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Affordable Housing In Spanish Springs
Washoe County, Nevada

Housing Authorities that serve Spanish Springs

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Spanish Springs, Nevada

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Spanish Springs, Nevada.

Income Based Apartments in Spanish Springs, Nevada

Spanish Springs features 0 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 Spanish Springs, Nevada

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Spanish Springs.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Spanish Springs, Nevada

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Spanish Springs landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Spanish Springs.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Spanish Springs, Nevada for a two-bedroom apartment is between $964 and $1,178.

2020 Spanish Springs, 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
Fair Market Rent $698 $846 $1,071 $1,545 $1,880
Payment Standard Range $628 to $768 $761 to $931 $964 to $1,178 $1,391 to $1,700 $1,692 to $2,068

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Spanish Springs, NV Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 17.36%
Average Renter Household Size 2.86
Average Household Size 2.88
Median Household Income $78,604 ±$3,658
Median Rent $1,450 ±$77
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.15% ± 13.46pp
Total Population 15,789

Population and Household Demographics

Spanish Springs is a city in Washoe County, Nevada with a population of 15,789. There are 5,468 households in the city with an average household size of 2.88 persons. 17.36% of households in Spanish Springs are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Spanish Springs

The median gross income for households in Spanish Springs is $78,604 a year, or $6,550 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,450 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Spanish Springs, a household making less than $4,833 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.15% of households who rent are overburdened in Spanish Springs.

Area Median Income In Spanish Springs

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

In Spanish Springs, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,600

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 Spanish Springs

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 Spanish Springs

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,750 $19,150 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,900 $31,850 $35,850 $39,800 $43,000 $46,200 $49,400 $52,550
80% of Median $44,600 $51,000 $57,350 $63,700 $68,800 $73,900 $79,000 $84,100