Carson City, Nev. – Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA) announced Lena Frias has joined the agency as its director of Rental Services. Frias worked with NRHA previously, serving as its finance and grant manager, overseeing the agency’s Section 8 and grant funds. Before returning to NRHA, Lena served as the director of the Nevada Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, and was responsible for administering the agency’s student exchange and health workforce development programs. Her resume also includes positions at the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, as well as in the real estate finance and high-tech industries.
“Lena’s more than 30 years of experience in finance, real estate, and health and human services benefits our Rental Services department immensely,” Bill Brewer, NRHA executive director, said. “She possesses a unique cross section of expertise and is an incredible asset to our agency. We are thrilled she decided to once again join the NRHA team.”
Having spent much of her career working in finance and program management roles, Frias has the strong fiscal and analytical skills needed to help optimize business processes within the Rental Services department, implementing effective organizational change and development to support NRHA in its mission to provide affordable housing opportunities to all rural Nevadans.
Frias and her husband reside in Gardnerville and embrace the “Don’t Fence Me In” spirit of Nevada, spending their free time exploring the Silver State’s back country via Jeep.
About the Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA)
Nevada Rural Housing Authority’s mission is to promote, provide and finance affordable housing opportunities for all rural Nevadans. NRHA does this through homeownership programs, rental services, community development initiatives and an exclusive Weatherization program. The Authority serves Nevada’s 15 rural counties and the rural portions of Clark and Washoe Counties – a coverage area of 110,000 square miles and home to more than 1.3 million Nevadans. For more information, visit www.nvrural.org.