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Affordable Housing In Sparks
Washoe County, Nevada

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sparks

Banbridge Apartments

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

Spanish Hills Apartments

1475 Vista del Rancho Pkwy
Sparks, Nevada

Housing Authorities that serve Sparks

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sparks, Nevada

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,314 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 1,280 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 $964 and $1,178.

2020 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
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.

Sparks, NV Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 1,314
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 $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 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

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