The Empowerment Center Develops New Marvel Way Complex

The Empowerment Center develops new 42-unit Marvel Way Complex in Reno

Marvel Way Apartment Complex, in south Reno, will provide 42 new affordable one- and two-bedroom apartments for individuals and families who are recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. Marvel Way will be the first such permanent dedicated recovery housing in Northern Nevada.  Applications are being accepted starting Monday, June 6th, 2022 and ending Friday, June 24th, 2022.  Rents for qualified individuals are projected to range from $469 to $876 for one-bedroom apartments and $563 to $1051 for two-bedroom apartments. Applications are available to download at or pick-up in person at 1555 Marvel Way, Reno, NV, 89502. Community income restrictions and preferences apply. See application packet for more detail.

Community amenities include laundry room, community room, free wifi, computer lab, gym and views of Mt. Rose. Outside amenities include a community garden, shuffleboard and cornhole, gated entry and carports. The new development is near Meadowood Mall including the TMCC Meadowood Center which offers numerous college credit courses as well as the EPIC Division which offers over 1,000 professional development and personal enrichment programs. An RTC bus stop is within walking distance.

Amongst the supportive services provided on-site will be 12 step meetings and a Service Coordinator. The on-site Service Coordinator will help residents find supportive services of all types including health and wellness screenings, food distribution, job skills, education and legal services.

This new supportive housing was developed by The Empowerment Center (TEC) with Community Development Partners. TEC received a gift from an anonymous donor that allowed for purchase of the land for the new development. The three acre site is large enough to accommodate more housing; a second phase with 44 additional units is in the planning stages.

TEC is a Reno-based non-profit that currently provides recovery-based transitional housing for women. Community Development Partners specializes in developing affordable and service enriched housing in the western United States. The apartment complex is professionally managed by FPI.