This 44-unit project for the Reno Housing Authority is filling a big need for new affordable housing. This project is directed at seniors by offering them supportive services so they can “age in place” with stable rent. The facility includes a mix of one- and two-bedroom units. Twelve of the new units will be set aside for formerly homeless seniors or seniors coming out of long-term motels.
A part-time Resident Service Coordinator will help coordinate both onsite and offsite supportive services as well as social activities. Indoor amenities include a multi-purpose room with warming kitchen, library/lounge, computer lab, and game room, while outdoor amenities include a BBQ area, horseshoe pit and raised beds for resident gardening. The property is an Energy Star rated development with numerous energy saving appliances in use and photovoltaics providing about 10% of the electricity for the development.
Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits were provided through the Nevada Housing Division competitive process while City of Reno provided a low-interest deferred loan through the HOME Investment Partnerships Program of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Q&D is the CMAR for the project. The team provided preconstruction services to help keep the project within budget during the planning stages, bid the project competitively to subcontractors and is also the builder.