The Cares Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) provided short-term rental assistance to Nevadans impacted by COVID-19 who struggled to pay rent. These funds were available in Washoe County for nearly two years and were specifically designated to assist with paying rent, utilities, and late fees.

While the application period for emergency rental assistance has closed, the RHA is still processing applications received prior to June 1, 2022. Once all applications are processed, the RHA will have helped more than 4,500 local households with more than $34,500,000 in assistance. It’s been an extensive undertaking.

The city of Reno may still have funding available for rent, utilities, and deposit assistance. Visit for more information.

If you applied for CHAP monies through RHA prior to June 1, 2022, please report updates or changes through