Notable Quotes

From Founder, Arnold Stalk

There is only one way to solve the homeless problem in our country and that is to build additional houses.

My work isn’t finished until the number of homeless veterans is down to zero.

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SHARE Village Las Vegas In The News

March 18,2021

SHARE Village launches app, linking homeless with emergency services, resources

News 3 Las Vegas by Denise Rosch 

It’s an enormous social problem that needs forward-thinking. This week, a new mobile app to link homeless people to social services went live here in Southern Nevada.  It’s called Share Village Las Vegas and is available for both iPhones and Androids.  Read more.

 

On Air Interviews

Arnold Stalk- KNPR's State of Nevada

Las Vegas Boosts Homeless Services

Aug 04, 2020 byDoug Puppel
Las Vegas City Council last month voted to spend nearly $30 million for expanded homeless services at its Courtyard shelter.
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Shade Tree Shelter's Transitional Program Returns
APR 10, 2018
Last summer, The Shade Tree women’s shelter closed its transitional housing program due to lack of funding.
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Veterans Village Homeless Effort Draws Interest Of White House
May 22, 2017
Veterans Village, the private Las Vegas-based transitional housing program, caught the eye of the White House — again.
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Veterans Village Homeless Effort Draws Interest Of White House
May 22, 2017
Veterans Village, the private Las Vegas-based transitional housing program, caught the eye of the White House — again.
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Your Future Home or Restaurant is a Cargo Container
JUN 13, 2012
You always see cargo containers at the ports: those giant Lego-like metal rectangles stacked on each other. But reimagine a cargo container as a home.
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Re-imagining a New East Fremont
JAN 04, 2012
The business corridor on East Freemont and Charleston, nearby the Blue Angel Motel, was once a hot center of Las Vegas; about forty years ago. Over the decades it has been in decline.
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News Archives

2020

December 17, 2020

An architect reworked disused delivery containers right into a tiny home village for the homeless in Las Vegas, the place greater than 1,800 folks have lived.

 
Stalk, who was a former professor of architecture, worked with students to come up with ideas on how the containers could be converted into homes in Las Vegas, Nevada. He eventually created prototypes that he refined to be accessible and government approved. The community known as Share Village was founded in 1994. Read More.

October 15, 2020

Rock legend John Fogerty sends positive vibes to homeless advocate

October 14, 2020 - 9:03 pm

John Fogerty has levels of “falutin,” and Arnold Stalk is above even the highest level.

“The stuff we do, all this highfalutin stuff in life, there is an area that’s greater than yourself, greater than you and greater than me,” Fogerty said this week while checking on his friend’s health. “People like Arnold are in that area, doing stuff out of the goodness of his heart.

April 25, 2020

Wynn Las Vegas Donations Over 7,000 Meals to Local Charities

LAS VEGAS (April 23, 2020) – Wynn Las Vegas is continuing its community outreach by once again partnering with local charities to donate meals to individuals and families who are food insecure. Beginning April 23, the resort will supply 1,032 total meals per day to Share Village, U.S. Vets, Ronald McDonald House and The Shade Tree for one week.   Read more.

March 24, 2020

Share Village Las Vegas Food Pantry Now Open 7 Days a Week

In response to the overwhelming number of requests and the continued evolving coronavirus state of emergency, SHARE Village Las Vegas (formerly known as Veterans Village Las Vegas) announced today that its pantry services will expand to 7 days a week and will continue without interruption until further notice.  Read more.

March 23, 2020

Share Village Las Vegas' food pantry now open 7 days a week

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Share Village Las Vegas is extending its food pantry to seven days a week to service and provide emergency food to support those affected by COVID-19 furloughs and layoffs.

March 17, 2020

An architect turned disused shipping containers into a tiny house village for the homeless in Las Vegas, and more than 1,800 people have lived there.

March 16, 2020

An architect turned disused shipping containers into a tiny house village for the homeless in Las Vegas, and more than 1,800 people have lived there

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March 3, 2020

Abandoned shipping containers transformed into affordable homes for veterans

March 2, 2020

Shipping containers to provide Las Vegas affordable housing

Washington Times

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas businessman plans to develop affordable housing units from the large shipping containers that are normally used to transport merchandise.

