September 28, 2016

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.

The Washoe Affordable Housing Corporation (WAHC) will conduct a public meeting:

Meeting Date: CANCELED
Time: Approximately 12:05 p.m.
Place: Authority Board Room, 1525 E. Ninth Street, Reno, NV 89512

Below is an agenda of all items scheduled to be considered. At the discretion of the chairperson or the Board, items on the agenda may be taken out of the order; the Board may combine two or more agenda items for consideration; and the Board may remove an item from the agenda or delay discussion relating to an item on the agenda at any time.

  1. Call to order and roll call.

  2. Public Comment. Public comment, if any, must be limited to any item on the Agenda which is listed as an item for action by the Board. Comment from the public is limited to three minutes per person, under these items.

  3. Approval of agenda. (For Possible Action)
  4. Consider recognition of Affidavit of Posting Notices and approval of minutes of the special meeting held September 16, 2016. (For Possible Action)

  5. Consider adoption of Resolution 16-09-01 WA authorizing revisions to the WAHC Personnel Policy Manual. (For Possible Action)

  6. Public Comment. The opportunity for public comment is reserved for any matter within the jurisdiction of the Board. No action on such an item may be taken by the Board unless and until the matter has been noticed as an action item. Comment from the public is limited to three minutes per person.

  7. Adjournment. (For Possible Action)

Reasonable efforts will be made to assist and accommodate members of the public who are disabled and wish to attend these meetings. This meeting room is accessible to the disabled. If requested by Friday before the meeting, a sign language interpreter for the hearing impaired may be made available (phone 329-3630, ext. 214). The RHA TTY/TDD/voice phone line is (775) 331-5138.

This agenda has been posted at Reno City Hall meeting notice board, One East First Street – Sparks City Hall meeting notice board, 431 Prater Way – Washoe Affordable Housing Corporation, 1004 Forest Street – Washoe County Administrative Building meeting notice board, 1001 E. 9th St. - Housing Authority of the City of Reno Administrative Office, 1525 East Ninth Street and further in compliance with NRS 241.020, this agenda has been posted on the official website for the Housing Authority of the City of Reno and the State of Nevada Public Notification website

According to the provisions of NRS 241.020(5), a copy of supporting (not privileged and confidential) material provided to Board members may be obtained upon request made to: Housing Authority of the City of Reno, 1525 East Ninth Street, Reno, Nevada, 89512, or by calling (775) 329-3630.