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High heat suspected in deaths of three homeless this week

Three homeless people were found dead this week near the downtown Las Vegas I-15 corridor. Though the exact cause of death is still unknown,...

Housing a “hot topic” everywhere – except the Nevada campaign trail

Perhaps the most tangible affordable housing proposal in Nevada right now involves transferable tax credits for housing developers. The developers sell the credits to...
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Transgender homeless struggle to find shelter, resources

When Bobby Evans became homeless almost a year ago, she was referred to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission.“I got there and thought, ‘Nope, not...
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Heat hits vulnerable Nevadans hardest

Last week, HELP of Southern Nevada received a call from a 92-year-old man whose air conditioner broke in the triple-digit heat.“He had been sitting...
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The privatization of public housing

Built in 1971, the Landsman Gardens was the first family public housing complex offered in Clark County.After years of being underfunded, Landsman Gardens fell...
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Bubble? What bubble? Fitch, Forbes wrong, LV experts say

A Fitch Ratings report published by Forbes designating Las Vegas as the most overvalued real estate market in the nation has homeowners who survived...
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Unhealthy and unregulated: Conditions in local shelters draw complaints

The Shade Tree Shelter in Las Vegas has a unique mission, describing itself as "the only 24-hour accessible shelter designed specifically to meet the...
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Nevada has an affordable housing crisis, but no affordable housing policy

In 1940, the median value of a single-family home in the U.S. was $2,938.Well, it was 1940. Gas was 18 cents a gallon. You...

Send them away, sweep them away… A look at local policy on homelessness

Las Vegas officials claim that “by offering a one-stop shop with access to medical, housing and employment services through a variety of partners” at...

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