December 17, 2017
RENO HOUSING AUTHORITY | Serving Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County

Public Housing

"Public Housing" is the term normally used to describe housing complexes that were built with federal funds for low-income persons and are owned and operated by Public Housing Authorities around the country.

RHA owns and operates over 750 housing units in eight of these complexes located in the cities of Reno and Sparks. While most were built with federal low-rent housing funds, two were built as private housing and later purchased by RHA.

The Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) describes the eligibility, continued occupancy and termination policies for RHA's Public Housing program as approved by the Board of Commissioners. It explains the day-to-day operations of the Public Housing Program and includes local policies and procedures. The full plan, including its individual chapters and appendix, is available here.

Beginning October 1, 2014, the Reno Housing Authority (RHA) has designated all dwelling units and community buildings non-smoking. Smoking is not permitted inside any RHA owned unit or building and smoking is only permitted in specific locations within the complex.

If you need to update your information for the Public Housing program, please fill out this form in English or Spanish and return it to the Management Office at your complex.

Public Housing Wait-List Announcement

All assistance program waiting lists are closed as of May 6, 2017.

All wait-lists are closed as of May 6, 2017. All applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 5, 2017 to be placed on the waitlist.

Public Housing waiting list

The waiting list for Public Housing is currently closed.

For information on a specific complex, click on any of the names below.

Family Complexes: Elderly Complexes:
  • Mineral Manor
  • Tom Sawyer Village
  • Stead Manor
  • Silverada Manor
  • Hawk View Apartments
  • John McGraw Court
  • Essex Manor
  • Myra Birch Manor

  • Mineral Manor

    Mineral Manor, at 144 units spread over two streets and six cul-de-sacs, is essentially its own small neighborhood. The 72 duplexes that make up Mineral Manor offer a variety of units from one to four bedrooms, with the majority being two and three bedroom units.

    The complex is well maintained and has attractive landscaping with large trees and lawns. The addition of an enclosed patio behind most units makes the complex even more desirable. Mineral Manor residents also have access to an on-site day care center. The RHA administrative offices are located at Mineral Manor. This is a non-smoking community.

    Stead Manor

    Built on city land at the old Stead Air Force Base, the 68 townhouse units in this complex are ten miles north of downtown Reno. The Reno National Air Races at the adjacent airport are a major event each year. A variety of employers and the Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center are nearby. This is a non-smoking community.

    Hawk View Apartments

    The 100 apartments at Hawk View were built next to Hug High School in northeast Reno in 1984. The complex has had landscape and xeriscaping work. They have a great view of the "Hawks" practice field and the Sierra Nevada mountains. This is a non-smoking community.

    Essex Manor

    Located in the Raleigh Heights area north of Reno, the 53 duplexes in this complex are quite attractive and nicely landscaped. Set in a beautiful location at the bottom of Peavine Mountain, the complex is fortunate to have a large community center and a playground on site. This is a non-smoking community.

    Myra Birch Manor

    Built as a private apartment complex, this 56-unit townhouse complex was purchased by RHA in 1981. It is located in southeast Reno near the City of Reno's Miguel Rivera Center, a large recreational and social services center on Neil Road. This is a non-smoking community.

    Tom Sawyer Village

    Tom Sawyer Village is a beautiful development designed for the elderly and disabled persons. There are 100 garden apartments and lavish landscaping in a wonderful location adjacent to Paradise Park. This is a non-smoking community.

    Silverada Manor

    Designed originally as private rental housing, Silverada Manor has 150 units for seniors and handicapped persons. A wide variety of services are available nearby for residents. RHA's admissions office is located in the large community building at this complex. The complex also contains management offices for Senior HOusing complexes. This is a non-smoking community.

    John McGraw Court

    These 34 one bedroom units, the first Public Housing complex in Sparks, were built in 1995 on a portion of a 5-acre site. Later, 16 non-Public Housing units were developed on the site and are administered by the same staff. This is a non-smoking community.

    Section 504 Notice of Nondiscrimination
    It is the policy and intention of the Housing Authority of the City of Reno to comply in all of its policies and procedures affecting all of its programs and activities, including employment and housing, with all federal, state, and local regulations, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, family status or disabilities. As part of this compliance RHA has a reasonable accommodation/reasonable modification policy for persons with disabilities. RHA will not directly or through contractual licensing or other arrangements permit or engage in such discrimination in its federally assisted programs and activities.
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