April 24, 2014
RENO HOUSING AUTHORITY | Serving Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County

Our History

Public Housing in this country was established by the U.S. Housing Act of 1937. The purpose of the Act was to provide homes for those of low and moderate income and to provide jobs for the unemployed. The Housing Authority of the City of Reno ("Reno Housing Authority" or "RHA"), was founded six years later, in October 1943, as a municipal corporation under Nevada Revised Statute 315. Since its founding, RHA has also been appointed as the Public Housing Authority for the City of Sparks and Washoe County.

Current Operations

RHA currently owns and manages 764 units of Public Housing (475 for families) in seven different locations in the City of Reno and Sparks under the Public Housing programs and, through the use of the Neighborhood Stabilization Programs and other funding, owns over 100 rental properties specifically targeted for low income households. RHA also provides housing subsidies to more than 2,500 low income families in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County through Rental Assistance programs.

Public Housing two-bedroom senior/disabled waiting list is open as of April 15, 2014

The waiting list for senior and disabled applicants who qualify for a two-bedroom unit is open as of April 15, 2014. To apply, please fill out this application (prints on legal size paper) and return it to RHA's Admissions Office at 1400 Silverada Blvd., Reno, NV 89512.

RHA has issued an RFP for legal services

The Housing Authority of the City of Reno is requesting proposals from qualified legal professionals to provide legal services for the Housing Authority. The full RFP can be found here. All proposals must be received by the Housing Authority no later than 5:00 pm on April 25, 2014.

Stead Manor Public Housing waiting list open as of February 3, 2014

RHA is opening the waiting list for Stead Manor, the Public Housing complex in Stead. This family Public Housing complex consists of two and three bedroom townhouse apartments and is a non-smoking community. To apply, please fill out this application (prints on legal size paper) and return it to RHA's Admissions Office at 1400 Silverada Blvd., Reno, NV 89512.

RHA is seeking applicants for the Live-In Program

RHA is seeking responsible, capable people with at least some maintenance experience to fill live-in positions. Successful applicants will live rent-free in one of RHA's Public Housing complexes. Please read the application carefully so you fully understand the requirements of the position. If you are interested, please fill out the application and return it to RHA's main office at 1525 East Ninth Street, Reno, NV 89512

Both Public Housing and Section 8 Rental Assistance waiting lists are closed

The waiting lists for Rental Assistance and Public Housing are currently closed. If you are currently on the Rental Assistance Program and would like to expand your application to include Yorkshire Terrace and various Single Family Homes, please fill out the linked applications.

RHA wins NAHRO Award of Excellence

RHA won a coveted Award of Excellence from NAHRO for Attractive Xeriscaping for Water Conservation. The Journal of Housing and Commmunity Development reported on all of the winners here.

RHA is a HUD "High Performer"

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has developed rating systems to measure the performance of housing authorities across the country.

HUD's Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) performs physical inspections of rental housing that is owned, insured or subsidized by HUD. RHA's most recent REAC inspections in August of 2011 received extremely high scores. These scores are out of a possible 100 points.

Tom Sawyer Village 97
John McGraw Court 100
Mineral Manor 92
Myra Birch Manor 99
Hawk View Apartments 95
Essex Manor 99
Stead Manor 90
Silverada Manor 98

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