KEYC News March 2, 2020 at 8:49 PM CST - Updated March 2 at 8:53 PM

LAS VEGAS (KSNV/CNN) - Las Vegas city officials joined one activist Monday to welcome a new community of homes made from re-purposed shipping containers.

March 2, 2020

Shipping containers to provide Las Vegas affordable housing

Washington Times

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas businessman plans to develop affordable housing units from the large shipping containers that are normally used to transport merchandise.

KEYC News March 2, 2020 at 8:49 PM CST - Updated March 2 at 8:53 PM

LAS VEGAS (KSNV/CNN) - Las Vegas city officials joined one activist Monday to welcome a new community of homes made from re-purposed shipping containers.

NBC29.com https://www.nbc29.com/2020/03/03/shipping-containers-transformed-into-affordable-homes-veterans-nevada/

Abandoned shipping containers transformed into affordable homes for veterans

On Monday, the City of Las Vegas welcomed a new village, made of re-purposed shipping containers aimed at providing affordable housing for veterans and those in need.

This new village made of shipping containers is located at Share Village, formerly known as Veterans Village.

Founder Arnold Stalk says the newly converted homes are a step towards tackling the valley’s homeless issue; combating it with affordable housing.

 

 

2019

December 27, 2019

From tents to tiny houses, advocates get creative to address Nevada’s affordable housing shortage

The Nevada Independent https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/advocates-and-nonprofits-work-to-address-nevadas-affordable-housing-shortage

Amid a global pandemic and an unforgiving job market that's contributing to an impending eviction crisis, and as politicians in Reno and Las Vegas grapple with ways to address homelessness in the long term, individuals and nonprofits are developing creative solutions to address an affordable housing crunch.

December 25, 2019

Las Vegas Veterans Village to change name, add services

Washington Times

- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 25, 2019 

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Veterans Village has announced plans to add 150 affordable units to the Nevada housing community and change its name to SHARE Village Las Vegas.

KOLO 8 News Now Reno
https://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Las-Vegas-Veterans-Village-to-change-name-add-services-566478951.html

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Veterans Village has announced plans to add 150 affordable units to the Nevada housing community and change its name to SHARE Village Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported the master-planned community will also be opened to non-veterans.

2 News Wednesday, December 25th 2019, 3:18 PM PST 

Veterans Village has announced plans to add 150 affordable units to the Nevada housing community and change its name to SHARE Village Las Vegas.

November 8, 2019

MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE INTEL

Home for the Brave

With financial help from Freddie Mac Multifamily and Berkadia, one nonprofit is providing homeless veterans with housing—and newfound hope.

It’s a simple mission but a massive challenge. Veterans Village has helped over tens of thousands of veterans and their families find a place to call home—and yet its founder, Arnold Stalk, perseveres with the same drive that inspired him to open the community nearly a decade ago.  Read more

November 8, 2019

Veterans Village II in downtown Las Vegas vandalized

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According to the property, the vandalism happened around 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 7.

In security footage, a man is seen using a large rock to smash windows and a glass door on the container home. The home was meant for a veteran.  Read more.

November 7, 2019

Veterans Village to Hold 8th Annual Veterans Day Celebration Featuring Rock ‘n’ Roll Legend John Fogerty

o honor the many individuals who have served within the United States Armed Forces and to pay homage to all fallen heroes, Veterans Village will hold its 8th annual Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, November 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Veterans Village #2, 50 N. 21st St., Las Vegas, NV 89101. Featured celebrity guest speaker for this year’s event is Rock ‘n’ Roll Legend John Fogerty, who has a long history of supporting Veterans Village and raising awareness of Veteran-related causes.

September 23, 2019

20 million people fed through Starbucks FoodShare program

Arnold Stalk, the founder of Veterans Village and the son of a World War II Navy veteran, also said many who are homeless or in need are invisible. “People who are couch surfers or living in their cars or trucks, that number is indefinable,”

2018

December 11, 2018

Las Vegas nonprofit converts shipping containers into homes for vets

In lieu of a ribbon-cutting, Rick Rainey went to work on a 20-by-8-foot shipping container with a cutting torch.

The Builders United project manager proceeded to slice a “window” in the side of the steel container, the first step toward converting it into a rectangular home for a military veteran.  Read more.

