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CHAP – Temporary Rental Assistance Program

 

 

How to Apply?

If you have an active application for rental assistance through the Reno Housing Authority, please visit the Application Portal to update your application or to add yourself to the CHAP waitlist.

LOG IN TO THE APPLICANT PORTAL HERE

If you do not have an active application click on the button below. All applicants must have a current e-mail address to apply.  If you do not have an email address, you can set one up here.

NEW APPLICANTS CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Not a Washoe County resident?  

Residents of Clark County, click here.

Residents of all other counties in Nevada, click here.

What is Temporary Rental Assistance?

This rental assistance program provides short-term rental assistance and is intended to assist Nevadans impacted by COVID-19 who are delinquent in paying rent.  These funds are available in Washoe County and are specifically designated to assist with the payment of rent and late fees.  Upon verification of eligibility, assistance with rent may be provided for up to nine months.  Assistance may be available through December 31, 2020 and is contingent on funding availability.

 

Who Qualifies?

Any Washoe County resident, not currently receiving rental assistance, experiencing a negative financial impact due to COVID-19 which has impacted the ability to pay rent.  Household income cannot exceed 120% of the Area Median Income (AMI) with household assets not to exceed $3,000. Examples of COVID-19 related income loss may include a reduction in work hours, loss of employment, furlough from employment during Stay at Home order or reduction in salary due to reduced business income.

 

Area Median Income

120% limits HH1 HH2 HH3 HH4 HH5 HH6 HH7 HH8
Churchill Co. 63,000 72,000 81,000 90,000 97,200 104,400 111,600 118,800
Clark Co. 63,000 72,000 81,000 90,000 97,200 104,400 111,600 118,800
Douglas Co. 63,360 72,480 81,480 90,480 97,800 105,000 112,200 119,520
Elko Co. 77,160 88,200 99,240 110,160 119,040 127,800 136,680 145,440
Esmeralda Co. 63,000 72,000 81,000 90,000 97,200 104,400 111,600 118,800
Eureka Co. 87,360 99,840 112,320 124,800 134,880 144,840 154,800 164,760
Humboldt Co. 71,520 81,720 91,920 102,120 110,400 118,560 126,720 134,880
Lander Co. 81,480 93,120 104,760 116,400 125,760 135,120 144,360 153,720
Lincoln Co. 63,000 72,000 81,000 90,000 97,200 104,400 111,600 118,800
Lyon Co. 63,000 72,000 81,000 90,000 97,200 104,400 111,600 118,800
Mineral Co. 63,000 72,000 81,000 90,000 97,200 104,400 111,600 118,800
Nye Co. 63,000 72,000 81,000 90,000 97,200 104,400 111,600 118,800
Pershing Co. 63,000 72,000 81,000 90,000 97,200 104,400 111,600 118,800
Storey Co. 66,960 76,440 86,040 95,520 103,200 110,880 118,560 126,120
Washoe Co. 66,960 76,440 86,040 95,520 103,200 110,880 118,560 126,120
White Pine Co. 63,000 72,000 81,000 90,000 97,200 104,400 111,600 118,800
Carson City 63,240 72,240 81,240 90,240 97,560 104,760 111,960 119,160

 

What Qualifies?

Delinquent rent beginning April 1, 2020 due to loss of income directly related to COVID-19.

 

Are you eligible?

Do you currently reside in Reno, Sparks or Washoe County?

Have you lost or had a reduction in income due to COVID-19 that has resulted in you owing past due rent to your landlord?

Is your current income at or below 120% AMI?

Do you have a checking or savings account with balances totaling less than $3,000?

You are currently not receiving assistance through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program or living in Public Housing?

If you answered “yes” to all of these questions, you may qualify for assistance. 

 

How the program works?

Once you have submitted your application, your eligibility will be verified.  You may be asked to provide documentation to support your application for assistance.  Once approved, the RHA will pay past due rent directly to your landlord for qualifying months.

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions