Affordable Housing in Northern Nevada
Northern Nevada Community Housing Resource Board (NNCHRB) is a nonprofit 501c(3), established in 1989. In the beginning NNCHRB provided Fair Housing Training seminars to the Real Estate community. In 1994, in response to a request by the City of Reno, NNCHRB became a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO), which allowed it to develop, own, and manage affordable housing units.
NNCHRB also is available as a Property Management company to any nonprofit company in the Washoe County, Nevada area. Services can be as restricted as file certification for a Tax Credit property, to a full Property Management contract that includes maintenance and bookkeeping services. Management is experienced in HOME, AHP, and Tax Credit funded properties.
As a development and property management company, NNCHRB is always interested in the possibility of partnering with others to purchase, renovate, build, and manage properties that will increase Washoe County’s affordable housing stock.
Hillside Meadows Apartments
Northern Nevada Community Housing (NNCH) is proud to present the newest project, Hillside Meadows Apartments, a newly constructed property that broke ground in May 2016 with a scheduled completion in early 2017. This brand new complex features 28 two-bedroom units and 16 one-bedroom units, for a total of 44 units.
The 28 two-bedroom units are each designed at 885 square feet and include an efficient and accessible kitchen with EnergyStar appliances, fully accessible bath, ample closet space, spacious bedrooms, private patio/balcony, enclosed exterior storage area, energy efficient heating and cooling, ceiling fans in all bedrooms, free internet and pre-wired for cable in living and bedroom areas. The 16 one-bedroom units offer similar features in an efficient 690 square foot layout.
A place for Veterans
All units at Hillside Meadows will carry a Veteran preference and NNCHRB will continue their successful partnership with Veterans Resource Center of American to ensure that Veteran households and Veterans with special needs are immediately referred to Hillside Meadows for their housing needs. Veterans Resource Center of America is a community based veteran service agency with a 40 year history of providing veteran programs. They strive to engage veterans and their families in a process of healing and growth that celebrates their individuality, identifies all barriers to success, mitigates those barriers, and challenges each participant to live to their utmost potential.
All tenants, regardless of their Veteran or Special Needs status will have access to social opportunities and tenant services organized by Hillside Meadows staff. NNCHRB will expand services currently offered at other properties and will schedule Financial Literacy and Budgeting workshops through a partnership Wells Fargo Finance in the Community Room. The property will also have a Food Pantry and Hygiene Center for all residents of the project.
A community within a community
The site will feature a Community Building that houses a resident gathering area, warming kitchen, library, and exercise room as well as computer, business and media centers. Management, maintenance and owner offices will also be located in the Hillside Meadows Community Building. Residents will have the use of 49 parking spaces with 24-hour gated and secured access, security camera coverage and ample exterior lighting. The building has been designed to include a solar panel array that will offset at least 10% of the total property electric consumption.
All 44 units will be offered to individuals and families earning less than 40% of Area Median Income. Additional low rent targeting will set aside 3 one-bedroom units to household incomes at or below 30% AMI. A total of nine units will be identified as Special Needs units and will be marketed through Special Needs Partners seeking permanent housing for clients in their care. Hillside Meadows will offer rent reductions over and above required affordability levels to Special Needs Partners and clients to help ensure tenant success and maximize partner resources.
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