Housing Authorities in Washoe County, Nevada

There are 3 Housing Authorities in Washoe County, Nevada, serving a population of 445,551 people in an area of 6,301 square miles. There is 1 Housing Authority per 148,517 people, and 1 Housing Authority per 2,100 square miles.

In Nevada, Washoe County is ranked 6th of 17 counties in Housing Authorities per capita, and 4th of 17 counties in Housing Authorities per square mile.

List of Washoe County Housing Authorities

Find Washoe County, Nevada housing authorities, departments, and HUD.


Nevada State Housing Authority 2565 Tom Sawyer Drive Reno, NV

Reno Housing Authority 3585 Mazzone Avenue Reno, NV

Sparks Housing Authority 2455 Oravada Street Sparks, NV

About Washoe County Housing Authorities

Washoe County Housing Authorities are local government agencies established to construct, own, operate, and manage public housing and other forms of subsidized housing for low-income residents in Washoe County, NV. Washoe County ordinances establish Public Housing Authorities, and the local legislative body appoints the Washoe County Housing Board.

You may contact the Housing Authority for questions about:
  • Finding Washoe County low income and affordable housing
  • Section 8 housing applications
  • Washoe County housing lottery and waitlist process
  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Federal Housing Act (FHA)

Washoe County Public Housing Statistics

Find Washoe County HUD Housing Programs, Public Housing Programs, and Section 8 Housing Programs. Data Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), Picture of Subsidized Households: 2018.

Washoe County HUD Housing Programs
 Washoe CountyNevada
Subsidized Units4,87023,440
Occupied %87.0%95.0%
People Per Unit1.82.3
People Total7,51550,609
Average Family Expenditure Per Month$321$349
Average HUD Expenditure Per Month$488$713
Average Months on Wait List-28
Washoe County Public Housing Programs
 Washoe CountyNevada
Subsidized Units7513,165
Occupied %97.0%95.0%
People Per Unit2.22.2
People Total1,6136,775
Average Family Expenditure Per Month$354$299
Average HUD Expenditure Per Month$320$609
Average Months on Wait List-26
Washoe County Section 8 Housing Programs
 Washoe CountyNevada
Subsidized Units1,2813,701
Occupied %92.0%94.0%
People Per Unit1.71.9
People Total1,7475,790
Average Family Expenditure Per Month$244$248
Average HUD Expenditure Per Month$596$641