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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. 

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

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Bert is a reporter and producer based in Reno, where he covers the state legislature and stories that resonate across Nevada. He began his career in journalism after studying abroad during the summer of 2011 in Egypt, during the Arab Spring. Before he joined Nevada Public Radio and Capital Public Radio, Bert was a contributor at KQED and the Sacramento News & Review. He was also a photographer, video editor and digital producer at the East Bay Express.