July 18, 2018

Homeless Prevention Program

How to apply: The application must be completely filled out and ALL supporting documentation must be provided. You may email the application and supporting documentation to HomelessPrevention@renoha.org. You also have the option of mailing it or submitting it at 1004 Forest Street, Reno, NV 89509. You may also submit the application at the Reno Housing Authority main office at 1525 E. Ninth Street, Reno, NV 89512.

Application (PDF file)

Two Types of Assistance

(1) Emergency Assistance:

Eligible households facing an emergency situation that are threatened with eviction for non-payment of rent or due to a utility shut-offs may receive one-time assistance to pay the unpaid rent or utility bills to resolve the eviction or utility shut-off situation.

An emergency event is defined as a medical event, job loss, death in the family, accident, or other emergency that has affected a household member within the last 90 days, and whose associated costs exceed one month of rent at the household's current unit. The applicant must be able to provide an eviction notice or utility notice demonstrating the amount of rent or utilities that is due and the due date.

A one-time payment of no greater than $1,500 to pay unpaid rent or utility bills may be paid directly to the landlord or utility provider if the applicant is deemed eligible. The amount paid will be the lesser of $1,500, or the actual amount of unpaid rent or utility bills.

(2) Relocation Assistance:

The applicant must be able to demonstrate the rent in their current dwelling unit has increased by at least 10% compared to the rent 12 months prior to the increase. The notification of the increase must be dated within 180 days of the date of the applicant's application and must include the new rent level and the effective date of the increase.

Eligible households may receive assistance comprised of the security deposit payment for a new dwelling unit, plus a flat payment for moving expenses based on family size, as determined by the chart below, in order to help the applicant move into an affordable housing situation.

# of Individuals Moving Expenses Max Security Desposit Max Assistances
1 $ 200.00 $ 800.00 $ 1,000.00
2 $ 300.00 $ 1,000.00 $ 1,300.00
3 $ 400.00 $ 1,200.00 $ 1,600.00
4 $ 500.00 $ 1,300.00 $ 1,800.00
5+ $ 600.00 $ 1,400.00 $ 2,000.00

The applicant must also provide a copy of their current lease agreement or other appropriate documentation that shows the rent level prior to the increase.

General Criteria for All HPP Assistance