Accessible, Affordable Housing Opens
Twenty-two new units are ready for adults with disabilities in Southern Nevada. These new apartment buildings provide privacy. Residents may choose to live alone in a one-bedroom unit or share a two-bedroom unit with a roommate or family member. Designed for full accessibility, most apartments include wheel-in showers, community space for social or family activities, entry card security system, carpeting and laundry facilities.
|George and Lois Brown Estates, 429 East Van Wagenen Henderson, NV|
|Ms. Sherry Manning from the Nevada Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities, speaks to the audience on how important partnerships can make these housing units available for Nevada.
The Open House & Dedication Ceremony was Monday, November 22, 2004. This is the fourth project for Accessible Space (ASI) in Southern Nevada.
Accessible Space, Inc. (ASI) partnered with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), City of Henderson Neighborhood Services Division, Low Income Housing Trust Fund, the HOME Program, the Community Development Block Grant Program; Clark County Department of Finance/HOME Funds; Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moins Affordable Housing Program/U.S. Bank National Association, N.A.; and the Nevada Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities.
The mission of Accessible Space, Inc. (ASI) is to provide accessible, affordable, independent living opportunities for persons with physical disabilities and brain injuries, as well as seniors. This mission is accomplished through the development and cost-effective operation of cooperatively managed housing, supportive living, and rehabilitation services.
ASI has Apartment buildings in 16 states and Nevada ranks 2nd behind Minnesota in offering these housing units.
The State of Nevada now has its 7th ASI project open. There is 100% occupancy at each one of them. Nevada has 140 ASI units in the state. These projects have 1 and 2 bedroom units. There are 3 projects in Northern Nevada for a total of 48 units. This is the 4th one for Southern Nevada to now total of 92 units.
|Left to right. Mr. George Brown accepts a ceremonial check for HUD funding-$2,252,500.00 from Mr. Frank Castro, Las Vegas, HUD office.|
Their eighth will be Dina Titus Estates, 5050 Missouri Ave, Las Vegas, Nevada. That is scheduled for opening in Winter 2005.
Are you eligible?
There are several options for individuals who require accessible, affordable housing.
Housing costs for these options are subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In order to qualify, individuals must meet HUD low or very low-income limits. The income limits differ depending on location. The resident's rent is 30% of his or her monthly income with allowance for utilities and certain medical costs.
In addition to income limits, eligible individuals must also meet the following criteria:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be diagnosed with a physical disability that includes but is not limited to traumatic brain injury or related neurological, congenital, or orthopedic disorders.
- Be capable of complying with all obligations of the lease and tenant's guidebook.
For more information or to request a housing application for ASI projects in Nevada, please call 1 (800) 466-7722. You can use their TTY/TDD line at 1 (800) 627-3529. Or apply online at http://www.accessiblespace.org/