Steamboat by Vintage is finally opening after breaking ground a little over a year ago. City officials are hoping this new housing development will provide some relief, to working families struggling to keep up with rising rent costs.
Steamboat by Vintage is finally opening after breaking ground a little over a year ago.
City officials are hoping this new housing development will provide some relief to working families struggling to keep up with rising rent costs.
The complex is just off of Virginia Street near the Summit Mall... Past the roundabout at Geiger Grade and Veterans Parkway.
Rents top out at a little over $1,100 a month for a three bedroom, and they go down from there.
To qualify tenants need to make at or below 60 percent of the median income for the area.
Residents will have access to a large range of amenities once the property is done being built.
"We have a 24 hour fitness center, a playground, a walking trail throughout the property, a basketball court. So really amenities spread throughout the property," says Jim Zaccheo one of the property developers.
He says they plan to have a new building up and running each month, and residents have already started to move in.
"A lot of these families have been living two to three families to an apartment, and now they can afford something of their own. We had a lady come in the other day with tears in her eyes, saying this is the nicest place she has ever lived," says Zaccheo.
City officials say they know affordable housing in Reno is a problem. They want to hear from individuals that face this struggle every month when rent is due.
"We also just set up a tenants rights ward at the City of Reno. We're all making appointments to that ward and that's a place where people can go and come and discuss challenges that they are having," says Vice Mayor Naomi Duerr.
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