FY 2024 MTW Annual Plan Amendment - Notice of Public Hearing and Public Comment Period

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Planning & Development

With hundreds of units to keep track of each day, RHA’s Planning and Development Department is always busy. The Planning & Development department is in charge of construction and upgrades on all of our public housing sites and RHA-owned properties.

This department is also in charge of new and long-term development plans, whether building an entirely new complex or rehabbing and modernizing an existing property.

The upkeep and modernization of every RHA complex and property depends on development to continue to provide safe, affordable housing for our residents.

What does the Planning & Development Department do?

In a nutshell, this department creates and sustains RHA housing. They flesh out long-term projects, help procure contractors, acquire permits, liaison with government entities, and even go so far as to choose kitchen faucets and paint colors.

They are the heart of growing RHA affordable housing and maintaining it through capital fund projects.

Planning & Development Projects

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Recreation Area at Essex Manor

RHA is always looking for new ways to enhance the quality of life for our residents. Essex Manor will soon see upgrades to the outdoor community area including a basketball court, turf area, new rubber bark and a level playground.

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Dick Scott Manor

RHA is a part of the affordable housing solution for Northern Nevada, and Dick Scott Manor is another opportunity for us to play a bigger role. Funded in part by American Rescue Plan Act money and in partnership with the Veteran’s Administration, this brand-new complex will include 12 new units to serve low-income veterans in Washoe County.

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Concrete replacements, new water heaters

Using capital funds, RHA continuously upgrades public housing sites to better suit residents. Projects in the works include concrete replacement at Stead Manor and water heater replacements at McGraw Court and Essex Manor.

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New Energy Efficient Appliances

RHA’s asset management team recently installed more than 200 energy efficient refrigerators to residents at our public housing sites. We are thankful for our partnership with NV Energy, as these projects help our low-income residents save money on long term expenses.

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Myra Birch Outdoor Rec Area

Thanks to resident feedback and months of hard work from construction teams, RHA upgrades are complete in the community recreation area of Myra Birch Manor. The refurbishments include a new half-court basketball area, hopscotch, a picnic space, dog park, and raised garden beds. Projects like this allow RHA to provide more than just a house for our residents, but a home.

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New Chillers at Silverada

RHA works diligently to ensure our public housing sites receive consistent upgrades as needed. The organization spent nearly a million dollars in capital funds on 16 new chillers to keep residents in 150 units cool during hot summer months, ultimately increasing long term efficiency and lowering energy costs.

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Upgraded security cameras

RHA is committed to providing a safe, secure place to call home. Periodic upgrades to state-of-the-art Axis security cameras at our complexes ensure safety for all.

Future Plans

As an MTW organization, the RHA’s five-year plan is embedded within our annual MTW plan.
Supporting and Maintaining Our Properties
The development team oversees larger repairs and major upgrades, from building a new playground, to replacing sewers or paving asphalt. They track when units are due for new countertops, new furnaces, or other upgrades. This is also the team that converts units to be ADA compliant when necessary.

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FY 2024 MTW Annual Plan Amendment

The Housing Authority of the City of Reno (RHA) is requesting public comments and
conducting a public hearing on an amendment to the FY 2024 Moving to Work (MTW) Annual
Plan. The amendment proposes to allow RHA to develop alternative reasonable cost limits to the
Total Development Cost (TDC) and Housing Construction Cost (HCC) limits that are separate
from HUD’s standard limits to better reflect local costs to develop and rehabilitate new and
existing properties.

RHA’s amended FY 2024 MTW Annual Plan will be available for public review and comment
from November 17, 2023 through January 22, 2024 at RHA’s Administrative Office, 1525 E.
Ninth St, Reno, NV 89512 and on the website here. Copies of the amended FY 2024 MTW
Annual Plan may also be obtained by contacting Kim Anhalt, MTW Coordinator, at (775) 329-
3630; TDDY (785) 770-7166 or by email at kanhalt@renoha.org.

The public may provide oral comments by attending the public hearing described below and/or
submitting written comments during the comment period. Written comments on the proposed
plan amendment can be submitted by mail to the address noted above. Comments must be
received by close of business day on January 22, 2024.

A Public Hearing to answer questions and receive comments will be held on Thursday,
January 4, 2024 at 6:00pm in Silverada Manor’s Community Room, 1400 Silverada Blvd., Reno,
NV 89512.

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