Housing and Homeless Services

Welcome to Washoe County Housing and Homeless Services

Our Mission: To lead the community to build a system that is capable of housing people experiencing homelessness, so that it’s rare, brief, and non-reoccurring. Click here to view the Washoe County Regional Homelessness Strategic Plan 

Washoe County Housing and Homeless Services was established on August 30, 2021, when the three entities in our community, City of Reno, City of Sparks, and Washoe County agreed to transfer the operation of the Nevada Cares Campus shelter and the Northern Nevada Continuum of Care (CoC) to Washoe County, effective September 1, 2021.

Below please find Washoe County shelter census dashboard and initiatives. 

Shelter Census Dashboard

For a list of additional community housing programs in the region that fall into the emergency shelter, temporary housing or permanent supportive housing as defined in our  community housing inventory, please click here 

Housing and Homeless Services Initiatives


Built for Zero is a national movement working to measurably end homelessness


The Nevada Cares Campus provides shelter to our region's most vulnerable residents


Our Place provides shelter to families and women who are experiencing homelessness


Continuum of Care (CoC) is organized to carry out the responsibilities prescribed in U.S. Department HUD for Washoe County


Homeless Outreach Proactive Engagement (HOPE) Team


Community Homelessness Advisory Board (CHAB) provides regional recommendations regarding homelessness


How to Help, Donations, Volunteers


If you are experiencing homelessness or know someone you may contact these organizations for help


Additional Information

If you are interested in additional information on Housing and Homeless Services, contact the team at:

(775) 325-8210 or RegionalHomelessServices@washoecounty.gov

Call 311 to find resources, ask questions, and utilize Washoe County services. Learn More »
Call 311 to find resources, ask questions, and utilize Washoe County services. Learn More »