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Tue May 28, 2019, 12:16 AM

The 2019 Legislature's most magnificent flop

One example of a priority for which your Nevada Legislature has demonstrated approximately zero urgency is housing.

No state in the nation has enough available affordable housing for the post-crash economy’s precariously employed low-wage workforce. It is a national crisis. There is nothing unique about a state having a housing problem.

But even when it comes to housing, Nevadans who perpetually insist Nevada is too special can find evidence to back them up: The state’s housing affordability shortage is, by at least one measure, the worst in the U.S.

Nationally, for every 100 “extremely low-income” households, there are 37 available rental units, according to a report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released in March.

In Nevada, it’s only 19 units, the lowest of any state in the nation, according to the NLIHC report.


Read more: https://www.nevadacurrent.com/2019/05/24/the-2019-legislatures-most-magnificent-flop/

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