Kearney Housing Agency
2715 Avenue I
Kearney, Buffalo County, NE

308-234-3000

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Kearney Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on April 29th, 2016.

Please note: The Kearney Housing Agency covers Buffalo County, NE; and the City of Minden, NE. The KHA also manages the Gibbon Housing Agency, Minden Housing Agency, and Shelton Housing Agency.

The Kearney Housing Agency (KHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply, submit an online application here.

Once the application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation number. Please print or write down that number for future reference.

Documents are not needed at this time.

The KHA does have a preference for victims of a natural disaster.

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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, visit the KHA website, or call the office at (308) 234-3000 during normal office hours.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

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

Please note: The Kearney Housing Agency also manages the Public Housing program for the Gibbon Housing Agency, Minden Housing Agency, and Shelton Housing Agency.

The Kearney Housing Agency (KHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

The KHA offers scattered family sites, ranging in size from 2 to 4 bedrooms, and senior/disabled housing ranging in size from 1 to 2 bedrooms.

To apply, submit an online application here.

Once the pre-application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation number. Please print or write down that number for future reference.

Documents are not needed at this time.

The KHA does have a preference for victims of a natural disaster.

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, visit the KHA website, or call the office at 308-234-3000 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Kearney Housing Agency administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 54 affordable rental units. It also administers 133 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Kearney Housing Agency 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 Kearney Housing Agency between Public Housing Units (29%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (71%) to that of all housing authorities in Nebraska, Kearney Housing Agency 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, Kearney Housing Agency scored an average of 93 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2007 and a low score of 85 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Nebraska is 74.28.

Kearney Housing Agency 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 Kearney Housing Agency.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2009 1/21/09 Plan
2008 1/17/08 Plan
2007 2/8/07 Plan
2006 2/24/06 Plan
2005 1/27/05 Plan
2004 4/9/04 Plan
2003 2/19/03 Plan
2002 4/1/02 Plan
2001 3/5/01 Plan
2000 5/12/00 Plan