Images by Eric Marks
Reno’s first tiny homes village opened last week. Hope Springs features 30 individual units, a community center, small dog park as well as restrooms, a kitchen and laundry facilities. The facility is considered bridge housing for those in need and will serve 30-60 people each year. More than just housing, the facility offers medical and behavioral health services to residents.
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 from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011, where he completed a dissertation on social media, journalism and crisis communications. In addition to managing This Is Reno, he holds a part-time appointment for the Mineral County University of Nevada Extension office.