Renter FAQ's

Browse answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below:

What happens to my assistance if I need to move?

If you wish to have your assistance transfer with you, you must meet these criteria:

  • Do not owe the Housing Authority money
  • Have fulfilled your lease terms
  • Are not in violation of your Family Obligations

With those obligations met, you may move and:

  • Transfer apartments under the same landlord, or
  • Move to another home within the Housing Authority jurisdiction, or
  • Port your voucher to another area that has a Housing Choice Voucher Program

Steps:

  1. Give a written 30-day notice to your landlord.
  2. Provide a copy of notice to this office prior to moving.
  3. Once this office receives your 30-day notice, you will be contacted for an appointment to be issued a Voucher and your caseworker will inform you which paperwork you need to bring.
  4. Payment standards and bedroom sizes will be given at the time of your appointment.

***NRHA will strictly enforce the subsidy standards when issuing a voucher. We will assign one (1) bedroom for each two (2) persons in the home****

Please note: DO NOT sign a lease unless the home is approved by the Housing Authority. It is also recommended that you not give a non-refundable deposit to a potential landlord until the home is approved.

How do I transfer or “port” my paperwork to another Housing Authority?

You may transfer your paperwork to another housing authority if you meet these criteria:

  • Do not owe the Housing Authority money
  • Have fulfilled your lease terms
  • Are not in violation of your Family Obligations

Steps:

  1. Give a written 30-day notice to your landlord.
  2. Provide a copy to this office.
  3. Submit a letter requesting to have your paperwork transferred.
  4. Provide the name of the housing authority along with the address, phone number, fax number, and the name of the portability contact person. (If you do not have it or cannot get this information, we may be able to help locate it for you.)
  5. Once we receive the letters, you will be contacted for an appointment to be issued a voucher to port.
  6. Once paperwork has been completed, your file will be given to the portability specialist in this office who will fax or mail your paperwork to the new housing authority.
  7. Once your paperwork has been sent, it is your responsibility to contact the receiving housing authority to set up an appointment with their office.

Where do I find more information on support services?

Help for Homeless Veterans – The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is committed to ending homelessness amongst Veterans.

F.I.S.H. – Friends in Service Helping is an organization that provides food, clothing, shelter and medical aid to the homeless and hungry within our community.

Ron Wood Family Resource Center – The Ron Wood Family Resource Center is committed to creating a lasting community-wide cooperative effort between the private sector and governmental agencies to promote healthy family relationships through education and support services in Carson City.

Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services – The Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services provides quality, timely, and temporary services enabling Nevada families, the disabled, and elderly to achieve their highest levels of self-sufficiency. Services include food aid, child care, and medical assistance.e.

Nevada State Health Division – The Nevada State Health Division works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Nevada.