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Nevada Rural Housing Authority

3695 Desatoya Drive
Carson City, Nevada 89701

Nevada Rural Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA), and Homeownership programs. As of March 1st, 2021, Nevada Rural Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

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, White Pine County and Carson City but does not serve Clark County and Washoe County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Multi-County; and Carson City, Nevada Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Richards Crossing Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Nevada Rural Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Nevada Rural Housing Authority Website: http://www.nvrural.org/.

Nevada Rural Housing Authority Phone: (775) 887-1795.

COVID-19 Update: As of February 3, 2021, the Nevada Rural Housing Authority website says:

"NRHA offices are closed to the public but in full operation. NRHA will conduct business by phone, email and teleconferencing when possible. Instead of visiting either of our office lobbies (in Carson City or in Las Vegas) or any of our remote locations, please call us...or email us...We are also accepting documents via email. If you already have a point of contact at NRHA, please call or email them directly before coming in or attempting to meet in person."

More coronavirus information can be found here.

Open Until Further Notice: Multi-County; and Carson City, Nevada Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from February 10, 2021 until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

The maximum income limits for each household size are available here.

Preferences have not been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the NRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NRHA on February 3, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Lyon, Mineral, Nye, Pershing, Storey, and White Pine County; and Carson City, Nevada.

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 02/10/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Richards Crossing Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Richards Crossing is currently open on a limited basis. Applications are being accepted from January 13, 2021 until further notice.

Please note: According to the NRHA, "Richards Crossing is a permanent supportive housing program for the homeless. To qualify all households must be homeless and meet income requirements."

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Veterans, residents of NRHA’s jurisdiction and those successfully participating in a transitional or shelter program for the homeless.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the NRHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NRHA on February 3, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Carson City, Nevada.

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 02/03/2021.

About Nevada Rural Housing Authority

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

Representatives of Nevada Rural Housing Authority may be available by phone at (775) 887-1795. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of March 1st, 2021, it is not known if Nevada Rural Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.


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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Nevada Rural Housing Authority manages 1,360 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,186 9 24 66 75
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $566 $589 $1,198 $512 $531
Monthly Cost $670,926 $5,304 $28,752 $33,778 $39,807

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.


Low Income Housing Managed by Nevada Rural Housing Authority

Richard's Crossing

430 Jeanell Drive
Carson City, Nevada
Call For Rent
1 BR
Homeless Transitional