Upon verification of reduced hours and delinquent rent during the COVID-19 related period, you may qualify.
On November 13, 2020, the Reno Housing Authority (RHA) will begin maintaining a waitlist for the CARES Housing Assistance Program (CHAP). All applications received after November 13, 2020 will be placed on a waitlist based on the date and time the application is received. The RHA will pull applications from the waitlist as funding becomes available. Applicants will be notified, by mail, when their application is selected for processing.
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.
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
|White Pine Co.||63,000||72,000||81,000||90,000||97,200||104,400||111,600||118,800|
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.