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Affordable Housing In Tonopah
Nye County, Nevada

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tonopah

Desert Family

1000 Erie Main
Tonopah, Nevada

Belmont Apartments

980 Erie Main
Tonopah, Nevada
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Housing Authorities that serve Tonopah

Housing Authority Programs
Nevada Rural Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA); Homeownership

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tonopah, Nevada

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 96 affordable apartments for rent in Tonopah, Nevada.

Income Based Apartments in Tonopah, Nevada

Tonopah features 72 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 Tonopah, Nevada

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Tonopah.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Tonopah, Nevada

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Tonopah, Nevada for a two-bedroom apartment is between $754 and $922.

2020 Tonopah, 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 $546 $647 $838 $1,125 $1,242
Payment Standard Range $491 to $601 $582 to $712 $754 to $922 $1,013 to $1,238 $1,118 to $1,366

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Tonopah, NV Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 96
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 72
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.85%
Average Renter Household Size 1.78
Average Household Size 2.13
Median Household Income $38,969 ±$7,351
Median Rent $504 ±$72
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 61.66% ± 25.73pp
Total Population 2,360

Population and Household Demographics

Tonopah is a city in Nye County, Nevada with a population of 2,360. There are 995 households in the city with an average household size of 2.13 persons. 50.85% of households in Tonopah are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tonopah

The median gross income for households in Tonopah is $38,969 a year, or $3,247 a month. The median rent for the city is $504 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tonopah, a household making less than $1,680 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 61.66% of households who rent are overburdened in Tonopah.

Area Median Income In Tonopah

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 Tonopah, the AMI is calculated from all households within Nye County.

In Tonopah, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,300

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 Tonopah

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 Tonopah

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,750 $18,000 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,250 $30,000 $33,750 $37,500 $40,500 $43,500 $46,500 $49,500
80% of Median $42,000 $48,000 $54,000 $60,000 $64,800 $69,600 $74,400 $79,200