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, Reno, and Washoe County.
What We Do
At the Reno Housing Authority, we provide affordable rental housing for Nevadans through several HUD funded programs. We are a full service housing authority that aims to assist individuals, families, elderly, and disabled residents with low incomes. We strive to provide quality housing opportunities and open doors for our community.