Alliance Housing Authority
300 S Potash Avenue, #27
Alliance, Box Butte County, NE

308-762-5130

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Alliance Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on April 20th, 2016.

The Alliance Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the AHA to pick up an application, located at 300 S Potash Ave., # 27, Alliance, NE 69301, during normal office hours.
  2. Request to have an application mailed to you by calling (308) 762-5130 during normal office hours.
Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include these documents with the application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, and government issued IDs for all adult household members.

Preferences have not been identified at this time.

As of April 2016, the AHA has an approximate wait of 5 to 9 months for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, call the AHA office at (308) 762-5130 during normal office hours.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Alliance Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update April 29th, 2016.

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

The Alliance Housing Authority (AHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled households.


The AHA offers one Public Housing community with 59 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 2 to 4 bedrooms. Households must qualify for a 2 or more bedroom unit. The AHA does not offer one bedroom units.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the AHA to pick up an application, located at 300 S Potash Ave., #27, Alliance, NE 69301, during normal office hours.
  2. Request to have an application mailed to you by calling (308) 762-5130 during normal office hours.
Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include these documents with the application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, and government issued IDs for all adult household members.

Preferences have not been identified at this time.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, call the AHA office at (308) 762-5130 during normal office hours.

Resident Characteristics
as of June 30, 2015

Alliance Housing Authority operates 59 affordable units across its public housing portfolio.

Bedroom Sizes of Public Housing Units

The bedroom sizes of Alliance Housing Authority public housing units range from 2 bedroom apartments to 4 bedroom apartments. The housing authority’s public housing inventory includes: 32% 2 bedroom apartments, 54% 3 bedroom apartments and 14% 4 bedroom apartments.

Vacancies in Public Housing Portfolio

As of Alliance Housing Authority’s most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015), the 16-month average number of units occupied was 56 out of a total 59 rental units. This represents a 16-month average vacany rate of 5.08%.

Family Type

Of the 55 households who reported head of household data in the housing authority’s most recent RCR report, 1 (1.82%) were elderly, 54 (98.18%) were non-elderly, 5 (9.09%) were disabled, 50 (90.91%) contained children and 44 (80%) were headed by a female.

Tenant Contributions to Rent

Residents of public housing pay rent based on their income. The rent contribution of the tenant is called the Total Tenant Payment (TTP). The TTP is generally 30% of a residents income with a $25 (National minimum) to $50 (some PHA’s) minimum rent. Based on the information in the most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015) the minimum rent in Alliance Housing Authority's public housing developments is $50.

The average tenant rent contribution for Alliance Housing Authority’s public housing developments is $402.

The average tenant contribution for elderly residents residing in all properties across the housing authority’s public housing portfolio is $171. The average rent payment for disabled residents is $112. The average TTP for non-elderly, non-disabled renters in the housing authority’s public housing units is $224. Households headed by females had a total tenant payment of $356.

Race and Ethnicity

The HUD Resident Characteristics Report provides updated Head of Household race and ethnicity data at the housing authority and property level. Across all properties in the Alliance Housing Authority portfolio, 2% of households identified as Black, 72% identified as White, and 14% identified as Hispanic or Latino.

Income of Public Housing Residents

HUD divides household income into four categories: Extremely Low Income (ELI) for households earning less than 30% of the median, Very Low Income (VLI) for households earning between 30% and 50% of the median, Low Income (LI) for households earning between 50% and 80% of the median and Above Low Income for households earning 81% of the median and over.

Of the public housing residents residing in Alliance Housing Authority properties, 35 were Extremely Low Income, 10 were Very Low Income, 5 were Low Income and 7 were Above Low Income.

The average annual income of public housing residents living in Alliance Housing Authority properties is $17,021. Of all public housing residents, 18% have no income and 23% earn more than $25,000 while 59% have incomes that fall between $0 and $25,000.

The HUD RCR data includes source of income information as well. The data includes five categories of family income: wage income, welfare income, SSI/SS/Pension income, other income and no income. Some families receive income in multiple categories.

Among families residing in Alliance Housing Authority public housing 63% have wage income, 4% have welfare income, 19% have SSI/SS/Pension income, 25% have other income and 18% have no income.

Household Information of Public Housing Residents

As of the last HUD RCR report (June 30, 2015), there were a total of 57 households containing 198 total persons residing in the housing authority’s public housing properties. The average household size across all properties in the housing authority’s public housing portfolio was 3.5.

Across all units operated by the housing authority, 90.91% of households included children. Across all household members in Alliance Housing Authority public houins units 23.7% are aged zero to five and 35.4% are aged 6 to 17.

1.5% of all residents across the housing authority were age 62 or older and are considered seniors while 39.4% of all residents were aged 18 to 61.

Length of Stay at Public Housing Properties

The HUD RCR report includes length of stay data for Alliance Housing Authority public housing communities. 43.86% of all families residing in public housing have lived there for less than 1 year, 14.04% have lived in public housing for 1 to 2 years while 42.1% have lived in public housing for more than 2 years.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Alliance Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 59 affordable rental units. It also administers 187 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Alliance Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Alliance Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (24%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (76%) to that of all housing authorities in Nebraska, Alliance Housing Authority has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Nebraska.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Alliance Housing Authority scored an average of 81 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2004 and a low score of 39 in 2003. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Nebraska is 74.28.

Alliance Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Nebraska housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Alliance Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2009 8/13/09 Plan
2008 8/29/08 Plan
2007 7/25/07 Plan
2006 8/22/06 Plan
2005 8/10/05 Plan
2004 10/13/04 Plan
2003 2/10/04 Plan
2002 2/3/03 Plan
2001 10/15/01 Plan
2000 1/4/01 Plan