Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, middle, hosts a round-table discussion about affordable housing at Vintage at Sanctuary Apartments in Reno on March 10, 2022.

Gov. Steve Sisolak says Nevada can’t fully recover from the pandemic without a lot more affordable housing, something the first-term Democrat hopes he can deliver with help from $500 million in federal COVID relief funds earmarked for reduced-rent developments. 

Sisolak touted that half-billion housing investment, dubbed the “Home Means Nevada” initiative, during a roundtable discussion at a newly completed affordable housing complex for seniors in Reno.

The governor, who faces a potentially grueling re-election campaign in November, first debuted the half-billion housing proposal during a rare off-year State of State address delivered late last month.