About Alliance Housing Authority

The Alliance Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Alliance, Nebraska.

The Alliance Housing Authority serves Alliance.

Alliance Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Alliance Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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.

Last Updated on 04/20/2016.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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.

Last Updated on 04/29/2016.


About the Alliance Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Alliance Housing Authority manages 119 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 117 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $288 $266
Monthly Cost $33,729 $532

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Alliance Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 13% having issued approximately 9 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 7 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.6 persons and has a household income of $11,872 per year. 100% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 18% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 76% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 32% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 44% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

26% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 20% of households with children have a female head of household. 69% of all households were headed by a female.

13% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 1% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Alliance Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 37% include at least one person with a disability. 52% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 56% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

34% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 46% with 2 bedrooms and 20% with 3 or more bedrooms. 39% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Alliance Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $296 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $409. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $160.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.