Affordable Housing In Reno
Washoe County, Nevada

61 Low Income Apartment Communities In Reno

City Center Apartments

160 Sinclair St.
Reno, Nevada
Studio-1 BR

Golden Apartments

520 Brinkby Ave
Reno, Nevada
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Southridge Apartments

1550 Sky Valley Drive
Reno, Nevada
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR

Mineral Manor

1633 Andesite Ave
Reno, Nevada
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

The Plaza at 4th Apartments

855 E. 4th Street
Reno, Nevada
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Veterans Welcome

Vintage Hills Senior Apartments

4195 West Seventh Street
Reno, Nevada
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

The Bluffs Apartments

4050 Gardella Ave.
Reno, Nevada
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Carville Park Apartments

1244 Carville Dr
Reno, Nevada
Call For Rent
Studio BR

Cottonwood Village

2655 Yori Ave
Reno, Nevada
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Arbor Cove at Virginia Lake

2350 Lymbery St
Reno, Nevada
Call For Rent
1 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Reno, 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 Reno, Nevada

Housing Authority Programs
Reno Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Reno, Nevada

There are 61 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,591 affordable apartments for rent in Reno, Nevada.

Income Based Apartments in Reno, Nevada

Reno features 1,761 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 Reno, Nevada

There are 3,830 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Reno.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Reno, Nevada

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Reno landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Reno.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Reno, Nevada for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,255 and $1,533.

2022 Reno, 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
Reno, Nevada Fair Market Rent $926 $1,108 $1,394 $1,980 $2,386
Reno, Nevada Payment Standard Range $833 to $1,019 $997 to $1,219 $1,255 to $1,533 $1,782 to $2,178 $2,147 to $2,625

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Reno, NV Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 61
Total Low Income Apartments 5,591
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,761
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.57%
Average Renter Household Size 2.40
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $47,012 ±$988
Median Rent $851 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.2% ± 2.01pp
Total Population 234,161

Population and Household Demographics

Reno is a city in Washoe County, Nevada with a population of 234,161. There are 92,283 households in the city with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 53.57% of households in Reno are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Reno

The median gross income for households in Reno is $47,012 a year, or $3,918 a month. The median rent for the city is $851 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Reno, a household making less than $2,837 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.2% of households who rent are overburdened in Reno.

Area Median Income In Reno

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 Reno, the AMI is calculated from all households within Washoe County.

In Reno, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $96,500

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 Reno

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 Reno

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Reno AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,600 $22,400 $25,200 $28,000 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Reno AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,700 $37,400 $42,050 $46,700 $50,450 $54,200 $57,950 $61,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Reno AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,300 $59,800 $67,250 $74,700 $80,700 $86,700 $92,650 $98,650