Our new Executive Director is Lewis Jordan. With over 40 years of public and private management experience, Lewis Jordan has led housing authorities from the very large with 50,000 or more total units, medium-sized agencies with 10,000 plus units, to small agencies with 3,200 units. This unique array of experience has positioned him to work effectively with resident leaders, residents, staff, community partners and stakeholders to address not only housing issues but also strategies to develop underserved communities. As a former public housing resident, he understands both issues and opportunities residents encounter.
Leading the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority, Lewis Jordan oversees the management of a $202M operating budget along with housing programs, comprehensive goods, and services for 17,000 residents. The Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority is one of the nation’s largest public housing authorities, providing the largest stock of affordable housing in Clark County.
Mr. Jordan is a leader dedicated to purposeful integrated planning and collaborative efforts between agency staff, community partners, city, state, county, and legislative officials; working together to preserve and expand affordable housing. He strives to achieve deliberate, successful, and impactful outcomes through his efforts to strengthen landlord partnerships. Mr. Jordan oversees the planning and coordination of the agency’s nationwide Developers Conference, designed to inform and inspire partnerships for developing affordable homes for low-and-moderate income individuals and families.
In support of current strategies and goals, he is working to maximize resources and tools such as project-based vouchers to assist in providing housing for special populations such as the veterans and homeless populations. Under his leadership, SNRHA also provides a variety of resources and supportive programming to residents with the goal of increasing self-reliance and self-sufficiency.
Lewis Jordan oversees various funding programs and resources such as Capital Fund Program (CFP), Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Mixed-Finance Public Housing, Choice Neighborhood Initiate (CNI), and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), amounting to millions of dollars a year.