Nevada Rural Housing Authority

3695 Desatoya Drive
Carson City, Nevada
(775) 887-1795

Open today from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Nevada Rural Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Carson City, Nevada that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance programs. As of March 22nd, 2019, Nevada Rural Housing Authority has 4 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Rural Nevada Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Carson City, Nevada Senior and Disabled Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Winnemucca, Nevada Senior and Disabled Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Carson City, Nevada Homeless Supportive Housing Project-Based Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Nevada Rural Housing Authority serves Churchill County, Douglas County, Elko County, Esmeralda County, Eureka County, Humboldt County, Lander County, Lincoln County, Lyon County, Mineral County, Nye County, Pershing County, Storey County and White Pine County but does not serve Clark County, Washoe County and Carson City.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Rural Nevada Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely
Carson City, Nevada Senior and Disabled Project-Based Voucher Open Indefinitely
Winnemucca, Nevada Senior and Disabled Project-Based Voucher Open Indefinitely
Carson City, Nevada Homeless Supportive Housing Project-Based Open Indefinitely

Open Nevada Rural Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Rural Nevada Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from December 27, 2018 at 9:00 am PT, until further notice.

To apply, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the NRHA Housing Choice Voucher page here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (775) 887-1795.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 02/26/2019.

Open Indefinitely: Carson City, Nevada Senior and Disabled Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA) Senior and Disabled Section 8 Project Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Southgate II is currently open, from December 27, 2018 at 9:00 am PT, until further notice.

To apply, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time of application, by order of preferences. Eligible applicants will be sent an email with the date and time of the schedule briefing appointment.

For more information, visit the NRHA Properties page here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (775) 887-1795.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 12/28/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Winnemucca, Nevada Senior and Disabled Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA) Senior and Disabled Project Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Larios Arms II is currently open, from December 27, 2018 at 9:00 am PT, until further notice.

To apply, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time of application, by order of preferences. Eligible applicants will be sent an email with the date and time of the schedule briefing appointment.

For more information, visit the NRHA Properties page here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (775) 887-1795.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 12/28/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Carson City, Nevada Homeless Supportive Housing Project-Based Waiting List

The Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA) Homeless Supportive Housing Project Based Voucher waiting list for Richard's Crossing Apartments, is currently open, from December 27, 2018 at 9:00 am PT, until further notice.

Please note: Richards Crossing is a 39-unit apartment complex offering a permanent supportive housing program for the homeless in Carson City, NV. The Richards Crossing project-based voucher program is for homeless and extremely low-income households. To qualify, all households must be homeless. Eight units will be reserved for chronically homeless veterans who receive rental assistance through use of the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) voucher program. The other 31 units will receive Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance.

To apply, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time of the application, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the NRHA Properties page here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (775) 887-1795.

Last Updated on 12/28/2018.

About Nevada Rural Housing Authority

More information about Nevada Rural Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.nvrural.org/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/18/2018, Nevada Rural Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About the Nevada Rural Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Nevada Rural Housing Authority manages 1,346 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,188 9 13 72 64
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $532 $608 $1,124 $461 $517
Monthly Cost $631,733 $5,472 $14,615 $33,183 $33,066

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Nevada Rural Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 13% having issued approximately 124 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 28 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $11,969 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 18% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 73% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 40% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 33% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

33% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 28% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

19% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 5% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Nevada Rural Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 47% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 36% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

32% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 42% with 2 bedrooms and 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 31% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Nevada Rural Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $319 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $707. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $119.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Apartment Communities managed by Nevada Rural Housing Authority

Richard's Crossing

430 Jeanell Drive
Carson City, NV
1 BR
HCV Welcome
Homeless Transitional
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