The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced this week that it has issued 15 vouchers for homeless veterans in the Reno area.
“This is great news for Reno and our area,” said Reno Housing Authority Executive Director Amy Jones. “We constantly push for more federal money for affordable housing. This is recognition from both the V.A. and H.U.D. that our needs are real, and it helps some of the most deserving and needy members of our community.”
Those vouchers pay rent for qualifying veterans and give them access to case management and services.
The Reno Housing Authority and V.A. oversee more than 300 such vouchers in the area.
About 2,500 families in our area utilize similar Housing Choice Vouchers to live in Reno, Sparks and Washoe County, said Housing Authority spokesman Brent Boynton. At any given time, about 250 of those families are looking for apartments with reasonable rents and landlords willing to accept vouchers.