About This Initiative

The Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (SNRHA) was selected to be part of ConnectHomeUSA and is one of 30 communities that will participate in the innovative program to end the digital divide in public housing across the United States.

SNRHA and the city of Las Vegas are working together to bridge the digital divide by increasing access to technology among residents living in public housing developments, beginning with sites that are close to the city’s ReInvent Schools. Lack of technology and digital illiteracy represent two of the most significant barriers to residents achieving self-sufficiency. It is estimated that 43 percent of families do not have internet access.

ConnectHomeUSA, SNRHA, and city of Las Vegas will help to empower families and improve family stability by bridging the digital divide and providing resources, including workforce development necessary to break the cycles of poverty.

For just $200 per household, families can receive a tablet computer and a two-year internet subscription, along with computer training.  The city of Las Vegas contributed $75,000 to sponsor 350 families in phase one of the project. The three-year goal is to equip 2,000 families in public housing by investing $400,000 through public-private support.  ConnectHomeUSA, SNRHA, and city of Las Vegas will help to empower families and improve family stability by bridging the digital divide and providing resources, including workforce development necessary to break the cycles of poverty.

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