Carson City, Nev. – The Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA) has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a high performer for its Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program for the 16th year in a row.
NRHA provides rental assistance to low-income households, the disabled, elderly and veterans through the federally funded HCV Program (also known as Section 8). The program increases affordable housing choices for low-income households by allowing individuals and families choose privately owned rental housing.
The Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) is the system HUD uses to assess a housing authority’s performance in managing its rental assistance programs. PHAS uses a 100-point scoring system based on four categories: physical assessment, financial assessment, management assessment and capital fund program. Scores of 90 points or above result in a high performer designation. NRHA has achieved scores of 90 and above for the past 16 years.
“NRHA’s consistent high performance, year after year, points directly to our staff’s dedication to our mission,” Bill Brewer, NRHA executive director said. “The Rental Services department is equally committed to technical accuracy in managing our program as it is to being a warm, respectful and helpful resource to our fellow Nevadans in need.”
NRHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program covers all Nevada counties except for Washoe and Clark Counties, and the Authority is allocated 1,393 vouchers to distribute to qualifying households.
“The Nevada Rural Housing Authority has made it possible for my family to live with dignity despite my having very low income due to disability,” an NRHA rental assistance client said in January.
About the Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA)
Nevada Rural Housing Authority’s mission is to promote, provide and finance affordable housing opportunities for all rural Nevadans. NRHA does this through homeownership programs, rental services, community development initiatives and an exclusive Weatherization program. The Authority serves Nevada’s 15 rural counties and the rural portions of Clark and Washoe Counties – a coverage area of 110,000 square miles and home to more than 1.3 million Nevadans. For more information, visit www.nvrural.org.