Affordable Housing In Sparks
Washoe County, Nevada

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sparks

Banbridge Apartments

1000 El Rancho Dr
Sparks, Nevada
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Parkside Gardens Apartments

1800 Sullivan Ln
Sparks, Nevada
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Mcgraw Court

2455 Orovada St
Sparks, Nevada
Call For Rent
1 BR

Grace Senior Apartments

1286 Commerce St
Sparks, Nevada

City Hall Apartments

625 5th St
Sparks, Nevada

Spanish Hills, Ltd Partnership

Apn 510-040-05
Sparks, Nevada


Spanish Hills Apartments
Sparks, Nevada

Home Suites Apartments

615 E Lincoln Way
Sparks, Nevada

Sparks ( City of )

2650 16th St
Sparks, Nevada

Sierra Crest Senior Apartments

795 Prater Way
Sparks, Nevada

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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 Sparks, 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 Sparks, Nevada

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,602 affordable apartments for rent in Sparks, Nevada.

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 1,568 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 $1,255 and $1,533.

2022 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 $926 $1,108 $1,394 $1,980 $2,386
Sparks, 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.

Sparks, NV Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 1,602
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 $83,800

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 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.
$17,550 $20,050 $22,550 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
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.
$29,250 $33,400 $37,600 $41,750 $45,100 $48,450 $51,800 $55,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sparks AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,800 $53,450 $60,150 $66,800 $72,150 $77,500 $82,850 $88,200