Housing Assistance
Douglas County Social Services (DCSS) is proud to offer housing assistance to Douglas County Residents as part of our mission to promote and encourage self-sufficiency.

Through grants from Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Emergency Food and Shelter Grant, and Nevada Housing Division, DCSS offers the following housing assistance:

Emergency Motel
DCSS has two programs designed to assist homeless residents with a temporary stay at a local motel. The purpose of this stay is to allow residents to save their weekly/monthly earnings. Clients would then use the money they would otherwise spend on rent and utilities towards obtaining their own permanent housing. Eligible clients may receive 30-90 days assistance.

Transitional Housing
Participants who successfully utilize our Emergency Motel program but who are in need of additional long term assistance may qualify for up to 24 months of rental assistance on their path to self-sufficiency.

Fair Federal Housing Law
It is illegal to discriminate against any person due to race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability:
  • In the sale or rental of housing or residential lots
  • In the advertising the sale or rental of housing
  • In the financing of housing
  • In the provision of real estate brokerage services
  • In the appraisal of housing
  • Blockbusting

programs are available to established Douglas County residents only. Availability of program services will depend on eligibility and current funding.

For more information on individualized services, please call 775-782-9825 to make an appointment.

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