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Land given to the Community Housing Land Trust LLC is used to provide affordable and workforce housing for Northern Nevada communities.

City Cottage

First Single Family Home sold through a Housing Land Trust in Nevada

City Cottage

City Cottage is the first single-family home sold by the Community Housing Land Trust and the first home offered through a land trust in Nevada. Through this program, the land trust owns the land, and the homeowner is purchasing the house and will lease the land and pay a small monthly ground lease. By taking the price of the land out of the equation, the home will remain affordable. Income qualifications apply, and the homeowner must agree to restrictions upon resale.

Much Gratitude is extended to the community partners who contributed their time and skill to enhance our community, open doors to homeownership in Northern Nevada, and complete the sale.

  • Kyle Isacksen and Katy Chandler
  • Caliber Home Loans
  • Stewart Title Company
  • Paul Bruk, MAI
  • Craig King, Community Foundation Trustee
  • Thomas J. Hall, Community Foundation Trustee Emeritus

This single-family 2 bedroom 1 bath + loft home has more than 1,120 square feet in an open concept. The .38 acre corner lot on septic includes a fenced yard and a large organic garden. The property includes solar panels on the roof, and a mini-split AC/Heater which may generate net-zero energy.

The Village on Sage Street

The first property donated by the City of Reno to the Community Housing Land Trust is a four-acre parcel on Sage Street. Through a collaboration with the City of Reno, the Volunteers of America, and the Community Foundation, The Village on Sage Street was built in 2019 for people earning less than 60% of AMI. This one-of-a-kind community of 216 single occupancy dorm units is a comfortable, secure environment at a rent that is affordable for those working full time and making minimum wage.

Community Housing Land Trust Advisory Group

Steve AichrothEdward EstiponaBea KeenanBob LissnerMichael SchnabelDian Vanderwell
Gary ArthurHarvey FennellCraig KingBuzz LynnGeorge Summerhill 
David DahlTom HallJulia KingstonKevin MelcherTim Sweeney 
Village on Sage

Golden Valley Homes

The City of Reno donated 2.5 acres of land in Golden Valley near West Golden Valley Road and Yorkshire Drive to the Community Housing Land Trust in October 2020 to develop single-family homes for ownership for buyers making less than 80% of AMI. As with all Community Housing Land Trust home sales, the buyers will own the home and lease the land from the Community Housing Land Trust. The price of the homes will be below the market rate. 

The Latest Housing News

Resident Views about Life at Village on Sage Street

August 07, 2020

Image Damian Knox “About almost a year ago I found myself homeless, I got evicted from my apartment. I was on the streets for...

Village on Sage Street Reaches 100% Occupancy

August 07, 2020

Thanks to fundholders and donors the Village on Sage Street is home this winter to 216 people, many of who were homeless or on the verge of homelessness. A stable and secure home is life-changing. Even better, the Village on Sage Street is a warm and welcoming community.

Village on Sage Street Opening Mid-July 2019

June 21, 2019

You may have seen the Village on Sage Street in the news this week.  Reporters were happy to be able to tour...

How to Apply for Village on Sage Street Residency

May 22, 2019

What does it take to get into Village on Sage Street?  We are planning that the Village will be ready for occupancy...

Making Progress at Village on Sage Despite Mud and Snow

March 01, 2019

Neither mud nor snow nor sleet shall keep the dedicated professionals working on the Village on Sage Street from their appointed tasks. ...

Village on Sage Street Construction Timeline Update

January 15, 2019

January 14, 2019 Chris Askin, President, and CEO The partners building the Village on Sage Street hoped that the workforce housing project would be...

Family's Gift Supports Workforce Housing

December 27, 2018

The Gorelick Family's Donor Advised Fund Opens Doors Allison Gorelick sought out the Community Foundation as she and a fellow real estate developer...

Village on Sage Street Rental Application List Open

September 25, 2018

The Village on Sage is a dorm-style community for 200 people living on low-incomes, being built by a partnership with private donors,...

Village on Sage Street Progress Update

September 21, 2018

As my last update about the Village on Sage Street was posted on July 28, I am excited to report our progress. The...

Construction Begins on Dorm-Style Affordable Housing in Reno

August 29, 2018

KRNV News Channel 4 story on Sage Street Village construction on the evening news August 28, 2019.

Village on Sage Street Construction Timeline and Photos

July 27, 2018

The Community Housing Land Trust's first project, The Village on Sage Street is proceeding rapidly. Delivery of the first load of modules is...

Dorms on Sage Street - Bridge Housing Option for Low Income Workers

July 06, 2018

A piece of our region's affordable housing and homeless puzzle. As summer hits its peak, meetings are occurring daily throughout Reno to advance,...

The Dorms on Sage Street - Envision the Realty

May 18, 2018

What does the term Dorms mean to you? Maybe you think of a series of rooms filled with bunk beds, or a...

Community Foundation Housing Land Trusts Explores Affordable Dorm Project

April 27, 2018

The Reno City Council recommended an agreement with the Community Foundation Housing Land Trust to create affordable housing on 250 Sage Street....

Community Housing Land Trust Established

April 20, 2018

We established the Community Housing Land Trust, LLC on April 4, and are now exploring an affordable dorm project, but the story...

Photos from the Community Conversation on Workforce Housing

April 20, 2017

The Reno High School Auditorium was buzzing with ideas the afternoon of April 13, 2017 from a diverse audience who were concerned about...

I am really excited about the plans for future affordable housing.  I truly believe that the work of the Community Foundation of Western Nevada is a best practice for community foundations across the country.  

- Nancy Hamilton, VP/Community Development Officer, Nevada Wells Fargo