Department Leaders Celebrate New Community Investment in Nevada

Last edited 04/07/2023

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2023


LAS VEGAS, Nev.  Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management Laura Daniel-Davis and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Tracy Stone-Manning were in Las Vegas, Nevada today to celebrate the BLM’s conveyance of a five-acre parcel to Clark County, Nevada, for the development of affordable housing for senior citizens in the Las Vegas metro area. They were joined by leaders from BLM-Nevada, federal and county officials.

Under the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act, the BLM uses proceeds from land sales within a congressionally designated area in the Las Vegas Valley to fund conservation and public benefit projects across Nevada, on the California side of the Lake Tahoe Basin, and in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

“This effort is a tangible example of what happens when communities, industry and the federal government identify a need and work hand-in-hand to provide solutions for communities across America,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Daniel-Davis. “This is also another example of the significant achievements accomplished through the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act.”

Since its enactment, SNPLMA has generated more than $4 billion through 19 rounds, funding projects that have supported the development of parks, trails, and natural areas; public infrastructure; conservation initiatives; multi-species habitat conservation plans; acquisition of environmentally sensitive land; hazardous fuels reduction projects in the Spring Mountains, Carson Range, and at Lake Tahoe; landscape restoration projects in eastern Nevada; and environmental restoration at Lake Tahoe.

“The Bureau of Land Management is proud to help create affordable housing for seniors in Las Vegas,” said BLM Director Stone-Manning. “Tough issues in cities that neighbor our public lands are easier to solve when local, state and federal partners roll up their sleeves and work together, and I look forward to continuing those partnerships.”

Clark County provided $11.8 million in funding for the project, which represents one of the first efforts in its “Welcome Home” initiative, aimed at creating more affordable housing options for Las Vegas Valley residents most in need. The facility will consist of 195 one- and two-bedroom apartments that will be rented at below-market rates to low-income seniors.


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