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 is the number of people experiencing homelessness in our community as of the end of last month 

 June: 1,942

For more information view the Washoe County By-Name List here: Community Dashboard 

For available beds at the Nevada Cares Campus (emergency shelter for men and couples) and Our Place (emergency shelter for women and families), view the availability below:

Shelter Census Dashboard

For information about additional housing programs in our community visit here:

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


Street Homeless Outreach teams connect people experiencing homelessness with services, contact the teams based on jurisdiction


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 via email at: RegionalHomelessServices@washoecounty.gov or by phone at (775) 325-8210.

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 »