El Centro Preserves a Piece of Reno History

Renovation work finished on El Centro

Northern Nevada Community Housing (NNCH) has recently finished renovation work on El Centro, which now has 26 units of veterans’ preference permanent supportive housing in downtown Reno.  All units are fully furnished studio apartments with all utilities included. Total number of units was reduced so as to slightly increase the size of the units and address accessibility issues. Funding for the renovation work included the National Housing Trust Fund.

El Centro started out in 1958 as a hotel, before conversion to permanent housing for the homeless in 1994. In addition to preserving the 1958 property for an additional 50 years, the former Joseph’s Inn reclaimed its original name of El Centro and period architectural detail was refreshed.

The site is only one mile from the Plaza at 4th Street where extensive on-site and nearby community services are provided for residents. These services are also available to residents of El Centro, and transportation to Plaza at 4th Street is available.

Amenities include an outdoor courtyard and patio, a laundry facility, onsite management office and library.

NNCH is a non-profit Community Housing Development Organization whose mission it is to develop, own and manage high-quality affordable housing coupled with supportive services. NNCH currently owns and manages seventeen affordable properties in Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Fernley.