Consortium to discuss affordable housing

Requests for more than $1.3 million in federal funds for affordable housing projects and discussions of policies governing how such funds are distributed are on the agenda of the Western Nevada HOME Consortium at its Tuesday meeting in Carson City.

The consortium of seven Western Nevada counties and three cities is the agency that passes certain federal housing funds through to local projects.

The agency had $295,000 to distribute this year for affordable housing projects.

Requests include:

-- $100,000 by the Rural Nevada Development Corporation for regionwide housing rehabilitation.

-- $785,000 by Lake Vista Apartments for a multi-family housing project in the Kingsbury Grade area of Douglas County.

-- $ 151,000 for the Lockwood Mobile Home Park

-- $290,505 by Crestmore Townhomes Ltd. for Gardnerville Townhomes.

The future of such housing subsidies is in doubt in the face of proposed federal budget cuts being considered during funding compromises being discussed as Congress attempts to agree on often-delayed budget measures this week.

Federal funding bills for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1 were delayed by failure to reach agreement between Republican leaders and the White House. The federal government has operated on temporary spending laws for the past month.

An agreement on a key spending bill was reached over the weekend and three remaining budget bills may be settled through additional compromises this week.

The HOME meeting will be in the Western Nevada Development District 's conference room at 3208 Goni Road, Suite 183, beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday.


What: HOME consortium meeting

When: 9 a.m., Tuesday

Where: Western Nevada Development District 's conference room at 3208 Goni Road, Suite 183


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