Council members from various agencies to help Nevadans facing homeless
With many Nevadans currently homeless, or in danger of becoming homeless, the Nevada Legislature identified the need for collaboration between the many agencies and organizations that work to alleviate the stresses of housing insecurity across the state. There are many organizations working with homeless populations, but there is a need to bring together agencies from across the state to more systematically address homelessness to housing issues Nevadans are facing.
The Nevada Interagency Advisory Council on Homelessness to Housing is established by Assembly Bill 174, introduced by Representative Tyrone Thompson and supported/sponsored unanimously in the Senate and Assemble during the 2019 Legislative session, and then signed into law by Governor Steve Sisolak. The council is an adaptation/continuation of Nevada’s Governor’s Interagency Council on Homelessness, established by Governor Brian Sandoval through an executive order in 2013.
The Council is responsible for collaborating with state and local agencies to promote cooperation among federal, state, and local agencies; develop a strategic plan to combat housing insecurity; increase awareness of issues related to homelessness; collaborate with and request the assistance for experts in reducing housing insecure populations; and report progress on the state-wide efforts on homelessness to housing. Technical assistance committees will include community partners and other agencies to better communicate the needs and best practices in homelessness to housing for all Nevadans.
Homelessness to Housing Resources
If you are currently homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, call 2-1-1 (Toll Free: 1-866-535-5654), or visit www.Nevada211.org/shelter for help. All 2-1-1 is available 24/7 and will help you find shelter, support, or resources in your area.
Click here to access information from the Nevada Governor's Interagency Council on Homelessness (prior to 2019).