Affordable Housing In Washoe County
Nevada

72 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washoe County

Sierra Crest Senior Apartments

795 Prater Way
Sparks, NV
Accepts Vouchers

Whittell Pt II

1855 Selmi Dr
Reno, NV
Accepts Vouchers

Zephyr Pt

10640 N McCarran Blvd
Reno, NV
Accepts Vouchers

The Plaza at Fourth Street - Phase II

450 N Wells Ave
Reno, NV
Accepts Vouchers

Virginia Street Senior Apartments

652 S Virginia St
Reno, NV
Accepts Vouchers

Orvis Ring Park Apartments

325 E 7th St
Reno, NV
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Community Gardens

2338 Wedekind Rd
Reno, NV
Accepts Vouchers

Manhattan Place Apartments

930 Manhattan St
Reno, NV
Accepts Vouchers

Spanish Hills Apartments

1475 Vista del Rancho Pkwy
Sparks, NV
Accepts Vouchers

Centennial Park Annex

1652 Wedekind Rd
Reno, NV
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Washoe County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Washoe County, Nevada

There are 72 low income housing apartment communities offering 7,219 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 5,424 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 $964 and $1,178.

2020 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
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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Washoe County, NV Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 72
Total Low Income Apartments 7,219
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.1

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 $78,100

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 Washoe County HUD Rental Assistance in Washoe County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,450 $18,800 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,350 $31,250 $35,150 $39,050 $42,200 $45,300 $48,450 $51,550
80% of Median $43,750 $50,000 $56,250 $62,500 $67,500 $72,500 $77,500 $82,500

Cities In Washoe County

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City Listings Served By
Reno 60 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reno is the Reno Housing Authority.
Sun Valley 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sun Valley is the Reno Housing Authority.
Sparks 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sparks is the Reno Housing Authority.
Cold Springs 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cold Springs is the Reno Housing Authority.
Crystal Bay 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crystal Bay is the Reno Housing Authority.
Empire 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Empire is the Reno Housing Authority.
Gerlach 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gerlach is the Reno Housing Authority.
Golden Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Golden Valley is the Reno Housing Authority.
Incline Village 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Incline Village is the Reno Housing Authority.
Lemmon Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lemmon Valley is the Reno Housing Authority.
Mogul 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mogul is the Reno Housing Authority.
Nixon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nixon is the Reno Housing Authority.
Spanish Springs 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spanish Springs is the Reno Housing Authority.
Sutcliffe 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sutcliffe is the Reno Housing Authority.
Verdi 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Verdi is the Reno Housing Authority.
Wadsworth 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wadsworth is the Reno Housing Authority.
Washoe Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Washoe Valley is the Reno Housing Authority.