Applications for RHA’s 501 (c) (3) subsidiary agencies’ Boards of Directors now available.

Reno Housing Authority and BOBO’s Partner to Help Deserving Families

The season of giving is in full swing and Reno Housing Authority families are reaping the benefits. The RHA ski program is gearing up with help from Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program and BOBO’s Ski Board and Patio. The local shop has been around more than 50 years and for at least 30 of those, has donated ski and board gear to low-income youth supported by the Reno Housing Authority. Sky Tavern provides RHA 150 scholarships to get families on the mountain.

Nearly 150 kids and parents who live in public housing or receive housing assistance through RHA are able to learn to ski or snowboard this winter thanks in part to BOBO’s. Renting boards and skis, and all the clothing and safety gear, can be a large barrier for low-income families, but Bobo’s co-owner Mary Weneta said she and her staff are pleased to help.

“We’ve partnered with RHA for decades and love helping young people experience the joy of being outdoors and on the mountains,” Weneta said.

RHA Executive Director Dr. Hilary Lopez is excited to bring this opportunity to the organization’s families. “RHA’s partnership with BOBO’s allows us to provide our residents with important family experiences,” she said. “It fosters lifelong memories that our families will cherish for years to come.”

Through the RHA’s partnership with BOBO’s and the Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program, and many other outreach programs, low-income youth throughout Washoe County have lower barriers to family experiences.  

The Reno Housing Authority is proud to help ensure nearly 9,000 Nevadans have a safe, secure place to call home.

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Applications for RHA’s 501 (c) (3) subsidiary agencies’ Boards of Directors now available.

The Reno Housing Authority is starting two non-profit subsidiaries. One of the subsidiaries, Pathways to Prosperity, will provide growth and self-sufficiency opportunities for low-income Nevadans through participant-focused pathways, resources, and training that bolster participants’ quality of life and independence. The other subsidiary, Truckee Meadows Affordable Housing, will focus on developing high-quality affordable housing throughout Washoe County. Both non-profit organizations will complement the mission of RHA.

The Reno Housing Authority is currently recruiting a member of the public to serve on Pathways to Prosperity’s inaugural board of directors and a member of the public to serve on Truckee Meadows Affordable Housing’s initial board of directors. Applications are available below and the due date has been extended to 5pm local time on Friday, June 21, 2024. Upon review of the applications, if you would like more information, contact Colleen Beltran at cbeltran@renoha.org.

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