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Demand for Housing is a crisis. Rents have risen more than 50%; pushing low-income and elderly residents out. Homelessness is rapidly increasing.

The community of Reno has a rare opportunity to acquire 200 modular dorm-style housing units at a fraction of their original price to provide more housing for low-income earners.  $2.4 Million more is needed to finish the project.  Pitch In! Here is your chance to do something big for Reno.  Every contribution counts and will help a hard-working person have a home by the holidays.

Questions? Village on Sage Street FAQ

Updated presentation for Village on Sage Street

Join the public/private/social partnership that is working to buy and move the modular dorm units to Reno where they will be installed in a comfortable, secure manner and the run by Volunteers of America, an experienced nonprofit.

Interested in living in the Village on Sage Street?
Click here for the Volunteers of America waiting list.
Rent for a private dorm room will be $400 a month.

  • The City of Reno is donating 5 acres of land on Sage Street to the Community Foundation Housing Land Trust to be used exclusively for affordable housing.
    * The Village on Sage Street is a self-paid housing community and is not subsidized housing.
  • Volunteers of America will operate the housing project.
  • Private developers, contractors, businesses, EDAWN, Community Foundation donors, and generous community members are giving together to make this happen

The Village on Sage Street is composed of long, narrow, modular structures like those used by FEMA, mining and construction projects. Dorm structures hold 40 private rooms with locking door, operable window, desk, bed, closet, and flat screen tv. There are shared bathrooms in each wing.

The entire site will be attractively fenced and landscaped and include a communal kitchen unit with individual workstations, community gathering room, laundry, gym, business services, meeting rooms, a fire pit, pet area and plenty of parking.

A Hand Up.  Our goal for the Village on Sage is that this bridge housing is a hand up, not a handout or a profit maker. A person earning $9 an hour will be able to afford the $400 monthly rent and achieve savings goals. Any single adult without a criminal history and with an income of approximately $1300 to $2,500 per month will meet the income qualifications for residency. All residents will be provided financial counseling.  There is no time limit on the length of residency.

Costs, maps, photos, and details can be found in the Village on Sage Street presentation.

You can give in a variety of ways. Contribute services, write a check to CHLT (Community Housing Land Trust), or donate online with a credit card through the button above.  Call Chris Askin 775-333-5499 to discuss charitable gift options for larger gifts.

We must raise $2.4 million to finish this comfortable secure bridge housing for 200 people in Reno!

Listen to a podcast on KUNR, our local NPR affiliate. Dorm-Style Housing Being Built for Reno’s Working Poor.