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Low-Income Dorms Set To Open on Sage Street


The Village on Sage Street is set to open in July. Image: Bob Conrad.

The Village on Sage Street is set to open in July. More than 200 single-occupancy units are available to prospective renters who make between $1,330 and $2,680 per month.

That puts the rent at 30% of income or less, and the $400/month includes utilities. There’s a waiting list, but applications are still being accepted.

The Volunteers of America operate the facility. It required substantial investment including volunteer and at-cost work by numerous individuals and companies. More than 36 people helped to donate $2 million to make the project happen. Additional funding, however, is needed.

“The Village on Sage Street… is intended to mitigate homelessness in Northern Nevada, and will serve low-income community members,” said Margaret Stewart of the Community Foundation of Western Nevada.

The property features the private rooms, shared bathrooms, a recreational building, and a dining hall.

“Our goal for the Village on Sage is that this bridge housing is a hand up, not a handout or a profit maker,” said Chris Askin of the Community Foundation. “A person earning $9 an hour will be able to afford the $400 monthly rent and achieve savings goals. Any single adult without a criminal history and with an income of approximately $1,333to $2,650 per month will meet the income qualifications for residency.”

Residents will be offered financial counseling, and while rent is month-to-month, there is no time limit on the length of residency.


To apply to be a resident, visit:


Bob Conrad
Bob Conradhttp://thisisreno.com
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.