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About Bellevue Housing Agency

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

The Bellevue Housing Agency serves Sarpy County, Springfield, Papillion, Bellevue, Gretna, La Vista, Chalco, La Platte, Offutt AFB and Richfield.

The Bellevue Housing Agency is affiliated with the Housing Foundation for Sarpy County, which provides support services for clients of the housing authority.

Bellevue Housing Agency Waiting Lists

Sarpy County, Nebraska Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Bellevue Housing Authority (BHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed.  It was last open for one day in October 2017; and prior to that for one day in June 2016, and in November 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Resident of Sarpy County, employed 25+ hours per week, elderly, homeless, households in which all adults have successfully completed the Rentwise class, veteran or spouse of veteran, disabled.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application has been received, after sorting preferences.

For more information, visit the Housing Foundation for Sarpy County website, or call the BHA office at (402) 734-5448.

Last Updated on 10/26/2017.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Bellevue Housing Authority (BHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time.

Please note: The BHA does not have 1-bedroom units.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to download and print the application online.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been mailed or hand delivered to the BHA.

Copies of the following documentation were required of all household members: Birth certificate, Social Security Card, all income, photo ID (for adults 18+), preference documentation (if applicable).

This waiting list has the following preferences: Resident of Sarpy County, working 25+ hours a week, elderly, disabled, homeless, completing RentWise training, veteran. Further explanation of each preference can be found on the application.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

For more information, visit the Housing Foundation for Sarpy County website, or call the BHA office at (402) 734-5448.

Last Updated on 03/06/2017.

More information about Bellevue Housing Agency can be found on its website at http://www.sarpyhousing.org/.


About the Bellevue Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Bellevue Housing Agency manages 250 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

StandardTenant ProtectionPorted Out
Vouchers24631
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$502$319$759
Monthly Cost$123,449$958$759

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Bellevue Housing Agency

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 8% having issued approximately 33 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 18 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $13,510 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 60% 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, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

53% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 50% of households with children have a female head of household. 90% of all households were headed by a female.

41% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 31% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Bellevue Housing Agency Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 34% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 60% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

28% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 39% with 3 or more bedrooms. 11% 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 Bellevue Housing Agency voucher holders in 2016 was $328 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $683. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $129.



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.