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Nevada using tax money for the homeless

The money, from marijuana business license fees, was awarded to HopeLink of Southern Nevada, HELP of Southern Nevada and Lutheran Social Services of Nevada and is expected to add 594 beds in mostly short-term rentals.

That’s more than double the number of beds available now, said Mike Pawlak, the county’s director of Social Service. The money will be used also to hire six more case managers. The goal is also to help reunite families or prevent parents from losing their children to the county system when they become homeless, he said.