$17M in CARES Act money to go towards building homeless shelter in Reno

Nearly $17 million in federal CARES Act money will go towards building a homeless shelter to use during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the agreement involves federal allotments from Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County to build the so-called “super shelter” on 10 acres of land on the southwest side of the Spaghetti Bowl. Reno will spend about 20 percent of its share in COVID-19 funds to make it happen. The project saw unanimous approval in council Wednesday. All federal CARES Act money must be spent before the end of the year or it has to be returned to the federal government.