Nevada H A N D Inc


Nevada HAND (Housing And Neighborhood Development) is the state’s largest nonprofit dedicated to the financing, development, construction and management of high-quality, affordable rental homes and supportive services for more than 7,900 low-income working families and seniors on fixed incomes. Through opportunities to build financial security, enrich education and employment skills, improve health and well-being, and community engagement, Nevada HAND creates “more than a home.”


We are committed to creating positive living environments where healthy, engaged residents can improve their economic status and take pride in their communities. We believe that providing opportunities to live well will help our residents reach their full potential, stabilize families and transform lives.


The programs and services we offer are made possible by the generous support of our community partners, businesses and individual donors. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Nevada HAND remains an essential service.

For children and teens, we offer homework Clubs, after-school programs, summer education programs, vaccination initiatives, back-to-school physical clinics and food security programs.

For adults, we connect residents with workforce development programs as well as skilled parenting, financial planning and adult education.

For seniors, we focus on supportive services that improve the overall quality of life as residents age, including programs that increase community engagement, volunteerism and health and wellness.

For emerging leaders in the Valley, we are launching HANDHELD Collaborative, a multi-tiered membership that will power the mission of Nevada HAND through engagement, advocacy and networking. As an ambassador, you will take part in unique, hands-on activities and see first-hand how your efforts impact the affordable housing community.


We recently launched a $2.5 million giving campaign to help provide affordable housing solutions and supportive services to the thousands that we serve. Donating to Nevada HAND is an investment in individuals, families and in our community. To ensure our residents have access to the programs and services that help them, philanthropic support from individuals, foundations and the business community are critical to our next phase of growth and impact.

Individual Gifts: Your personal donation affirms the belief that home matters to everyone. We leverage every dollar received to create meaningful opportunities for our working families and senior residents in Southern Nevada.

Corporation and Foundation Support: We appreciate the great value that corporate and foundation partners bring to our community. Donations by your organization can significantly enhance our work and allow us to deliver services to those in need.

In-kind Donations: Donated goods and services can aid our programming while also alleviating costs.

President & CEO
Audra Hamernik



Ken Ladd, Board Chair
Douglas Bell, Vice Chair
Adrienne Cox, Treasurer
Earline Lovelace, Secretary
Eric Horn
Sam Loya
Sarah J. Odia
Candice Rosiak
Patrick Sauter
Terry A. Shirey
Kathy Silver
Bruce Spotleson
Victoria ‘Vicky’ VanMeetren
Robert White
Marie Wilson
Eloiza Martinez, Board Member Emerita

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