Online Accessible Housing Registry
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. When must a property be registered?
Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) requires a property to be registered if all of the following are true:
- The dwelling unit meets the statutory definition of “accessible to persons with disabilities” (see below) and
- The property is available for sale or lease in the state of Nevada, and
- The property ever received any loan, grant or contribution from the Federal Government, the State of Nevada, or any other local government or public body.
2. Who may register a property?
While some properties must be registered, any accessible property may be included in the registry if the dwelling unit meets the statutory definition of “accessible to persons with disabilities” (see below). This is a great tool for anyone who own accessible property and would like to advertise it, free of charge.
3. How do I determine whether my property meets the statutory definition of “accessible to persons with disabilities?”
Your property meets this definition (per Chapter 310 of the Nevada Administrative Code) if all of the following are true:
- One entrance is reasonably accessible by a person using a wheelchair, and
- One bedroom is reasonably accessible by a person using a wheelchair, and
- One bathroom is reasonably accessible by a person using a wheelchair, and
- Within the accessible bathroom there is a toilet which is reasonably accessible by a person with a disability.
4. When and how often am I required to register my property?
NRS requires you to update a property listing at least once every calendar quarter. The online registry has been designed to make this process very easy. Each property needs only to be input into the registry one time. The property profile then only needs to be updated if something changes—like the rent charged. Additionally, the registry will keep track of when you’ve updated your listings, and will remind you when updates are needed by sending you a brief email. The updates can be completed in just a few minutes!
5. Can I register once to include all of the dwelling units I own? How do I determine whether my property counts as one or multiple dwelling units?
You are required to register each unit individually if your property consists of multiple dwelling units, but they can all be registered at once. Of course, only your disability-accessible units should be registered.
A “residential dwelling unit” is defined by NRS as “a building or a portion of a building, planned, designed or used as a residence for one family only, living independently of other families or persons, and having its own bathroom and housekeeping facilities included in the unit.”
6. What information must I provide when I register my unit(s)?
When registering, you must provide all of the following information for each residential dwelling unit:
- The physical address, and
- The unit number, and
- The square footage, and
- The number of bedrooms, and
- The number of bathrooms, and
- The amount of rent charged, and
- The amount of any available subsidy payments toward the cost of the rent charged for the residential dwelling unit, and
- Any accessibility features, including:
- Wheelchair-accessible exterior entrance(s) to the dwelling unit
- Wheelchair-accessible bedroom(s)
- Wheelchair-accessible bathroom(s) with disability-accessible toilet(s)
- Other accessibility features
- Your (the unit owner’s) physical address, email address and telephone number or the physical address, email address and telephone number of your (the unit owner’s) designee who has the authority to rent or lease the unit, and
- An attestation that, to the best of your (the unit’s owner’s) belief and knowledge, the information contained in the report is accurate and complete.
The registry has a very easy process and walks you through the information needed.
7. What must I do when my unit(s) become(s) unavailable?
When a registered unit you own becomes unavailable, you must update the registry for each affected unit indicating that the residential dwelling unit is currently unavailable. The registry will remind you, should your forget to submit an update.
8. What if I still have questions?
Contact the Aging and Disability Services Division of the Department of Health and Human Services in Carson City:
- By email at email@example.com
- By phone at 775-687-4210
- By mail at 3416 Goni Road, Bldg D-132, Carson City, NV 89706