Affordable Housing In Fernley
Lyon County, Nevada

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fernley

Fernwood Meadows

625 Silverlace Blvd
Fernley, Nevada

Sandia Manor

405 Jill Ct
Fernley, Nevada

Lahontan Springs Apartments

350 Willow Way
Fernley, Nevada

Sierra Run Apartments

219 Lois Ln
Fernley, Nevada

Rockwood Apartments

645 Silverlace Blvd
Fernley, Nevada


Silver Lake Blvd
Fernley, Nevada

Truckee I Apartments

217 Lois Ln
Fernley, Nevada
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Fernley, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Fernley, Nevada

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fernley, Nevada

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 273 affordable apartments for rent in Fernley, Nevada.

Income Based Apartments in Fernley, Nevada

Fernley features 85 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 Fernley, Nevada

There are 188 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fernley.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fernley, Nevada

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fernley landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Fernley.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fernley, Nevada for a two-bedroom apartment is between $895 and $1,093.

2022 Fernley, Nevada Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fernley, Nevada Fair Market Rent $776 $798 $994 $1,412 $1,701
Fernley, Nevada Payment Standard Range $698 to $854 $718 to $878 $895 to $1,093 $1,271 to $1,553 $1,531 to $1,871

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Fernley, NV Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 273
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 85
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.24%
Average Renter Household Size 3.08
Average Household Size 2.79
Median Household Income $52,001 ±$6,173
Median Rent $962 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.74% ± 10.12pp
Total Population 19,185

Population and Household Demographics

Fernley is a city in Lyon County, Nevada with a population of 19,185. There are 6,875 households in the city with an average household size of 2.79 persons. 34.24% of households in Fernley are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fernley

The median gross income for households in Fernley is $52,001 a year, or $4,333 a month. The median rent for the city is $962 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fernley, a household making less than $3,207 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.74% of households who rent are overburdened in Fernley.

Area Median Income In Fernley

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Fernley, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lyon County.

In Fernley, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,800

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 Fernley

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Fernley

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fernley AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,550 $18,900 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fernley AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,550 $31,500 $35,450 $39,350 $42,500 $45,650 $48,800 $51,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fernley AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,100 $50,400 $56,700 $62,950 $68,000 $73,050 $78,100 $83,100