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The award-winning Village on Sage Street is open and 100% occupied.

216 low-income earning residents of Reno call the Village on Sage St. home.

Rent for a private dorm room is $400 a month. Details at Volunteers of America

In 2018 the Community Foundation was approached by private developers Par Tolles and Allison Gorelick with a rare opportunity to acquire a former man camp in Wyoming to create modular dorm-style housing units at a fraction of their original price to turn into a dorm-style community that would rent for $400 a month.

Through a unique partnership with the City of Reno (which donated 4 acres of land in downtown Reno), builders, and the Volunteers of America led by the Community Foundation, the Village on Sage was built and opened in August 2019 at 300 Sage Street, Reno, Nevada

Village on Sage Street is bridge housing that is a hand-up, not a handout or a profit maker. A person earning $9 an hour is able to afford the $400 monthly rent and achieve savings goals. Any single adult who passes a background check and has an income of approximately $1,320 to $3,270 per month will meet the income qualifications for residency. While we expect the Village on Sage Street is a bridge housing for most lodgers, there is no time limit on the length of residency.


Contact Eaton Dunkelberger, President & CEO

Questions? Contact Eaton to learn more about the Village on Sage.

Call 775-333-5499

Life in Village on Sage Street

Damian Knox, Village on Sage resident

Damian Knox


Clyde Goodson, Village on Sage resident

Clyde Goodson


Lewis Clute, Village on Sage resident

Lewis Clute


Sharon Weigle, Village on Sage resident

Sharon Weigle


It Takes a Community to Build this Village.

Thank you, Donors!