May 3, 2016
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. For more information on all of RHA's programs, please review the Applicant's Guide to Housing Assistance.


Current Operations

RHA currently owns and manages 764 units of Public Housing (475 for families) in eight 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.



Comuníquese con la Autoridad de Viviendas de Reno al (775)329-3630 en caso de que necesite una forma diferente de comunicación que no sea verbal o por escrito en inglés.




Proposed MTW Contract Extension (2028)

On April 14, 2016, the Housing Authority of the City of Reno (RHA) received notice that pursuant to Section 239 of Title II, Division L of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, the current Moving to Work (MTW) Agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be extended through the end of fiscal year 2028. RHA is now seeking public comment on the proposed MTW contract extension prior to approval by the Board of Commissioners on June 28, 2016.

Comments on the proposed contract extension may be emailed to Kim Anhalt, MTW Coordinator, at kanhalt@renoha.org or mailed to RHA’s Administrative Office at 1525 E. Ninth St, Reno, NV 89512. All comments on the proposed contract extension must be received by close business on Monday, June 27, 2016.


RHA's Admissions Office

RHA's Admissions Office is located at the main office, 1525 East 9th St. The Admissions Office can be reached at (775) 331-5138.


All assistance program waiting lists are closed as of May 16, 2015.


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 September and October of 2014 received extremely high scores. These scores are out of a possible 100 points.

Tom Sawyer Village 97
John McGraw Court 99
Mineral Manor 95
Myra Birch Manor 97
Hawk View Apartments 91
Essex Manor 97
Stead Manor 95
Silverada Manor 96











Section 504 Notice of Nondiscrimination
It is the policy and intention of the Housing Authority of the City of Reno to comply in all of its policies and procedures affecting all of its programs and activities, including employment and housing, with all federal, state, and local regulations, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, family status or disabilities. As part of this compliance RHA has a reasonable accommodation/reasonable modification policy for persons with disabilities. RHA will not directly or through contractual licensing or other arrangements permit or engage in such discrimination in its federally assisted programs and activities.
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