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Application period opens for new low-income senior housing

By ThisIsReno
Rendering courtesy of the Reno Housing Authority.

A new affordable housing complex for seniors began accepting resident applications this week to prepare for leasing, which is slated to start this summer. The Willie J. Wynn Apartments, on Sutro Street across from the Livestock Events Center, will have 44 units for low-income apartments for seniors 55 and over and are expected to be complete in late spring or early summer.

“With all the health concerns in our community right now, it’s exciting to be able to bring some good news,” said Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, a member of the RHA Board of Commissioners. “These are new apartments for our community. They’re beautiful, they’re convenient for services, and they’re dedicated to some of our most vulnerable community members, our seniors.”

Reno Housing Authority is accepting printed applications only. Potential residents qualify by age, income and criminal history. Eligible applicants must be at or below 50 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) for Washoe County. Applications and additional information are available online at RenoHA.org or by mail by calling (775) 391-5817. 

An application may be picked up in person in the outer foyer of the main RHA office at 1525 E. 9th Street, Reno, NV 89503; however, they are encouraging everyone to stay home. The main office is closed due to COVID-19 concerns, but questions can be answered by phone and email. Applications may be mailed to that address or left in the drop box at that location.

The energy efficient, accessible apartments are part of a complex that also features a library, fitness room and dog park. The RHA will staff the apartments part-time with an elderly services coordinator who will work with community partners to provide residents the services they need to age in place in comfort and dignity. 



Debbie gardiner April 14, 2020 - 7:17 am

I am 61 and i have been homless for almodt a year now can not fid a job and only be able to get social security starting in december i just need a place to live i have a 3 year old black lab that need a home to be able to st ay into the apartmentv and be able to gave a home for a while with my 3 yesr old black lab a home

Cheryl Haroutian April 9, 2020 - 2:24 pm

I am willing to move anywhere. I have stage 4 cancer in remission and had a heart attack Jan. 31st of 2020 with little finances. I have been here and there. I would be happy to have my own space to call mine. My credit is excellent. I would appreciate a response. Thank you

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