Collaborators help Nevada with locator Advisory Board is Nevada's rental housing locator, hosting over 90,000 searches for affordable apartments and homes this past year from Elko to Laughlin to Sparks to Las Vegas. Behind the scenes, many collaborators have helped the locator grow and thrive. One very important group of supporters are the Advisory Board members. The Housing Division extends its thanks and appreciation to all who have participated over the years.

From its beginning in 2014, has had a group of housing heavyweights who helped the enterprise grow and prosper. July 22, 2014 was the first advisory board meeting, before the official launch in September. Co-chairs were Kristen Cooper, then Principal Planner for Clark County and Nancy Brown, then Senior Manager for Schwab Bank. The first meeting was held in person, with one group in Carson City and the other in Las Vegas, connected via video-conference.

Over the years a mixture of staff from all three Housing Authorities in Nevada, several property management companies, the Nevada State Apartment Association, city and county community development teams, Nevada 211, affordable housing developers, staff from state health and human services agencies, Governor's Office of Economic Development, Governor's Office on Developmental Disabilities, Nevada offices of Housing and Urban Development, Silver State Fair Housing, the Red Cross, as well as many faithful Nevada Housing Division employees have met from one to three times a year to support the locator. Advisory Board members helped in countless ways, starting with helping to set-up a launch party and finalize web content to recruiting landlords to list, listing their own properties, placing links on their websites, issuing invitations to tabling events, radio shows and other opportunities for presentations, giving out flyers and rack cards, suggesting blog topics, writing blogs, giving feedback about website problems and more. Indispensable has been Sheila Roberts, originally our liaison with and now with Emphasys Software, who has been a fixture and the backbone of nearly all these advisory board meetings over the years. 

The most recent advisory board meetings have been held via Zoom or Teams, a technology perfectly suited for collaboration across the wide spaces of Nevada, though not as much fun as the early meetings we had in person.'s success owes much to all those who have participated in its Advisory Board and the Nevada Housing Division is grateful for their contributions.