Affordable Housing In Douglas County
Nevada

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Douglas County

Rancho Vista Apartments

1386 Village Way #7
Gardnerville, NV
$618-698
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Lake Vista I

129 Market Street
Stateline, NV
$645-695
1-3 BR

Lake Vista II Apartments

129 Market St
Stateline, NV
$645-695
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Crestmore Village Apartments

1330 Stodick Pkwy
Gardnerville, NV
$695-845
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Lake Vista

131 Market St
Stateline, NV
HCV Welcome

Meadowbrook

134 Kahle Dr
Stateline, NV
HCV Welcome

Kingsbury Manor Apartments

1770 Pinewood Dr
Minden, NV
Subsidized
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There are 7 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 294 affordable apartments for rent in Douglas County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 144 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Douglas County, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 150 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Douglas County

Housing Authority Programs
Nevada Rural Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Douglas County, Nevada

Douglas County, NV Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 294
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 144
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.56%
Average Renter Household Size 2.48
Total Population 47,259
Housing Units 19,779
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $58,535 ±$2,413
Median Rent $1,028 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.85% ± 5.54pp

Population and Household Demographics

Douglas County is a County in Nevada with a population of 47,259. There are 19,779 households in the county with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 30.56% of households in Douglas County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Douglas County

The median gross income for households in Douglas County is $58,535 a year, or $4,878 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,028 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Douglas County, a household making less than $3,427 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Douglas County.1

Area Median Income In Douglas County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Douglas County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,000

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Douglas County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for Douglas County HUD Rental Assistance in Douglas County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,350 $17,550 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,550 $29,200 $32,850 $36,500 $39,450 $42,350 $45,300 $48,200
80% of Median $40,900 $46,750 $52,600 $58,400 $63,100 $67,750 $72,450 $77,100
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Douglas County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 2000 to 2004, 4 low income apartment communities containing 186 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Douglas County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Douglas County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,550 $29,200 $32,850 $36,500 $39,450 $42,350 $45,300 $48,200
60% of Median $30,660 $35,040 $39,420 $43,800 $47,340 $50,820 $54,360 $57,840

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Douglas County is $39,420 a year, or $3,285 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,285 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $986 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $639 $684 $821 $949 $1,059 $1,169
60% $767 $821 $986 $1,139 $1,271 $1,403
Fair Market Rents in Douglas County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$658 $802 $1,024 $1,457 $1,799

Cities In Douglas County

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City Listings Served By
Gardnerville 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gardnerville is the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.
Stateline 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stateline is the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.
Minden 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Minden is the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.
Carter Springs 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carter Springs is the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.
Double Spring 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Double Spring is the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.
East Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Valley is the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.
Fish Springs 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fish Springs is the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.
Gardnerville Ranchos 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gardnerville Ranchos is the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.
Genoa 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Genoa is the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.
Glenbrook 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glenbrook is the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.
Indian Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Indian Hills is the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.
Johnson Lane 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Johnson Lane is the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.
Kingsbury 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kingsbury is the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.
Lakeridge 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakeridge is the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.
Logan Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Logan Creek is the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.
Round Hill Village 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Round Hill Village is the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.
Ruhenstroth 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ruhenstroth is the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.
Skyland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Skyland is the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.
Topaz Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Topaz Lake is the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.
Topaz Ranch Estates 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Topaz Ranch Estates is the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.
Zephyr Cove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Zephyr Cove is the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.