Raymond Gonzales, Director
(775) 785-1300 ext. 4391
Email: rgonzales@rsic.org
Rainbow over Hungry Valley 10-29-2007
Housing Dept. Address:
9055 Eagle Canyon Drive
Sparks, Nevada 89441

Hungry Valley Office Phone:
(775) 785-1300
Hungry Valley Fax: (775) 424-6004

Reno Office Phone: 775-322-4105 
Reno Fax: (775)-322-1994

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Genny Wilson  Administrative Assistant  (775)-785-1300 ext. 4387
Ramona Darrough Tenant Relations Officer (775)-785-1300 ext. 4389
Cell: (775)-771-4861
Martin Clayton Accountant (775)-785-1300 ext. 4390
Cell: (775)-527-9233
Tim McCauley Housing Construction Planner (775)-785-1300 ext. 4386
Cell: (775)-221-1576
Juliana (Julie) Gravelle Resident Services Officer (775)-785-1300 ext. 4388
Cell: (775)-560-7734
Vacant  Lead Maintenance Worker II ——————————-
Vacant Maintenance Worker ——————————-
Toby Stump HV Maintenance Worker (775)-785-1300 ext. 4344
Cell: (775)-622-5474
Rolen Cypher  HV Maintenance Worker  (775)-785-1300 ext. 4344
Cell: (775)-722-5465
Kenneth Lange Reno Maintenance Worker (775)-842-0383

Housing Application

The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Housing Department was formed to improve the quality of Colony Housinglife for residents of the Colony by assisting tribal members to obtain and maintain a comfortable, safe and sanitary home.

The Housing Department has a 12-person staff plus a seven member Housing Advisory Board appointed by Tribal Council which provides general oversight and community involvement in Housing Department activities.

With more than 1,300 tribal members, the Housing Department supports the maintenance of 320 households, 165 on the Colony and 155 in Hungry Valley.

The department’s operations are funded by an annual Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with some additional funding from the RSIC General Fund.

There are three options for housing on the RSIC.

First, the Colony includes 78 rental homes which were built with HUD assistance under the 1937 Housing Act. The rent does not exceed 30 percent of the family’s income.

A second option is a lease-to-purchase-home. Homebuyers make monthly payments and ultimately acquire ownership of their home when the contract is paid off. Currently, the Housing Department assists with 108 lease-to-purchase-homes.

Finally, for paid-off homes, the Housing Department provides advice and technical assistance on home maintenance and repair issues when requested even though the Department does not have management responsibilities for these homes or homes that were originally built by tribal members without HUD assistance.

In addition, senior citizens and disabled residents are also provided special assistance for home repairs as funding is available.