Much Anticipated Assisted Living Community Opens In Summerlin
Through the work of the city, the Nevada Congressional delegation and affordable housing advocates, Las Vegas is now home to a model program. The Silver Sky Assisted Living Community was officially opened recently by Councilman Steve Wolfson, who represents the area.
The community offers not only needed affordable accommodations in the area, but provides a new type of housing option. Silver Sky is a pilot program created through the Clark County Public Lands and Natural Resources Act of 2002, which authorized the Bureau of Land Management to transfer land to the city of Las Vegas solely to create additional affordable housing. The development was sponsored by the Nevada Model Assisted Living Advisory Committee, which is made up of public and private representatives of the Nevada long-term care community. Innovative funding was also used for the project with the city of Las Vegas contributing $1 million in Housing and Urban Department HOME funds.
The community offers 90 one- and two-bedroom units with kitchenettes, cable/Internet access, individual temperature control and private bathrooms. Amenities include a restaurant, beauty salon, computer lab, movie theater, game room and healing garden. The community is located at 8220 Silver Sky Drive.
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