Repairing homes, revitalizing communities, rebuilding lives.
Safe homes and communities for everyone.
The need in Northern Nevada
There are 10 counties served by Rebuilding Together Northern Nevada. While these communities are almost universally seeing growth, wages have not kept pace with cost of living increases. Over 25% of jobs in Nevada are low-wage jobs where the median annual pay is below the poverty threshold for a family of four. Furthermore, the current minimum wage is $9.00, estimated to be 3x less than what’s considering a living wage in the area.
The Reno Sparks area, Carson City, and Fernley are experiencing a housing crisis.
- 30% of homeowners in the Reno-Sparks area are cost-burdened — they spend more than 30% of their income on housing costs
- 10% are housing insecure — they spend more than 50 percent of their income on housing costs
These households are particularly vulnerable to poor housing conditions and housing displacement. It is critically important that homeowners with lower incomes be provided with resources to maintain and stay in their homes.
Nevada’s senior population is growing, and it has unique housing needs. Seniors interested in aging-in-place may need physical modifications to their homes. In the RTNNV region, the percentage of residents aged 65 and older ranges from 10.50% to 29.8%.
Veterans at risk
Approximately 42,770 Nevada veterans live in homes with one or more major problems of quality, crowding, or cost. Aﬀordability is the greatest housing problem among veterans.
For most of the RTNNV region, more than half of the homes are older than 35 years. Low- and moderate-income homeowners who live in these older homes that need repairs will certainly benefit from the assistance that RTNNV can provide.