Affordable Housing In Las Vegas
Clark County, Nevada

126 Low Income Apartment Communities In Las Vegas

Vintage Desert Rose Senior Apartments

1701 N Jones Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
$624-812
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Sedona Hills Apartments

2895 East Charleston
Las Vegas, NV
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Somerset Commons

2775 E. Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Orchard Club

1220 Tree Line Dr
Las Vegas, NV
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Arthur McCants Manor

800 N Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Avery Villas

8301 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
$845-1,370
1-3 BR

Silver Pines Apartments

6650 E Russell Rd
Las Vegas, NV
$979-1,353
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Bonanza Pines

4170 E. Bonanza Road
Las Vegas, NV
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Rancho Mesa

2881 N. Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Otto Merida Desert Villas

50 N Honolulu St
Las Vegas, NV
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Las Vegas

Housing Authority Programs
Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Public Housing Homeownership; Family Self-sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Las Vegas, Nevada

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 126 low income housing apartment communities offering 15,508 affordable apartments for rent in Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas features 4,351 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 10,917 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas, NV Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 126
Total Low Income Apartments 15,508
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 4,351
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.97%
Average Renter Household Size 2.76
Average Household Size 2.77
Median Household Income $50,202 ±$811
Median Rent $975 ±$9
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.74% ± 1.26pp
Total Population 605,097

Population and Household Demographics

Las Vegas is a City in Clark County, Nevada with a population of 605,097. There are 215,614 households in the city with an average household size of 2.77 persons. 47.97% of households in Las Vegas are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Las Vegas

The median gross income for households in Las Vegas is $50,202 a year, or $4,184 a month. The median rent for the city is $975 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Las Vegas, a household making less than $3,250 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.74% of households who rent are overburdened in Las Vegas.1

Area Median Income In Las Vegas

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 Las Vegas, the AMI is calculated from all households within Clark County.

In Las Vegas, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,800

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 Las Vegas

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 Las Vegas HUD Rental Assistance in Las Vegas

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,650 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,400 $27,900 $31,400 $34,850 $37,650 $40,450 $43,250 $46,050
80% of Median $39,050 $44,600 $50,200 $55,750 $60,250 $64,700 $69,150 $73,600
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Las Vegas

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

From 1991 to 2012, 60 low income apartment communities containing 10,082 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,400 $27,900 $31,400 $34,850 $37,650 $40,450 $43,250 $46,050
60% of Median $29,280 $33,480 $37,680 $41,820 $45,180 $48,540 $51,900 $55,260

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 Las Vegas is $37,680 a year, or $3,140 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,140 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $942 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% $610 $654 $785 $906 $1,011 $1,116
60% $732 $785 $942 $1,088 $1,214 $1,340
Fair Market Rents in Las Vegas

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$728 $877 $1,080 $1,558 $1,882