RHA Breaks Ground on New Affordable Housing Complex

RHA Breaks Ground on New Affordable Housing Complex

Dick Scott Manor designed for low-income military veterans

RENO, Nev. — The Reno Housing Authority broke ground today on Dick Scott Manor, providing 12 brand new units of permanent supportive housing for low-income, extremely-low income and/or homeless military veterans. This is the first RHA groundbreaking using money awarded to the organization through the Home Means Nevada Initiative, and the first since the opening of the Willie J. Wynn Apartments in 2020.

RHA will provide rental subsidies to residents through project-based Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers with case management provided by the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System. Other supportive services will also be provided by RHA.

Through projects like this, RHA continues to shape the future of affordable housing in Washoe County. 

“These units will provide safe, secure housing for years to come,” says RHA Executive Director Dr. Hilary Lopez. “It’s just one more way RHA works with community partners to advance affordable housing in the region.”

This project is named in honor of Dick Scott, a community leader who served on RHA’s board for many years and was devoted to providing safe, secure affordable housing to Nevadans. He died in late 2021. In his last letter to the RHA Board of Commissioners, Scott wrote, “I loved my work here. I loved the people. I loved our residents. It was an honor to serve as chair of this agency. It is wonderful to see the ongoing work, led by this Board, continue to make gains for those who are less fortunate.”

Aside from serving on RHA’s  board, Scott was elected as a Washoe County Commissioner and a Reno City Councilman, serving on the Washoe County Commission of the Arts board and chair of Reno-Sparks Convention and Tourism Authority, among others. Dick was consistently dedicated to finding new ways to give back to our community, and supporting RHA’s mission of providing affordable housing to those in need.

The building is expected to be completed in late 2024.

Since 1943 the Reno Housing Authority has provided affordable housing for qualifying residents of Washoe County. We accept zero local tax dollars to help ensure nearly 9,000 Nevadans have a safe, secure place to call home through Housing Choice Vouchers, public housing and affordable, below-market-rate properties.

Contact April Conway, APR  775.842.0753  aconway@renoha.org 

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