May 22, 2017
RENO HOUSING AUTHORITY | Serving Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County

Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2

The Reno Housing Authority, in combination with the City of Reno, Nevada Rural Housing Authority, Consumer Credit Counseling Services (dba Financial Guidance Center), and Charles Schwab Bank, submitted an application for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development's Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2) grant. Wells Fargo Bank also wrote a letter of support. This grant was awarded in January of 2010. The $20,995,000.00 grant has had a significant impact on the foreclosure issues facing Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County. The Housing Authority will be purchasing and rehabilitating up to 200 foreclosed homes in Reno, Sparks, Sun Valley, and Stead and either selling or renting them to qualified applicants.

Please click on the links for maps of all properties purchases by RHA using several different funding sources:

Properties purchased throughout Reno-Sparks, Northeast Reno, Sparks, Stead, and Sun Valley.

NSP2 updated Action Plan

RHA's Action Plan, updated August 24, 2015 to update budgets, can be found here.

NSP2 updated Action Plan

RHA's Action Plan, updated May 14, 2015 to clarify one Post Closeout Acquisition and Rehabilitation Activity, can be found here.

NSP2 updated Action Plan

RHA's Action Plan, updated February 23, 2015 to add one Post Closeout Acquisition and Rehabilitation Activity, can be found here.

NSP2 updated Action Plan

RHA's Action Plan, updated September 11, 2014 to update budgets, can be found here.

NSP2 updated Action Plan

On September 8, 2014, RHA received approval to update the NSP2 Action Plan in preparation for grant closeout. This update removed 41 census tracts that were added for mobility purposes but had not been worked in using NSP2 funds. The udpated Action Plan can be found here.

NSP2 Proposed Amendment

RHA proposed an amendment to the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2) plan. As RHA prepares to closeout the NSP2 grant, HUD guidelines state that any census tracts not actually worked in must be subtracted prior to closeout of the grant. Accordingly, RHA proposed to remove several census tracts that were added for mobility purposes but have not been worked in using NSP2 funds. The proposed amendment can be found here. This is the second version of the proposed amendment; RHA will not be deleting census tract 35.12 because there will be funds expended in that target area by the time of closeout.

NSP2 updated Action Plan

On May 29, 2014, RHA updated the NSP2 budgets to reflect increased Program Income. The updated budgets can be found here.

NSP2 updated Action Plan

On February 13, 2014, RHA updated the NSP2 budgets to reflect the completion of the purchase and rehab stages of the sales and lease to own portions of the NSP2 plan. The updated budgets can be found here.

NSP2 Proposed Amendment

HUD approved RHA's proposed amendment to the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2) plan. NSP2 has been in effect for three years and the initial grant period will end February 11, 2013. Once the initial grant period was complete, RHA expanded the NSP2 target areas. Most purchases after February 11, 2013 will be used to provide mobility options to RHA's Public Housing families under the Moving to Work program. The amendment can be found here.

Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 two year update

RHA, as the lead agency for a Consortium, received $20,995,000 to purchase, rehabilitate, and rent or sell properties to people below 120% of the Area Median Income. February 11, 2012 marks the two-year anniversary of the three year grant. A report on the progress so far can be found here.

RHA featured in HUD training video

HUD contracted with Enterprise Community Partners to create a training video on Scattered-Site, Single Family Rental Management. Due to RHA's effectiveness in handling NSP1 and NSP2, the video features RHA's approach to managing scattered-site, single family rentals. The link to the training video is here.

RHA expending grant quickly and effectively!

During a HUD webinar on November 30, 2010, John Laswick, Team Leader for NSP at HUD Headquarters, said that the Reno Housing Authority was one of only five grantees that had drawn more than 20% of the grant by that date, and that "[t]he top one is the City of Reno Housing Authority with 30.5 percent". Considering that the grant was awarded in January of 2010, this is a very impressive percentage!

Articles regarding Reno Housing Authority's progress

The Reno Gazette Journal ran an article on September 22, 2010 regarding the Housing Authority's work with stabilizing neighborhoods. Another article was run September 29, 2010 reviewing the 100th house purchased celebration.

NSP2 targeted income groups

NSP2 activities are targeted towards two groups of people. Potential homeowners will be people making between 50% and 120% of the Area Median Income (AMI), and potential renters will be people making less than 50% of AMI. The AMI chart for Washoe County is as follows (FY 2017 Income Limits):

Area Median Income (AMI) (FY 2017 Income Limits)

Family Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
50% AMI $23,850 $27,250 $30,650 $34,050 $36,800 $39,500 $42,250 $44,950
120% AMI $57,200 $65,400 $73,550 $81,700 $88,250 $94,800 $101,350 $107,850


Further information related to NSP2 is located on these pages:

NSP2 Application Submitted to HUD and other general information
Quarterly Reports Submitted to HUD








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