Engaged in our Communities
Our Community Involvement
Showcasing some of our most fun and exciting community activities
Each summer and Washoe County School District autumn break, RHA partners with the Reno Bike Project to host the Major Taylor Bike Camp for our RHA youth. The camp is for youth ages 11-18 and teaches safe riding, commuting education, bike repair and more. You didn’t hear it from us, but sometimes, participating kiddos even get to keep a brand new bike when they take part in this program!
RHA pool parties are legendary! The middle of summer is rough and there’s no better way for a family to cool down that a dip in the water and may be a little waterslide action at Traner Pool. Free activities like these strengthen family bonds and provide enriching endeavors for our residents.
Duncan STEM Academy Walk & Roll
Each year RHA employees join students and staff from Washoe County School District and Reno Police Department for the annual day to emphasize pedestrian/bike safety at the elementary school near RHA administrative offices. We love being part of a community that helps kids realize their full potential by being safe to and from school!
Silver Angel Tree
When you choose a The Salvation Army - Reno Silver Angel Tree tag and purchase a gift, RHA this is one of the places your present is delivered and appreciated. Low-income seniors at several Reno Housing Authority complexes receive heartwarming gifts at the holidays. Many of these residents don't have strong family ties nearby, and these gestures of generosity and love go a long way toward sharing the holiday spirit.
Junior Ski Program
Each year Sky Tavern and BOBOS SKI BOARD PATIO provide scholarships and gear for 150 RHA kiddos and parents to participate in the Junior Ski Program. Strong community partners like these provide safe, healthy and fun opportunities for our families to enjoy the great outdoors.
Fresh Fades & Braids
In partnership with the SWAAG Foundation and Northern Nevada Barber Academy, every autumn RHA youth get the chance to return to school with confidence. Free school supplies and haircuts help kids return to school ready to work!
Every public housing family site competes for bragging rights at Halloween. Teamed up with RHA staff, the site hosts a magical, boo-tiful, candy- and fun-filled Halloween celebration!