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Tackling the affordable housing problem in Nevada

Posted at 7:50 PM, Nov 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-20 22:51:19-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — For every 100 low-income households, there's only 19 affordable housing units available in Nevada.

The Nevada Housing Coalition met on Wednesday to discuss the need for more affordable housing.

It says the communities are improving, but some families are being forced out by increased housing and rental prices.

As a result, the coalition wants more tax credits available for developers willing to build affordable housing, and vouchers to help families that are struggling to pay the rent.

"There's not any silver bullet that will help us solve the problem, but by applying a lot of solutions we can begin to make a difference," said Bill Brewer, the chairman of Nevada Housing Coalition.