November 30, 2018

Veterans Village 5’s Shade Tree Women & Family Campus Ribbon Cutting

By Veterans Reporter News

Our traditional Veterans Day Ceremony began at 5:00pm with Senator Elect Susie Lee, the Honorable Carolyn G. Goodman, Mayor of Las Vegas and Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly followed by a ribbon cutting for our 5th campus, Veterans Village Women & Family Campus. The addition of the 20 units will assist Women transitioning from The Shade Tree as well as Female Veterans & Families. Read More.

July 12, 2018

Raiders donate $150K to Veterans Village in Las Vegas

On Thursday, the Raiders Foundation donated $150,000 to Veterans Village in Las Vegas.

Representatives from the Raiders gave a check to Veterans Village CEO and founder Arnold Stalk. The donation will be used to help veterans with housing and other needs. Read more.

KTNV

https://www.ktnv.com/sports/raiders/raiders-foundation-makes-donation-to-veterans-village-las-vegas

KSNV Raiders donation helps Veterans Village expansion https://news3lv.com/news/local/raiders-donation-helps-veterans-village-expansion

May 19, 2018

New Veterans Village Park may be a game-changer for local veterans

Read more.

May 3, 2018

March 2, 2018

Tiny House Village' aims to turn shipping containers into affordable veteran housing

ABC News 13  

A ceremonial groundbreaking for "Tiny House Village" in Las Vegas was held on Monday. The initial plan would start with 11 units.

"It takes vets off the streets and provides permanent housing for them," said Founder Arnold Stalk told KSNV-TV. "This is a precursor to next development of 100 homes, hopefully right next door."  Read more.

Stalk estimates there are about 7500 vets who are either homeless or on the verge of homelessness in Southern Nevada.

January 7, 2018

FINDLAY GOOD WORKS:

Veterans Village offers assistance to nation’s heroes

Las Vegas Sun By Sun Staff

What does your organization do?

Veterans Village Las Vegas is dedicated to the creation of an environment that is home to United States veterans. This is a unique and innovative approach to holistic and comprehensive housing, with 24/7 year-round crisis intervention intensive support services.

2017

December 23, 2017

Addicted Appreciates & Veterans Village.
Working for a better community.

In honor of the holiday season, the friends, clients, and Realtors® of Addicted Realty came together to support Veterans Village of Las Vegas. As part of the Addicted Appreciates movement at Addicted Realty, donations were collected during our First Annual Thirsty Thursday: Holiday Edition party to help brighten the holiday season for those who have served.  Our heartfelt thanks to those who were able to support such a special program.   Most noteworthy, a donation of $20 provides housing to a Veteran for a day. A $5 donation provides a Veteran food for a day.  To make a donation, or to find out how you can help, click hereRead More.

 

November 10, 2017

New veterans facility in downtown Las Vegas was built in a week

November 10, 2017 - 6:24 pm
Every day is Veterans Day at the new Veterans Village, but Saturday will be particularly meaningful when more than a dozen political leaders gather to salute the opening of the 3,500-square-foot Crisis Intervention Center, which was built in a week.  Read more.
  

September 28, 2017

John Fogerty helps break ground on veterans crisis center in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Sun By 

John Fogerty, whose music helped define the late 1960s and early 1970s and the resistance to the Vietnam War, said he always understood people who hated the war, but he couldn’t comprehend why they hated the soldiers who fought in it.  Read more.

June 9, 2017

May 26, 2017

Cortez Masto visits Veterans Village, addressing veterans' needs as a priority

April 12, 2017

A new approach to housing Las Vegas’s homeless

‘The really creative ideas come out of necessity’

 “We have let the money drive the program, and now we have to start thinking out of the box,” says Arnold Stalk, who houses veterans in former motels. “The really creative ideas come out of necessity.” Read more.

January 29, 2017

An angel for homeless veterans

The Nevada Independent By: John L. Smith

No one will confuse the jolly green Veterans Village 2 apartments at 50 N. 21st Street with a boutique hotel, but a fresh coat of paint does wonders on the deep end of downtown.

It’s safe to say the amenities planned for the complex, the working dream of longtime Southern Nevada affordable housing advocate Arnold Stalk, wouldn’t be found in the concierge directory of a Strip resort. But a regular visit from the 3 Square Food Bank truck and ready access to medical and mental health services can go a long way to accomplishing a goal that Stalk has chased like a sinking star for three decades: To provide a clean, safe, sober place to live for the valley’s homeless veterans population. Read more.

