People Tour Housing at Conference in Las Vegas

[Photo 1: People boarding bus for housing tour]
Bus leaves Flamingo Hotel for the City of Las Vegas Affordable Housing Tour

The Western Regional Housing Summit 2006 on March 15-16, 2006 was an outstanding success. There were many engaging sessions on various aspects of housing, development, energy efficiency, and other housing related topics. Over 650 attended the conference and trainings in Las Vegas.

A highlight of the event was the City of Las Vegas Affordable Housing Tour on Thursday, March 16, 2006. Approximately 60 people took the opportunity to visit Affordable Housing sites in the Las Vegas community. Especially noteworthy were two sites that visitors throughout the country were able to see during the tour.

The first site they visited was the City Center Apartments on Bridger Avenue in Las Vegas, Nevada.

[Photo 2: people entering new multi-story building]The project is part of the redevelopment efforts in downtown Las Vegas. City Center Apartments provide a mixed-income, urban lifestyle for those who want to be in the heart of the city. It has 300 units of affordable and market-rate apartments. These will become homes for many people and families.

The development includes 2,000 square feet of commercial retail and services on the ground-flour. $485,000 of HUD HOME funds was part of the total project cost of $3,329,570.

The second site visited was J. David Hoggard Family Community on Monroe Avenue in Las Vegas, Nevada.

[Photo 3: crowd listens at entrance of modern housing]
Crowd listens at entrance of unique family housing.

It is first of its kind in Las Vegas. The David J. Hoggard Family Community offers, one, two and three bedroom apartment homes. These are for seniors who have custody of their grandchildren and/or great-grandchildren. Their total household income must be at or below 60 percent of area median income (AMI).

This community offers exceptional amenities: state-of-the-art fitness center, elevator access to the second floor, pre-entertainment lounge with television and DVD player, resident computer center, kiddy pool area, and conference room.

There are a total of 100 units for the seniors and their families. $7,505,707 in HUD HOME and Low Income Housing Trust Funds was used for this development. $10,386,976 was the total cost of the project.

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