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Affordable Housing In Washoe County
Nevada

Waiting List Openings In Washoe County

Washoe County, NV Family Public Housing Waiting List

The Reno Housing Authority (RHA) Family Public Housing waiting list applications for 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments are being accepted from June 7, 2021 at 8:00 am, until June 18, 2021 at 5:00 pm PT.

How to Apply for the Washoe County, NV Family Public Housing Waiting List.

Stead Manor Public Housing

How to Apply for the Waiting List.

Washoe County, NV Section 8 PBV Waiting List

The Reno Housing Authority (RHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list applications for 1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments are being accepted from June 7, 2021 at 8:00 am, until June 18, 2021 at 5:00 pm PT.

How to Apply for the Washoe County, NV Section 8 PBV Waiting List.

Washoe County, NV Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Reno Housing Authority (RHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher wait list applications are being accepted from June 7, 2021 at 8:00 am, until June 18, 2021 at 5:00 pm PT.

How to Apply for the Washoe County, NV Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

Washoe County, NV Section 8 HCV Waiting List

How to Apply for the Washoe County, NV Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

71 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washoe County

City Center Apartments

160 Sinclair St.
Reno, Nevada
$1,094-1,172
Studio-1 BR

Golden Apartments

520 Brinkby Ave
Reno, Nevada
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Southridge Apartments

1550 Sky Valley Drive
Reno, Nevada
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR

Mineral Manor

1633 Andesite Ave
Reno, Nevada
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Banbridge Apartments

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

Vintage Hills Senior Apartments

4195 West Seventh Street
Reno, Nevada
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

The Bluffs Apartments

4050 Gardella Ave.
Reno, Nevada
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Carville Park Apartments

1244 Carville Dr
Reno, Nevada
Call For Rent
Studio BR

Mcgraw Court

2455 Orovada St
Sparks, Nevada
Call For Rent
1 BR

Silverada Manor

1402 Silverada Blvd
Reno, Nevada
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Accessible
62+

Housing Authorities that serve Washoe County

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 Washoe County, Nevada

There are 71 low income housing apartment communities offering 6,951 affordable apartments for rent in Washoe County, Nevada.

Income Based Apartments in Washoe County, Nevada

Washoe County features 1,795 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 Washoe County, Nevada

There are 5,156 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washoe County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Washoe County, Nevada

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Washoe County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Washoe County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Washoe County, Nevada for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,095 and $1,339.

2021 Washoe County, 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
Washoe County, Nevada Fair Market Rent $803 $964 $1,217 $1,742 $2,107
Washoe County, Nevada Payment Standard Range $723 to $883 $868 to $1,060 $1,095 to $1,339 $1,568 to $1,916 $1,896 to $2,318

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Washoe County, NV Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 71
Total Low Income Apartments 6,951
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,795
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.21%
Average Renter Household Size 2.53
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $52,870 ±$1,077
Median Rent $898 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.07% ± 1.62pp
Total Population 435,019

Population and Household Demographics

Washoe County is a county in Nevada with a population of 435,019. There are 166,345 households in the county with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 43.21% of households in Washoe County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Washoe County

The median gross income for households in Washoe County is $52,870 a year, or $4,406 a month. The median rent for the county is $898 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Washoe County, a household making less than $2,993 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.07% of households who rent are overburdened in Washoe County.

Area Median Income In Washoe County

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.

In Washoe County, 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 Washoe County

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 Washoe County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Washoe County 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 Washoe County 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 Washoe County 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

Cities In Washoe County

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City Served By
Cold Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cold Springs is the Reno Housing Authority.
Crystal Bay The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crystal Bay is the Reno Housing Authority.
Empire The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Empire is the Reno Housing Authority.
Gerlach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gerlach is the Reno Housing Authority.
Golden Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Golden Valley is the Reno Housing Authority.
Incline Village The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Incline Village is the Reno Housing Authority.
Lemmon Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lemmon Valley is the Reno Housing Authority.
Mogul The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mogul is the Reno Housing Authority.
Nixon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nixon is the Reno Housing Authority.
Reno The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reno is the Reno Housing Authority.
Spanish Springs The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spanish Springs is the Reno Housing Authority.
Sparks The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sparks is the Reno Housing Authority.
Sun Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sun Valley is the Reno Housing Authority.
Sutcliffe The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sutcliffe is the Reno Housing Authority.
Verdi The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Verdi is the Reno Housing Authority.
Wadsworth The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wadsworth is the Reno Housing Authority.
Washoe Valley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Washoe Valley is the Reno Housing Authority.