Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority

340 North 11th Street
Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada
(702) 477-3100

Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Las Vegas, Nevada that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs.

As of June, 2018, there are 15,000 households on the Public Housing Waiting List and 14,000 households on the Section 8 (Housing Choice Voucher) waiting list.

Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority serves Clark County.

Other Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Clark County, Nevada Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (SNRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for non-elderly disabled households for one day in May 2016, and before that for non-elderly disabled households for nearly two months in June 2014.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to call the SNRHA. No applications were available or accepted in person or by mail.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Working 20 hours per week or more, full time student in an accredited school or training program, receiving SSI/SSD or proof of inability to work, live or work in Clark County, disabled veteran or spouse, spouse of deceased veteran, veteran.

As of June, 2018, there are 14,000 households on the Section 8 (Housing Choice Voucher) waiting list.

For more information, visit the SNRHA website, or call the office at (702) 477-3100.

Last Updated on 06/04/2018.

Closed: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (SNRHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently closed.

For more information, visit the SNRHA website, or call the office at (702) 477-3100.

Last Updated on 08/27/2018.

Closed: Conventional Hampton Court Public Housing Waiting List

The Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (SNRHA) Conventional Public Housing waiting list for 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units at Hampton Court is currently closed.

For more information, visit the SNRHA website, or call the office at (702) 477-3100.

Last Updated on 08/27/2018.

Closed: Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (SNRHA) is not accepting Senior Public Housing waiting list applications at this time.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application and HUD-92006 form online.
  2. Out of state applicants could have called the SNRHA to request an application by mail.

Once the application has been completed, it must have be mailed or hand delivered to the SNRHA.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Work 20+ hours per week, full time student in accredited school or training program (at least 18 years old), receiving SSI/SSD or proof of inability to work, elderly (62+), live or work in Clark County, veteran or spouse of a veteran, disabled veteran, spouse of deceased veteran.

For more information, visit the SNRHA website, or call the office at (702) 477-3100.

Last Updated on 06/26/2018.

Closed: Vera Johnson A 2-3 Bedroom Mixed Finance Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 08/27/2018.

About Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority

More information about Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.snvrha.org/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/17/2018, it is not known if Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority is aborbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority manages 10,859 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 7,113 27 302 355 194 1,180 1,355
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $807 $366 $1,012 $864 $963 $549 $658
Monthly Cost $5,737,943 $9,874 $305,516 $306,576 $186,827 $648,078 $891,663

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Southern Nevada Regional 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 6% having issued approximately 1,834 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 25 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $13,381 per year. 90% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 64% 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, 57% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

51% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 48% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

79% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 67% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 32% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 77% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

15% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 54% with 3 or more bedrooms. 36% 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 Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $363 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $919. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $167.



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.


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