Welcome to the official city of Las Vegas podcast where we'll go behind the scenes to find out what makes your city government work, and how we are building community to make life better.
What Is Being Done To Fix Nursing Shortage In Las Vegas
Hear from two key staff members from the UNLV School of Nursing about the nursing shortage, what is being done to fix the nursing shortage, the education required for nursing and much more.
Learn more about the Las Vegas Medical District: lasvegasmedicaldistrict.com
#VegasTMI – Affordable Housing Preservation
According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, there is a shortage of rental homes affordable and available in Nevada for households whose incomes are at or below the poverty guideline; there are only 20 affordable and available rentals for every 100 extremely low-income renter household in Nevada. The data shows that there is a deficit of more than 100,000 affordable and available rental units in Southern Nevada.
The Nevada Housing Coalition was created to develop strategies and goals to address the state’s affordable housing shortfall through community action and policy changes.
We are joined by the Coalition’s Executive Director Christine Hess and board member Patrick Petrie from our very own city of Las Vegas Office of Community Services team.
How the future of water looks in Las Vegas
On Aug. 16, 2021 the federal government, prompted by the low water levels in Lake Mead, issued a water shortage declaration on the Colorado River. In January 2022, Southern Nevada’s water allocation was reduced by 7 billion gallons, enough water to serve 45,000 homes
This #WorldWaterDay we spoke with the Southern Nevada Water Authority about the community's allocation & conservation efforts.
Learn more: https://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/News/Blog/Detail/lake-mead-water-shortage
Twitter Spaces: Homeless Outreach And Programs In Las Vegas
People sometimes wonder if there is a homeless problem in Las Vegas. Like most communities there is but in this conversation on Twitter Spaces we hear from the city's Community Services Director and The Salvation Army on the many programs and services available to help the homeless like a homeless recuperative center, the new improved Homeless Courtyard, feeding and clothing the homeless, the MORE Outreach program , the Salvation Army and more. Learn more at lasvegasnevada.gov/homeless
How community partnerships help support our education system
The pandemic has continued to challenge how our children are being educated. However, community partnerships have emerged as a bright spot and helped transform these challenges into manageable circumstances for many students. We’re discussing how our community partners are all working to support students.
Breaking The Cycle Of Sex Trafficking In Las Vegas
There are estimated to be more than 24.9 million people, adults and children, subjected to human trafficking around the world, including the United States. Sadly, Nevada ranks ninth in the nation for human trafficking.
Many organizations in the community are working daily to support individuals who have been impacted by this issue, often on a 24/7 basis to meet the myriad needs of clients.
Las Vegas native
I am so excited the city has come out with this podcast! I get my national and global news via podcasts but often feel out of touch with what’s going on locally. The topics have been interesting and engaging. I look forward to staying informed and learning about my city!