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Reno, Developers Attacking Affordable Housing Crisis Head-On


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Across Nevada, housing costs are rising. 

Part of that is the influx of new people seeking homes and apartments; part of it is not enough homes and apartments are being built. 

And of the units that are built, few are affordable. So homelessness is on the rise, too. 

In response, Reno’s mayor and city council working on an ordinance that uses a new state law letting them reduce or subsidize fees for new affordable housing. 

And Mayor Hillary Schieve recently announced another initiative called 1,000 Homes in 120 Days. It aims to encourage developers to add more housing in the Biggest Little City. 

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Hillary Schieve, mayor, city of Reno; Dane Hillyard, developer/co-founder, Greenstreet Cos.; David Parks, state senator, D-Las Vegas

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