Southern Nevada Joins the ConnectHome Nation Initiative

Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority is part of the first ConnectHome Nation cohort in partnership with the city of Las Vegas, with the goal of expanding to more than 100 communities by 2020

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, September 12, 2017—Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (SNRHA) has been selected to be part of the inaugural cohort of ConnectHome Nation, the innovative program to end the digital divide in public housing across the United States.

 

SNRHA is one of 30 communities that was selected after an open application process and reviewed by EveryoneOn.

 

According to Amparo Gamazo, interim executive director, “SNRHA and the city of Las Vegas are working together to bridge the digital divide by increasing access to technology amongst residents living in public housing developments, beginning with sites that are close to the city’s ReInvent Schools. “Lack of technology and digital literacy represents one of the most significant barriers to residents achieving self-sufficiency.”

 

The SNRHA and the city of Las Vegas have begun working together in efforts to obtain information, resources and opportunities to provide online services to housing authority families within the ReInvent Schools Las Vegas initiative area. Four of the city’s ReInvent Schools sites serve a large number of students who reside within five neighboring public housing properties. The ConnectHome partnership with SNRHA and the city of Las Vegas will help to empower families and to improve family stability by bridging the digital divide and providing resources, including workforce development necessary to break the cycles of poverty.

 

SNRHA will seek to bring other local jurisdictions such as the city of North Las Vegas, which is already vested in a Choice Neighborhood Initiative with SNRHA, the city of Henderson, and the County of Clark; all of whom serve SNRHA residents.

 

The other communities include:

 

  • Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA), OH
  • City of Phoenix Housing Department, AZ
  • ConnectHome Nation – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Alliance, NC
  • Edinburg Housing Authority, TX
  • Elm City Communities dba New Haven Housing Authority, CT
  • Greensboro Housing Authority, NC
  • Herkimer Housing Authority, NY
  • Home Forward (a.k.a. Housing Authority of Portland), OR
  • Housing Authority City of Pittsburgh (HACP);
  • Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHAP); City of Pittsburgh, PA
  • Louisville Metro Housing Authority, KY
  • Lumbee Tribe, NC
  • MOWA Choctaw Housing Authority, AL
  • North Little Rock Housing Authority, AR
  • Northern Ponca Housing Authority, NE
  • Pasco County Housing Authority, FL
  • Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, WI
  • Renton Housing Authority, WA
  • Rhode Island Office of Innovation & Rhode Island Housing, RI
  • Sanford Housing Authority, NC
  • St. Louis County and City; Housing and Community Solutions, Inc., MO
  • The Housing Authority of the City of Prichard, AL
  • Tuskegee Housing Authority, AL
  • Westmoreland County Housing Authority, PA
  • Winnebago County Housing Authority, IL
  • Housing Authority of Salt Lake City, UT

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