NRHA grand opening for remodeled apartments |

NRHA grand opening for remodeled apartments

Christine Kuklica
Instead of the traditional ribbon cutting, NRHA decided to hold a balloon release to celebrate the newly renovated apartments at Indigo Village with individuals who had a helping hand in completing the project and residents.

The Nevada Rural Housing Authority celebrated on Thursday the grand opening of its newly renovated apartments at Indigo Village, formerly known as Sunridge Quarters Apartments, on Auction Road.

According to NRHA, the 48-unit affordable housing development was constructed in 1977 under the USDA-RD Section 515 program, and 45 of the 48 units received project-based rental assistance. The family development is open to households with incomes at or below 50 percent of area median income.

“When I walked onto this property and saw its condition I was very disappointed,” said Gary Longaker, executive director of NRHA. “I knew we needed to improve this property and so we did. It took us 11 months to complete it and it was worth it. It turned out great and I am very proud of this property now. I know the residents will really enjoy the new features and upgrades that were done.”

The $5 million-rehabilitation project accomplished the following goals, according to NRHA:

Modernized the apartments with new cabinets, countertops, painting, flooring, appliances, new patios/porches and unit storage.

Made the property more energy efficient and lowered future utility costs.

Increased site security.

Added new common space amenities including a multi-purpose room with kitchenette, computer lab/business center, library and supportive services office and new site amenities including play equipment, desert landscaping and raised garden beds.

Enhanced accessibility for the disabled.

“The world has changed since this property was built in 1977,” said Eddie Hult, NRHA director of Real Estate Operations. “We were able to take advantage of many of those improvements to create a nicer place for these Fallon families to live. They’ll also be able to save money every month through energy savings and other areas, making this a win-win all around.”