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*photo above: Oscar Delgado leads a tour of dorm building during the August 20, Grand Opening.

The Village on Sage Street opened this summer and the occupancy has been steady. As of October 22nd, 85 people have moved in.

Residents include youth from the Eddy House, individuals from Crossroads, students at UNR, and people of all ages.  We estimate that 13% of residents are veterans.  The vast majority are in our local workforce.  Community life is in full swing and the food store is open daily.  AGC is helping by volunteering to build a gazebo, which will be the final capital improvement.  Financial classes are being held and study groups are seen in the dining hall.

The Village on Sage Street is an award-winning housing community in Reno.

At the 8th Annual EDAWN Existing Industry Awards, the Village on Sage Street was recognized with the President’s Award. Chris Askin joined on stage by Par Tolles, Allison Gorelick, Pat Cashell, Dan Carne, Community Foundation major donors and other partners to the project, accepted the award and thanked the many community members who contributed and companies who worked on the project.

The Community Foundation is honored to have been awarded the 2019 Outstanding Community Partner Award from the America Planners Association N. NV for leadership in developing the Village on Sage Street.

Residents express their gratitude for this living option that meets their budgets. I am clear that we have done a great thing for Reno and I hope it is an example for other cities.  We still have fundraising to do (of the $9.5m cost, $3.34 million remains to be raised).  The concept is working well and we are confident that contributions to finish paying off the bills can be secured.

As the temperatures drop and winter sets in this year, know that hundreds of people have found a warm, safe, and supportive place to live, thanks to our shared community vision, and solid execution of the concept.

Chris Askin, President, and CEO


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  • Suzanne Loible

    says on:
    February 3, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    I thought it was low income? Now this website is saying $13xx.xx to qualify.🙁 when I stopped by the office they said $12xx.xx so What is it? According to my calculations My social security is TOO LOW. Comes out to $7.43 an hour.I can’t get overtime. Also can’t do part time or lose my snap which pays my MEDICARE part C.
    Where do I go now? I’m tired. old. disabled & poor… There’s no hope. I feel like a “human pigeon” NOBODY WANTS YOU AROUND! And I’m not a student. Not a working individual! So why can’t I get a C.O.L.A. (cost of living adjustment that can make me feel like a human again)? I’m losing hope! And frankly I don’t feel I should have to live in a box… Any place in 🇺🇸 USA. not my choice it how the political conglomerate projects/ rejects me… I worked 30 years before I slipped & fell ending my Real (regular) life! Please tell me!

    • Margaret Stewart

      says on:
      February 10, 2020 at 9:28 am

      Hi Suzanne,

      Thank you for your question about the Village on Sage Street. We want to help you. We realize the income requirements might be confusing, so please call the Community Foundation at 775-333-5499 we do not answer your questions here.

      $1,320 is the minimum for gross monthly income. Volunteers of America, the operator of the Village, factors net income in their requirements. If someone earns $1,320 through employment, their take-home pay may only be around $1,200. Because benefits like Social Security or a VA pension are not normally taxed, Volunteers of America approve people who earn $1,200 through benefits because their income is similar to someone who is working and earning a gross monthly income of $1,320.

      As another option, we recently created an income waiver for certain seniors. If you are 50 or older and earn at least $783, you do not have to meet minimum income requirements ($1,320 gross or $1,200 net) as long as you are on a waitlist for another form of affordable housing. Here are a few places you might consider calling:

      • Sierra Manor – 775-331-4166
      • Carville Park Apartments – 775-825-0999
      • Juniper Village Apartments – 775-337-9155

      Please make sure you get written verification you are on their waitlist. Lastly, you can present the waitlist verification to Village on Sage Street staff and you will qualify to move-in.

      We realize this is a lot of information, so please call us 775-333-5499 if we can be of further assistance. Thank you.

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