Cozad Housing Authority

421 West 9th Street
Cozad, Dawson County, Nebraska 69130

Cozad Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Cozad Housing Authority offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Cozad.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Cozad Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Cozad Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Cozad Housing Authority (CHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for senior/disabled households, and Flat Rent waiting list pre-applications for families.


Please note: The CHA does not offer a Public Housing program for families.


There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the CHA to fill out a pre-application form, located at 421 W 9th St., Cozad, NE 69130 during normal office hours.
  2. Submit an online pre-application here.

Once the online pre-application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation number. Be sure to either print out that page or write down that number for future reference.


Documents are not needed at this time.


The CHA does not have a preference. 


Selected applicants will be placed by the date and time the pre-application is received.


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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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 CHA website, or call the office at (308) 784-3661 during normal office hours.
Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (308)784-3661.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/29/2016.

About Cozad Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of September 24th, 2022, it is not known if Cozad Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

As of September 24th, 2022, Cozad Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Cozad Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Cozad Housing Authority manages 29 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard
Vouchers 29
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $385
Monthly Cost $11,171

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Cozad 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 18% having issued approximately 2 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years0 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 2.3 persons and has a household income of $14,185 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 53% were extremely low income (ELI). 38% of households had wages as a major source of income, -1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 56% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 62% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 12% 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.

56% of households included children, 9% of which had two adults in the household. 44% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

18% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 6% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Cozad Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 38% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 40% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

24% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 38% with 3 or more bedrooms. 24% 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 Cozad Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $348 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $392. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $194.



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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Cozad Housing Authority

Haymaker Haven

421 W 9th St
Cozad, Nebraska