined leaders of the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians and First Solar to announce approval of the 100-megawatt Aiya Solar Project on tribal trust land in Clark County, Nevada. Secretary Jewell’s visit to Nevada was the last of a three-state tour to highlight Obama Administration efforts to support renewable energy.
Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District announced a $2,135,648 Department of Justice grant to the Nevada Department of Public Safety for enhancing the criminal justice system in the state.
Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District and member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs announced $4,650,743 in grants to fight veteran homelessness in Nevada.
The Washoe County District Attorney’s Office announces a conviction in a recent trial involving charges of home invasion, coercion and false imprisonment. The charges stem from a May, 2016 incident and were committed in violation of an extended protection order obtained by the victim in the case. The defendant faces up to 26 years in prison and will be sentenced later this year
Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced $5,473,224 in U.S. Department of Transportation grants to improve and modernize airports throughout the Silver State. The grants will fund projects at Las Vegas’ McCarran International, North Las Vegas, Boulder City and Battle Mountain Airports. Senator Reid has secured nearly $18 million in funding for Nevada’s airports so far this year.
Legislation introduced by Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) called the Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act (H.R. 1816) was signed into law Friday as part of H.R. 3700, the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act. The House passed the bill by a vote of 427-0 in February and the Senate approved the measure on July 15.
Justice Department Settles Housing Discrimination Lawsuit Against Owners of Carson City, Nevada, Rental Properties
The Justice Department announced today that Carson City, Nevada, rental property owners Betty Brinson and Hughston Brinson have agreed to pay $36,000 to resolve allegations that they discriminated against families with children in violation of the Fair Housing Act (FHA)
Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) received a boost to its fleet after the Board of Fire Commissioners approved two new water tender fire trucks at Tuesday’s meeting. TMFPD Chief Charles Moore said the new trucks will increase reliability to the fleet. He said the trucks will take about nine months to build.