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Community Development News
Temporary homeless overflow shelter now open
The City of Reno and Volunteers of America (VOA) of Northern Nevada have collaborated to open a temporary homeless overflow shelter in Reno to help those in need. The shelter opened yesterday and served 75 people.
The temporary overflow shelter will be available on a first-come, first-serve. Check-in will be at the Community Assistance Center (CAC), located at 335 Record Street, at 7 p.m. nightly.
The City of Reno’s overflow shelter flooded in February 2016 and subsequently had to be shut down. Since that time, the City of Reno and VOA have operated a temporary overflow shelter at the CAC. The new off-site temporary shelter will accommodate up to 100 people, a significant increase in capacity.
The City of Reno and Washoe County are working together to find a permanent overflow shelter, as part of the new Cooperative Agreement. This Cooperative Agreement for services related to the operation of the CAC between the City of Reno, Washoe County, and City of Sparks renews the commitment of all three jurisdictions to support the operations of the CAC. All three entities approved the agreement in respective meetings earlier this month.
The Agreement identifies the roles and responsibilities of each jurisdiction and commits the minimum funds per the new formula which was recently amended and approved by the Transitional Governing Board on April 29, 2016. The new funding formula increases funding for homeless services in our community by 48 percent, from just more than $2 million to $3,021,878. The City of Reno’s share is $736,982.