CPLC Nevada, Inc. to Develop Affordable Housing
CPLC to initially purchase property in Dayton, Nev. for single-family housing development
Carson City, Nev. – Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA) has signed a formalized agreement with CPLC Nevada, Inc., a Nevada nonprofit corporation and affiliate of Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. (CPLC), a community development corporation based in Arizona, to purchase property in Dayton on which CPLC will eventually develop single-family housing. This agreement signals CPLC’s ability to begin development in Nevada, and is tangible evidence of the initiation of the relationship between the two entities. It is also proof of NRHA’s dynamic role in rural economic planning and development for the state of Nevada.
“NRHA was first introduced to CPLC five years ago, and we are excited to see this collaboration come to life,” Gary Longaker, NRHA executive director, said. “It also shows the depth of what we really do here at NRHA – we meet the needs of our rural communities by bringing together local government, private business and service organizations to maximize resources and achieve local and regional goals.”
The agreement not only means that affordable, single-family homes will be developed in Dayton, but it also means that NRHA can continue to work with CPLC to bring affordable housing and other services to rural communities throughout Nevada.
Approximately 45 new single-family homes will be developed on the Dayton site, half of which will be detached, single-family homes and the other half will be townhome-style residences. The homes will be built using state-of-the-art Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), which help reduce building times, costs and energy expenditures.
“We impact hundreds of thousands of people across three states every year and we’re thrilled to be driving even more of that impact into Nevada,” Rupert Ruiz, CPLC Nevada, Inc. president, said. “Our relationship with NRHA is how we’re able to collaboratively achieve our mission to help build stronger, healthier communities, and to provide needed services to community members, regardless of ethnicity, gender, age or creed.”
With limited resources available for investment and development throughout our state, NRHA is helping to meet the housing needs of rural communities and their citizens. Where needed, additional units can help ease the tremendous burden some families face in meeting their housing needs. For those families who are forced to pay 50-60 percent of their household income for housing because they cannot find something more affordable, this housing can be heaven-sent.
About CPLC Nevada, Inc.
CPLC Nevada, Inc. (“CPLC”) is a Nevada based 501(c)(3) organization serving the Nevada community as the local affiliate of Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc., a community development corporation (CDC) that provides services throughout the southwest and particularly through various affiliates in Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. Since 1969, Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. has been changing lives by developing self-sufficiency and instilling empowerment in those served. Its focus areas are economic development, education, housing, and social services. CPLC provides a better life through offering business and employment opportunities; ensuring everyone has the solid foundation of an education; providing hope through a pathway of recovery, restoration, and resiliency; and ensuring that a safe, secure, affordable home is available to every individual served. Today, Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. has 48 programs & services, 900 employees, and 60 offices, making it the third-largest Hispanic organization in the nation and the largest non-profit CDC in Arizona. For more information, visit www.CPLC.org.
About the Nevada Rural Housing Authority
The Nevada Rural Housing Authority creates hope for the future by providing a full range of housing programs that help build and sustain independent communities. They provide an innovative home financing program, rental support, and needs assessments to Nevada’s fifteen rural counties and the rural portions of Clark and Washoe counties, with a coverage area including 110,000 square miles and more than 1.3 million people. For more information, visit www.nvrural.org.