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:
- medical/mental health services
- legal assistance
- employment opportunities
- income/benefits assistance
- and other wraparound services
The city of Las Vegas committed $16 million to develop and launch the Courtyard.
To provide the range of services homeless individuals need to regain independence, the Mayor’s Fund is seeking significant support. Unique partnership opportunities include:
- 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
- New business clothing
- New dress shoes
- Briefcases and backpacks
- Bicycles (used as transportation to work)
- Technology including cell phones, laptops and tablets
- 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.