silver state fair housing mural © Photograph by Bernard J. Kleina

Silver State Fair Housing Council believes that equal housing opportunity is a right, not a privilege, and that housing should be available to all members of our community, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, and disability. Any individual act of discrimination diminishes the community as a whole; any act of advocacy for housing equality strengthens the very heart of our community…our neighborhoods.

The SSFHC HEART (Housing Equality Advocacy Recognition Tribute) Award is presented by the Board of Trustees to recognize individuals and groups in the community whose activities promote the goals of fair housing.

The common vision shared by our award recipients in a community of neighbors learning to appreciate our similarities and our differences. In recognizing their contributions to furthering fair housing in our community, SSFHC hopes to encourage others to join the fight for equal access to housing. We hope you’ll be thinking about who should receive the HEART Awards in the future and about what YOU can do to promote equal housing opportunity in the community during the coming year.

2018 HEART AWARD RECIPIENT:

Noble Studios

2017 HEART AWARD RECIPIENTS:

Clark County

City of Henderson

City of Las Vegas

Bill Brewer

Patricia Lovato

2015 HEART AWARD RECIPIENT:

Ann Peterson

2014 HEART AWARD RECIPIENT:

Phillip Zook

2013 HEART AWARD RECIPIENT:

Michelle Wallace

2012 HEART AWARD RECIPIENT:

Ahora LATINO JOURNAL

2011 HEART AWARD RECIPIENT:

Judy Cook

2010 HEART AWARD RECIPIENTS:

Carlos Romo, Ph.D.

Community Housing Resource Board of Southern Nevada

2009 HEART AWARD RECIPIENT:

Reverend Onie Cooper

2008 HEART AWARD RECIPIENTS:

Consumer Credit Affiliates

Mary Lou Nelson

2007 HEART AWARD RECIPIENTS:

Alicia Mustard

Ray Valdez

2006 HEART AWARD RECIPIENTS:

Christopher Brancart, Esq

Little Flower School

2005 HEART AWARD RECIPIENTS:

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Washington, DC., San Francisco & Reno offices

2004 HEART AWARD RECIPIENTS:

Tom Vetica

Christina McLeod

2003 HEART AWARD RECIPIENTS:

Laura Vargas

Ian Silverberg

2002 HEART AWARD RECIPIENTS:

Washoe Legal Services

Trina Garcia

Walter Stucka

2001 HEART AWARD RECIPIENTS:

Ernest Neilsen

Doreen Davis

Washoe County Human Services Consortium