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VIDEO: Village on Sage Street Accepting Applications for Dorm-Style Affordable Housing


A Sage Street Village dorm-style unit. Image: Bob Conrad.

Community leaders gathered today to formally announce that the The Village on Sage Street will open in the next few months.

More than 200 affordable, dorm-style units are anticipated to be open by Thanksgiving, project leaders said today.

The $8.3 million project was hatched in April and has quickly become a reality. About a hundred people gathered at the site at 250 Sage Street to celebrate the project.

Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve and Councilman Oscar Delgado at today’s press conference. Image: Bob Conrad.

According to the Volunteers of America: “The Village is primarily designed to serve working people earning minimum wage, or those with other income sources such as social security or disability, as a low-income housing option. The Village will provide a foundation and stability for its residents and contribute to the overall well being of the entire community.”

The Village is designed for working individuals with an income of less than $3,000 per month. The Community Foundation of Western Nevada is seeking donations to complete the project: https://nevadafund.org/causes/village-sage-street/.

The VOA, which will operate the property, is accepting applications for the $400 per month units: https://www.voa-ncnn.org/sagestreet

Watch a video below of today’s press conference.

Information from the VOA

  • The project is a collaborative effort between City of Reno, Community Foundation of Northern Nevada, and Volunteers of America Northern Calif. & Northern Nev.
  • The community is comprised of several pre-fabricated modular buildings with adjacent onsite parking.
  • The 200 individual private single occupancy units which include a built-in bed, closet, desk, and flat screen television.
  • Residents utilize shared bathroom facilities and have access to a communal kitchen.
  • The Village also has onsite laundry, meeting and recreation spaces, is WI-fi compatible, and provides an outdoor gathering area.


  • Must be an individual at least 18 years old
  • Have income of at least $1,300 per month and not more than $3,000 per month

Bob Conrad
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Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. He is also a part time instructor at UNR and sits on the boards of the Nevada Press Association and Nevada Open Government Coalition.