July 26, 2017
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 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.


From a Homeless Shelter to a Safe Home in Less Than Two Months

A Reno family now has a safe place to call home after a partnership with Jacobs Entertainment and the RHA comes together on the mission of providing affordable housing for those in need. Read the full story here.



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.



Wait-List Announcement

All wait-lists are currently closed.