LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Young people aging out of the foster care system could soon have an affordable place to live in Henderson.
Tuesday night the Henderson Redevelopment Agency approved a plan to build an apartment complex that will specifically offer low-cost housing to those who need it most, including young adults emerging from foster care.
Non-profit land developer “Nevada Hand” has purchased a parcel of land on the southwest corner of Boulder Highway and Broadbent Boulevard to build a 144-unit apartment complex. It will include one- two-, and three-bedroom options.
Some of those units would be set aside for foster care alumni, many of whom face a greater risk of becoming unhoused.
“It’s a very important project for us and for the city, and for many of the youth that are aging out of foster care, so we’re looking forward to getting going on this project,” Ralph Murphy, the Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development for Nevada Hand, told FOX5.
St. Jude’s Ranch will run its “Village of Hope” program at the property as well.
The Henderson City Council still has to sign off on the land deal. A vote should come in February.
Assuming it wins approval, construction would begin in late summer, with completion expected in 2026.
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