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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.

The Public Housing program consists of complexes owned by RHA. Rents are based on their income, rather than current market rents.

RHA owns and operates over 750 public housing units in eight of these complexes located in the cities of Reno and Sparks.

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.

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.