November 20, 2017

Our History

Seeking to improve contract administration of federally assisted properties with Section 8 assistance, HUD determined to withdraw from its direct administration around the country and turn this responsibility over to a Public Housing agency in each state. In 2000, RHA's proposal to carry out this program in Nevada was approved by HUD. Rather than administer the new contract directly, RHA is utilizing one of its nonprofit corporations for this purpose. Washoe Affordable Housing Corporation was designated as the contract administrator. A talented, professional staff conducts monitoring reviews of the assigned properties and carries out the various contract responsibilities.

Current Operations

Currently, 40 different rental properties with Section 8 Project Based Contract assistance in Battle Mountain, Caliente, Carson City, Elko, Fallon, Henderson, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Reno, and Yerington have been assigned to the Washoe Affordable Housing Corporation (WAHC) under this contract. Click here for a map (PDF).

Awards for Excellence

The San Francisco Multifamily Hub of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development has presented RHA and WAHC with several Awards for Excellence for "outstanding performance in administration of HUD's Section 8 Contract Administration Program in the State of Nevada." The most recent award was presented in 2008.