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Affordable Housing in Reno

Join us at the Downtown Reno Library for a community conversation on the future of affordable housing.

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In partnership with Reno Gazette Journal and Nevada Humanities.

Watch the livestream by clicking play on the YouTube video below.

Reno, Nevada, has one of the most severe affordable housing shortages in the nation. A ProPublica investigation found that local policies and federal tax breaks have accelerated demolition of motels and other housing for extremely low-income residents to make way for a promised entertainment district.

Only 326 subsidized housing units have been built in Reno during the last six years, an amount that failed to keep pace with growth. Unlike some cities, Reno has no policy to deter demolition of affordable housing, nor requirements to replace lost units. Once such housing is gone, it often stays gone.

In this in-person event, ProPublica reporter Anjeanette Damon will moderate a discussion with key local stakeholders. This program will also give local residents an opportunity to ask panelists questions. Can't attend in person? Register for the live stream below.

Panelists include:

  • Christine Hess, Executive Director, Nevada Housing Coalition
  • Dane C. Hillyard, Principal, Co-Founder, Greenstreet Development
  • Devon T. Reese, At-Large Reno City Council member
  • Garrett Gordon, Esq., Partner at Lewis Roca, Representing Jacobs Entertainment, Inc.
  • Lilith Baran, Policy Associate, ACLU of Nevada
  • Wendy Wiglesworth, Outreach Director, Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality (RISE)

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