Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Carson City, NV

Discover affordable housing in Carson City where there are 11+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Sierra Springs Apartments

633 Hot Springs Rd, Carson City, Nevada 89706

Richard's Crossing

430 Jeanell Drive, Carson City, Nevada 89403

Foothill Garden Apartments

1770 Russell Way, Carson City, Nevada 89706

Southgate Apartments

2100 California St, Carson City, Nevada 89701

Frost Yasmer Estates

1009 E Fifth St, Carson City, Nevada 89701

Autumn Village I & II

1101 Beverly Dr, Carson City, Nevada 89706

Summit Crest Apartments

921 Mica Dr, Carson City, Nevada 89705

Sierra Ridge Apartments

1820 Russell Way, Carson City, Nevada 89706

Valley Springs

680 Hot Springs Rd., Carson City, Nevada 89706

Highland Manor

3501 Vista Grande Blvd, Carson City, Nevada 89705

Parkway Plaza

500 College Pkwy, Carson City, Nevada 89706

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Carson City, Nevada
$15.49 (+151%) more than Nevada minimum wage and $18.49 (+255%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Carson City, Nevada?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA), Homeownership programs for Carson City, Nevada.

Go to the Nevada Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Carson City.

How many renters live in Carson City, Nevada?

The City of Carson City has 58,249 people living in 23,355 households.

There are 19,639 renters living in 8,905 renter households in this City. Renters make up 33.72 percent of the population living in Carson City.

What is the rental market like in Carson City, Nevada?

There are an estimated 24,633 housing units in the Carson City area. Of these, 9,239 units are rental homes, making up 38 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Carson City, Nevada, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Carson City?

The rental vacancy rate in Carson City is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Carson City for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Carson City
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
946 1,887 3,046 2,732 262
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Carson City

A large number of apartments in Carson City have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Carson City are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 45 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 20 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Carson City

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $921 to $2,306. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $921
One BR $1,066
Two BR $1,359
Three BR $1,915
Four BR $2,306
2024 Fair Market Rents in Carson City, Nevada

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Carson City?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 674 71 percent
One BR 1,302 69 percent
Two BR 2,053 67 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Carson City, Nevada

How many affordable rental units are in Carson City?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Carson City, Nevada including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 1,017
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 200
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 23
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Carson City, Nevada

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Carson City, Nevada

Carson City features 181 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Carson City, Nevada

There are 637 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Carson City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Carson City, Nevada

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Carson City landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Carson City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Carson City, Nevada for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,223 and $1,495.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.