September 16, 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. 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.

RHA's waiting list for certain Project Based Voucher properties is open

RHA has opened the waiting list Project Based Vouchers. These vouchers will be associated with single family homes, duplexes, condos, and townhomes throughout Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County. 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. To see currently available properties, please click here.

Public Housing Stead Manor waiting list, two-bedroom senior/disabled waiting list, and family waiting lists are all open as of June 23, 2014

RHA has opened the waiting list for family Public Housing as of June 23, 2014. The Stead Manor family Public Housing waiting list and the two-bedroom senior/disabled housing waiting list both remain open. 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.

Section 8 Rental Assistance waiting list is closed

The waiting list for Rental Assistance is 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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