Northern Nevada is experiencing an overwhelming shortage of affordable housing as new business and industry locates into the area. Seniors and people with disabilities who once found housing readily available are now having difficulty affording even modest one-bedroom apartments in the Reno-Sparks area due to limited supply and increasing demand.
While developers are tasked with finding supplies, materials, and skilled labor to build new housing units quickly, the Nevada Housing Division has a tool to help consumers find housing that is currently available. The NVHousingSearch.org website is a statewide service helping landlords and tenants find each other explained Betsy Fadali, an economist with the Nevada Housing Division. The site offers a free search to all types of housing that includes rental and tax credit housing, single family, multi-family, mobile homes, and rooms for rent. Available 24-7 and supported by a tollfree, bilingual call center, Monday - Friday, the website has detailed property listings that include pictures and map links. Listings are updated by the call center, which also provides email reminders.
For consumers with disabilities, the site works with assistive technology enabling people to find the types of amenities included with a housing listing. Accessibility features include: units on first floor, automatic entry, doors with lever handles, bathroom raised toilets, rollin showers and grab bars, wide doors, accessible entry, and strobe fire alarms.