Affordable Housing

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Section 7(b) of the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA) Act contains the following provision:

The Secretary [of the Interior], in consultation with the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, may make available, in accordance with section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, land in the State of Nevada at less than fair market value and under other such terms and conditions as he may determine for affordable housing purposes. Such lands shall be made available only to State or local governmental entities, including local public housing authorities. For the purposes of this subsection, housing shall be considered to be affordable housing if the housing serves low-income families as defined in section 104 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 12704).

Section 104 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 12704) states:

The term `low-income families' means families whose incomes do not exceed 80 percent of the median income for the area, as determined by the Secretary [of Housing and Urban Development] with adjustments for smaller and larger families, except that the Secretary may establish income ceilings higher or lower than 80 percent of the median for the area on the basis of the Secretary's findings that such variations are necessary because of prevailing levels of construction costs or fair market rents, or unusually high or low family incomes.

The BLM Nevada State Director has issued guidance on the policies and procedures for affordable housing.  If you wish to review the NV Guidance, please follow the informational links below.


Previous Affordable Housing Land Sales

N-81870 Harmon Pines

N-82856 Arby

N-91073 Agate