VOA adds new affordable units with Desert Oasis II

Volunteers of America breaks ground on new 43-unit Desert Oasis II

Volunteers of America (VOA) held a ground-breaking ceremony August 16th for Phase II of Desert Oasis Senior Housing in Las Vegas. Mike King, President of VOA, Kelly Simonson, President of Health Plan of Nevada Medicaid Plan, Mark Licea, Federal Program Supervisor at the Nevada Housing Division, City of Las Vegas Ward 3 Councilwoman Olivia Diaz, and Junior Romero, Community Services Specialist for Clark County Commissioner William McCurdy II, delivered comments at the ceremony.

The new construction will add 43 affordable one and two bedroom units to the 75 units in nearby phase I. The project incorporates accessible design and follows all regulations regarding accessibility and adaptability throughout. All units will have grab bars and walk-in showers. Many energy saving and green building features will be incorporated including Energy Star appliances, photovoltaic panels that will provide at least 11% of the project’s electricity and the use of low and no-VOC materials. The new phase adds a new 1500 square foot clubhouse with exam room, computer and business room, fitness room, pool table, piano and laundry room. Outside amenities include a dog park, community garden with raised beds, and access to a nearby walking and bike path.

Many on-site supportive services will help be available for residents such as health and wellness screenings, doctor visits, food distribution, transportation options and social and educational activities organized by an on-site coordinator.

Both phase I and phase II were designed by Schuldt Associates and built by George Gekakis, Inc. 

VOA is a non-profit whose mission it is to serve the most vulnerable. Desert Oasis II will be its fifth affordable housing property in Nevada.