November 27, 2015
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 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.

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.

RHA's Admissions Office has moved

RHA's Admissions Office is now 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

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