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Carson City Human Services is a community action agency providing a variety of services to the Carson City Community. The Human Services Division is responsible for ensuring that Carson City meets its health, welfare, and community responsibilities as set forth in the Nevada Revised Statutes and city ordinances. The primary mandates are to provide services to the City’s indigent residents, and as a community action agency assist them in becoming self-sufficient.

Carson City Human Services strive to give residents the tools needed to thrive. Case managers assist with goal planning, completing applications, coordinating services with other resources, workforce support, and financial competency opportunities.

The mission of the Carson City Human Services Division is to provide progressive leadership to enhance the well-being of individuals and families across the lifespan.  The Tripartite Advisory Board helps fulfill this mission through its role in assessing local needs and working to address the causes of poverty.

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Human Services also invites services to use office space to meet with residents such as:
Access to Healthcare Network – Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Program
Financial Guidance Center for financial counseling
Public Health Foundation for assisting persons applying for Medicaid
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

County Indigent Programs

Carson City Human Services determines eligibility for services provided to Carson City indigent residents as set forth in Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 428. Often this is one time assistance and applicant must meet county income guidelines. Carson City is a payer of last resort and will determine any other resources are exhausted prior to issuing an approval. Services may include financial assistance for: One time rent One time utility Emergency Prescription Long-Term Care Burial/Cremation Counseling related to a sexual assault


Housing Program

Through grants from Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Nevada Housing Division, Carson City Human Services offers the following housing programs:

Nevada Housing/Welfare Set-Aside can give one time assistance to a low income household that will be able to sustain the household after the assistance is granted.

Shelter Plus Care can provide permanent housing to chronically homeless persons with disabling conditions.   Using the centralized intake process and Housing First model, housing is a priority and once obtained the case manager will assist the participant with applying for wrap around services.

Low Income Housing Trust Fund is designed to rehouse homeless individuals and families while the Emergency Solutions Grant provides case management support to assist the family with a case plan, setting goals, and taking steps toward self-sufficiency. Housing programs are based on funding availability.

Carson City Human Services has partnered with Nevada State Bank (NSB) to offer residents a Financial Literacy Program. Through a series of eight workshops, NSB volunteers provide participants with information on credit and credit reports, rebuilding credit, banking options, protecting identity, and basic budgeting practices. Public is welcome to attend workshops are held on the first and third Mondays each month from 5:15 to 6:15 pm and on the first Fridays each month at 10:00 am at Carson City Health and Human Services.

Referrals and Resources

CCHHS General Assistance Application

CCHHS Indigent Burial Assistance Application

Carson City Human Services 2017 Annual Report

Energy Assistance Program

Financial Guidance Center

Friends in Service Helping (FISH)

NeedyMeds – Medication Assistance Program

Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS)

Salvation Army

Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and disability.

For more information, contact the Human Services Division at (775) 887-2110.