Mcgraw Court

2455 Orovada St
Sparks, Nevada
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1 BR

Banbridge Apartments

1000 El Rancho Dr
Sparks, Nevada
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1-2 BR

Sierra Cove

2314 Greyhaven Ln.
Sparks, Nevada
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1-2 BR

Lincoln Way Senior Apartments

618 4th St.
Sparks, Nevada
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1-2 BR

Alpine Haven

2000 Oddie Blvd.
Sparks, Nevada
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1-2 BR
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There are 1,673 low-income apartments in Sparks that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 34 low-income homes in Sparks where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $366 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on December 14th, 2022. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Sparks, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Reno Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Go to the Nevada Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Sparks.

Sparks, Nevada Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Sparks, Nevada

Sparks features 34 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 Sparks, Nevada

There are 1,673 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sparks.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sparks, Nevada

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sparks landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Sparks.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sparks, Nevada for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,427 and $1,744.

2023 Sparks, 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
Sparks, Nevada Fair Market Rent $1,060 $1,256 $1,585 $2,253 $2,700
Sparks, Nevada Payment Standard Range $954 to $1,166 $1,130 to $1,382 $1,427 to $1,744 $2,028 to $2,478 $2,430 to $2,970

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sparks, NV Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 1,707
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 34
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.83%
Average Renter Household Size 2.69
Average Household Size 2.66
Median Household Income $52,795 ±$1,917
Median Rent $954 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.49% ± 3.46pp
Total Population 93,437

Population and Household Demographics

Sparks is a city in Washoe County, Nevada with a population of 93,437. There are 34,986 households in the city with an average household size of 2.66 persons. 42.83% of households in Sparks are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sparks

The median gross income for households in Sparks is $52,795 a year, or $4,400 a month. The median rent for the city is $954 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sparks, a household making less than $3,180 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.49% of households who rent are overburdened in Sparks.

Area Median Income In Sparks

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

In Sparks, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $104,400

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 Sparks

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 Sparks

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sparks AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,800 $23,750 $26,700 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sparks AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$34,650 $39,600 $44,550 $49,450 $53,450 $57,400 $61,350 $65,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sparks AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,400 $63,300 $71,200 $79,100 $85,450 $91,800 $98,100 $104,450