Reno Housing Authority

1525 E 9th Street
Reno, Washoe County, Nevada 89512
(775) 329-3630

Reno Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Reno, Nevada that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Moving to Work programs.

Reno Housing Authority serves Washoe County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Washoe County, Nevada Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Project-Based Voucher Closed
Family Public Housing Closed
Senior Public Housing Closed
Stead Manor Closed

Other Reno Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Washoe County, Nevada Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Reno Housing Authority (RHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one month in December, 2018; and before that for two weeks in May, 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

For more information, visit the RHA Section 8 page here.

Last Updated on 01/24/2019.

Closed: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Reno Housing Authority (RHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently closed. The 3-Bedroom waiting list was last opened in December, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

For more information, visit the RHA website here.

Last Updated on 01/15/2019.

Closed: Family Public Housing Waiting List

The Reno Housing Authority (RHA) Family Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. The 1-4 Bedroom waiting list was last opened in October, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

For more information, visit the RHA Public Housing page here.

Last Updated on 01/15/2019.

Closed: Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The Reno Housing Authority (RHA) Senior Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one month in December, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

For more information, visit the RHA Public Housing page here.

 

Last Updated on 01/24/2019.

Closed: Stead Manor Waiting List

The Reno Housing Authority (RHA) Stead Manor waiting list is currently closed. The 2-3 Bedroom waiting list was last open from October until December, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

For more information, visit the RHA website here.

Last Updated on 01/24/2019.

About Reno Housing Authority

More information about Reno Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.renoha.org/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/16/2019, it is not known if Reno Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Reno Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Reno Housing Authority manages 2,421 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Tenant Protection Moving To Work Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 34 2,104 22 252
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $179 $503 $1,025 $484
Monthly Cost $6,091 $1,058,035 $22,544 $121,967

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Reno Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 2% having issued approximately 1,194 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 40 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of -1 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $13,075 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 19% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 73% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 37% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 35% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

34% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 29% of households with children have a female head of household. 69% of all households were headed by a female.

34% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 14% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Reno Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 30% include at least one person with a disability. 47% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 64% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

61% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 23% with 2 bedrooms and 15% with 3 or more bedrooms. 13% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Reno Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $328 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $570. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $89.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


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