Richards Crossing honored nationally

Richards Crossing, Carson City’s new housing complex for veterans and other homeless citizens, received accolades from the National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies.

The group recognized Nevada Rural Housing Authority, the project’s developer, with an award for excellence in the multifamily category.

“This recognition from NALHFA is truly an honor,” Gary Longaker NRHA executive director said. “It reinforces what we’re doing at a local level, and at the same time, gives the project national exposure so more cities can develop similar projects to help people get the support they need. That’s what this whole thing is all about. Removing personal and workforce barriers and allowing people to become self-sufficient, learn new skills and begin to contribute to their local economy. When it all comes full-circle — everybody wins.”

Richards Crossing’s 38 housing units are prioritized for veterans, disabled individuals and the general homeless population with eight units reserved for chronically homeless veterans. The complex also includes a job training center where residents and up to 200 others annually can learn new occupational skills.

Richards Crossings’ first tenants are expected to move in this week.

NRHA was recognized in 2016 for the same category, Multifamily Excellence, in recognition of the Winnemucca Senior Campus project.


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