About This Initiative

More than 6,000 individuals and families in our community lack permanent housing—with 64 percent of our homeless population living on the streets, in encampments, cars or other places not meant for human habitation.

The city of Las Vegas is committed to ensuring that all residents can access a safe, respectful, permanent location to thrive, and is working with local partners to address the needs of individuals experiencing homelessness.

The Courtyard Homeless Resource Center, launched in 2017, is an innovative public-private partnership that convenes a range of service providers in a central, convenient location, to provide homeless clients with access to:

    housing
    medical/mental health services
    legal assistance
    employment opportunities
    income/benefits assistance
    food
    clothing
    and other wraparound services

Partnership Opportunities

To provide the range of services homeless individuals need to regain independence, the Mayor’s Fund is seeking significant support. Unique partnership opportunities include:
Housing Supports:

    Rapidly rehousing a single homeless individual or a homeless family
    Permanent supportive housing (including wrap-around services)
    Bridge housing for clients who are waiting for permanent placement in a housing program
    Move-in costs and rental assistance for clients who are newly homeless, recently employed, or in danger of becoming homeless

Employment Supports:

    New business clothing
    New dress shoes
    Briefcases and backpacks
    Bicycles (used as transportation to work)
    Technology including cell phones, laptops and tablets

Supportive Services:

    Document retrieval (birth certificates, ID Cards, etc.)
    Bus tickets for transport to support networks
    Bus passes for service appointments or employment opportunities

The Courtyard is also seeking in-kind donations of personal care items, non-perishable food items, home starter items to support a fresh start in a new home, and recreational items.

Contact mayorsfundlv@lasvegasnevada.gov to learn more about how you can help support the path to independence for individuals and families in our community.

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