2016

December 15, 2016

Veterans Village doubles down on bid to house homeless vets in Las Vegas Valley

December 15, 2016

October 27, 2016

We're LIVE at Veterans Village in downtown Las Vegas - a community project to help homeless United States veterans. Ahead of the final presidential debate, we're asking Cynthia Dias and Glenn Noll, who both served in Vietnam, who would make the best commander-in-chief #FacebookLive

Post your questions and comments below

Posted by BBC News on Monday, October 17, 2016

FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

The Story Behind A Formerly Homeless Veteran’s Invitation To The State Of The Union

usnews

http://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/once-homeless-vet-to-be-among-michelle-obamas-speech-guests

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/Once-Homeless-Vet-to-Be-Among-Michelle-Obamas-s-Speech-Guests-364776391.html

http://www.wdef.com/content/news/national/story/Once-homeless-vet-to-be-among-Michelle-Obamas/0mgTngQXx02ibmXb9wOOuw.cspx

http://www.wdef.com/content/news/national/story/Once-homeless-vet-to-be-among-Michelle-Obamas/0mgTngQXx02ibmXb9wOOuw.cspx

http://www.newsadvance.com/tntest/once-homeless-vet-to-be-among-michelle-obama-s-speech/article_df63fc14-f67a-5a0d-9fb0-f1d799cf8661.html

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/homeless-vet-michelle-obamas-speech-guests-36193615

·         Blog: http://go.wh.gov/SOTU-Guests

·         Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2MxuWtZuuU

·         President Obama’s SOTU Trailer: https://www.whitehouse.gov/sotu

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_STATE_OF_UNION_ONCE_HOMELESS_VETERAN?SITE=MOCOD&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

http://sincitypresents.com/once-homeless-vet-to-be-among-michelle-obamas-speech-guests/

http://sincitypresents.com/once-homeless-vet-to-be-among-michelle-obamas-speech-guests/

http://www.news3lv.com/content/news/story/Once-homeless-vet-from-Las-Vegas-to-be-among/xjqTcRY0B0OCue47LF6YPA.cspx

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August 21, 2016

July 4, 2016

No hero should be homeless: tackling our community's homeless veteran problem

Being home for the holidays is the American ideal.

But hundreds of Clark County veterans who defended our nation's freedom have no place to call home on this 4th of July.

Arnold Stalk dedicates his life to the community's homeless veterans problem.

"There's a whole society that's a silent problem. You don't visually see a lot of it," said Stalk, founder of Veterans Village.

2015

December 29, 2015

Founder of Veterans Village receives call from White House

LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) - Finding housing and services for every homeless veteran in the country is a problem that the founder of Veterans Village Arnold Stalk believes it can be solved.

What Stalk did not expect was receiving a phone call from the White House last week. Read more.

November 9,, 2015

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2014

November 8, 2014

Surprise Squad honored to surprise Las Vegas' Veterans Village

Fox 5 News 

2013

April 21, 2013

Housing advocate pursues transitional residences for homeless vets

April 21, 2013 - 1:02 am

Forgive Arnold Stalk for not wanting to talk about homeless veterans.

He’s been talking about them for decades, ever since Las Vegas and Clark County hired him to assess Southern Nevada’s housing issues 23 years ago. We had a homeless veteran problem then. We still have a homeless veteran problem.  Read more.

2012

July 25, 2012

Old motel converted into housing for homeless veterans

Private and public organizations collaborate on converted Econo Lodge

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 | 2 a.m.

Hundreds of veterans homeless in Nevada

KSNV reports that a study indicates more than 70,000 veterans are homeless across America, including hundreds in Nevada, July 24.

The sand-colored Econo Lodge on Las Vegas Boulevard just south of Charleston has offered budget-priced rooms for tourists and visitors looking for longer stays since the 1960s, but now it will serve a higher purpose: providing shelter to some of Southern Nevada’s homeless veterans.

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Community Pantry

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Individuals in need of food assistance can visit the SHARE Village Las Vegas Pantry  located at:

SHARE Village Las Vegas #2, 50 N 21st St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Pantry Hours:
8am-10am

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

FRESH & READY TO EAT FOODS
(Fruits, Veggies, Meats and Non-Perishables)

Ready To Eat Breakfast Items Available
(Sandwiches, Bagels and Doughnuts)

Supplies Limited.  All products are subject to availability.