February 16, 2018
It’s a fact: Nevada has the fewest affordable homes available in the nation. One such measure is the swiftly rising median rent in Las Vegas and Reno. Another is the fact that only 15 units are available per 100 extremely low-income (ELI) households according to businessinsider.com, which indicates higher prices for all rental ranges. Translation: It’s a super competitive rental market, which makes finding the next place more challenging. That’s the bad news.
The good news is that there’s a great online resource that can help renters in the Silver State rise to the challenge. It’s called NVHousingSearch.org and it was created by Nevada Housing Division (whose purpose is to provide affordable housing opportunities in the state) in order to help renters (ELI and otherwise) find rental homes and apartments faster and easier.
Three Reasons NVHousingSearch.org Is A Go-to Source
It’s Free To Use
Free is good. Free AND very helpful is even better. NVHousingSearch.org is free not only for those looking for apartments or rental homes in Nevada, but also for property owners and landlords to post available rentals. Because it doesn’t cost owners to advertise, the website is well used and well populated with many available rentals.
It Has Frequently Updated Listings
Because demand for rental properties is so great, every second counts when shopping for a new place to live. Owners and property managers who use NVHousingSearch.org can post and update listings easily so users can act quickly—something especially important if shoppers find a great place that fits their needs. Those who check listings daily (or even more often) will be among the first to know when rental properties become available.
It’s User-Friendly & Efficient
Filters are a beautiful thing. Because people typically have an idea of location, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and a price range they want, it’s simple to narrow their search and keep their eye on the prize.
Beyond basic filters, NVHousingSearch.org further helps renters find exactly what they’re looking for with filters like:
- Specific zip code
- Public transit proximity
- Smoking policy
- Pet friendly
- Air conditioning
- Short term lease
- Covered parking
- Washer/dryer hookups
- Senior/disability housing
- Section 8 voucher
- Veteran or VASH recipient
Start Searching Today
When things get tough, the tough get NVHousingSearch.org (and its call center for those who need additional assistance). Nevadans seeking to rent a home or apartment—which may seem like a daunting task in this challenging housing market—can get the support they need to achieve success and find their way home