Reno housing officials elated for potential new homeless shelter location

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Last week, the Reno city manager announced that Reno housing officials have been talking to state housing officials about building a new homeless shelter on state-owned land.

It's a 6-acre lot located directly next to the Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services, or NNAMHS, campus.

Reno housing and neighborhood development manager, Elaine Wiseman, said this is an ideal location for a new shelter because it's large, on the bus line, and located next to crucial services.

Those services are on the NNAMHS campus and include: Washoe Community Mental Health Center, Outpatient Pharmacy, Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT), Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program, Medication Clinic, Service Coordination, Mental Health Court, Residential Programs, and Mobile Outreach Services Team (MOST), and a transitional housing service center.

The state, Washoe County, Reno and Sparks have partnered up to try to push this project through.

It is still in the conceptual phases, however.

There are many unanswered questions that they have to answer before they can move forward with the site.

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