Housing and Homeless Services

Welcome to Washoe County Housing and Homeless Services

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 to Washoe County, effective September 1, 2021. As our team is in the middle of the Nevada Cares Campus transition and Housing and Homeless Services development, we are developing this webpage to be a resource.
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


How to Help, Donations, Volunteers


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


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


Housing and Rental Resources


Additional Information

If you are interested in additional information on Housing and Homeless Services, please contact Dana Searcy, Housing and Homeless Services Manager, Office of the County Manager (775) 328-2720 or dsearcy@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 »