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Application period opens for new low-income senior housing

By ThisIsReno

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. 

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