RENO, Nev. (Mynews4.com & KRNV)- Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services is checking up on a set of homes located in a Panther Valley neighborhood. The homes are called Supported Living Arrangements by the Nevada State Health Division. They are similar to Group Homes and used by persons with disabilities, but Supported Living Arrangements are state funded. They are used to allow people with disabilities the chance to live in a community and function as independently as possible.
The city of Reno started investigating the homes in Panther Valley this week after homeowner complaints resurfaced. According to the city, they received a complaint back in October 2012.
A homeowner who wanted to remain anonymous, says he's afraid to let his kids play in the front yard because he is concerned about his neighbors might do. There are currently two homes in his neighborhood being run by Project Uplift, an independent service provider. The homeowner says whoever is responsible for making sure the house is run appropriately is not doing their job.
Code Enforcement officials with the city of Reno say they are meeting with Reno Fire Department and Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services next week to get the details straightened out. It's not enough however for the distraught homeowner. "I was here a year before they started up and when they moved in that was the nail in the coffin for me."