The Washoe County HOME Consortium (WCHC) is comprised of the City of Reno, the City of Sparks, and Washoe County. The WCHC makes loans available for the development of affordable housing units. Its primary goal is to assist lower income families and individuals, including homeless and special needs groups, to obtain affordable housing. The WCHC also allocates funds to housing assistance programs, including down payment assistance to first time homebuyers, monthly rental assistance, rental and utility deposit assistance, and homeowner rehabilitation assistance. The directors of the WCHC are the city managers of Reno and Sparks and the manager of Washoe County.
Technical Review Committee
The WCHC Technical Review Committee (TRC) reviews eligible projects for the Affordable Housing Municipal Loan Program. The committee evaluates and reviews project applications, makes funding recommendations, and provides a forum for discussion on regional housing issues.