Privately funded by corporate and individual giving, in-kind donations and private foundations, SHARE VILLAGE Las Vegas does not rely on federal grants to execute its mission and urges other cities to do the same through identifying an integrated approach of corporate social responsibility and community initiative. The property long term financing partners include Berkadia and Freddie Mac. SHARE VILLAGE Las Vegas operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week and 365 days per year with five campuses located in the Fremont East District of Downtown Las Vegas. To learn more about SHARE VILLAGE Las Vegas and its services, volunteer opportunities and upcoming events, call Arnold Stalk PhD at (702) 624-5792 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SHARE VILLAGE MASTER PLAN
SHARE VILLAGE Las Vegas, a 24/7/365 emergency, transitional, assisted living and permanent housing residence for United States Veterans and families in need operated by the nonprofit organization SHARE, a 501 © 3 nonprofit organization has created and implemented a master plan to end homelessness and to serve as a replicable national model for long-term and sustainable housing solutions for vulnerable Veterans and families.
“It is impossible to alleviate or end homelessness and the lack of affordable housing without building and renovating homes,” said SHARE VILLAGE Founder Arnold Stalk PhD. across the nation, every city experiences homelessness for all people, and every city in both urban and rural parts of the USA has abandoned buildings, unused spaces, old and under performing motels or apartment buildings. Through determination, collaboration and hard work, our Veterans would be given clean, safe, functional places to live if the rest of the nation implemented what we are doing right here in Las Vegas. It is my goal to take our efforts and expand throughout the rest of the nation. There is no reason for the brave men and women who have fought for our country or families to sleep on the streets, live in vehicles, in parking lots in storm drains or in substandard slum dwellings.”
The four-step approach includes emergency housing, transitional housing, permanent rental housing and full-service assisted living. It relies heavily on the collaboration between agencies in a city including organizations such as the VA, HUD, Salvation Army, Goodwill, The Red Cross, US Vets, Safe Nest, HELP/USA, HELP of Southern Nevada, Catholic Charities and the Veterans Administration. The master plan includes solutions to provide homeless Veterans with more than a place to live, but also tools to build a life after their service. The plan includes food assistance, medical treatment, dental services, and health and wellness amenities, such as a beauty salon, mental health counseling, employment assistance jobs, and much more.
The existing SHARE VILLAGE Las Vegas components of this master plan include:
- Veterans Village #1 (Emergency and transitional housing) 150 people per night.
- Veterans Village #2 (Permanent housing in addition to repurposed homes made from ocean shipping containers) 300 people per night.
- Veterans Village #3 (Assisted living residence) 88 bed residence.
- Veterans Village #4 (Permanent housing) 75 people per night.
- Veterans Village #5 (Women and family housing campus) 60 people per night.
Future development within this district will include:
- The renovation and restoration of numerous boarded up hotels and motels that are individually owned but in very poor condition.
- The development of single-room and multifamily apartments.
- The development of housing prototypes designed to create affordable and replicable housing.
- Major emphasis on renewable energy, solar power systems and recyclable waste products.
The national model of connecting otherwise segmented private agencies and corporations to unite against Veteran homelessness has earned much success in Las Vegas and throughout Southern Nevada. Through the Veterans Village master plan template, other cities will be offered the tools, processes and information to coordinate, create and strategize a similar model in an effort to end Veterans homelessness for good across the USA.
1150 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89104
123 Units with 24/7/365 Crisis Intervention Center
50 N. 21st. Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
204 Units with Crisis Intervention Center & Food Pantry
Veterans Village #3 Assisted Living & Specialized Care Housing
100 S. 14th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
88 Beds with 24/7/365 Crisis Intervention Center
Veterans Village #4 Emergency SRO & Family Housing
2028 E. Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
56 Units with 24/7/365 Crisis Intervention Center
Veterans Village #5 Women & Family Housing
2100 Sunrise Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89101
20 Units with 24/7/365 Crisis Intervention Center