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Housing News Highlights

CHAP Rent Relief, 8-31-20

The RHA has offered emergency CARES Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) funds since late July to help local renters who have lost income due to COVID-19 and are behind in rent payments. With changing deadlines on housing evictions, KOLO 8 News Now’s Ed Pearce talked to RHA Executive Director Amy Jones about how CHAP offers relief to both renters and landlords. See his story here.

WJW Opening, 7-31-20

COVID-19 concerns prevented a formal grand opening, but local media covered move-in week at the Willie J. Wynn Apartments on July 30, 2020.

See KOLO-TV’s coverage here:
Reporter Mike Stefansson interviewed RHA Executive Director Amy Jones about the need for affordable senior housing in our community, the challenges posed by a pandemic during construction, and the amenities of the facility. The son and a daughter of namesake Willie J. Wynn expressed their happiness with the apartments as a fulfillment of their father’s goal of affordable housing for all. (Reverend Wynn served on the RHA Board of Commissioners.)

See KTVN’s coverage here.

Senior Day

More than 120 seniors came to the Reno Housing Authority’s first Senior Day event September 20, 2019 at Silverada Manor in northeast Reno. To view the Channel 2 News coverage click here or to access the PDF transcription by RHA staff click here. An additional Channel 2 video covering the event can be found here. KOLO 8 also reported on our story and that footage can be located here.