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Local HUD problems amidst government shutdown

Shutdown could hurt local public housing
Posted at 7:28 AM, Jan 16, 2019

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas residents on public housing assistance are fearing the worst if the government shutdown continues.

Right now, Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority will continue to take care of those living on public housing assistance. The organization will survive the next two months by using money funded through HUD and capital funds.

However, officials with the housing authority say in March we could see a problem here in the valley.

“If this shutdown goes any longer for us, that’s 54,000 peoples lives that will be impacted here in Southern Nevada and about 30-something thousand that could face homelessness," Chad Williams, executive director of Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority said.