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Douglas County Housing Authority

5404 N 107th Plaza
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska 68134

Douglas County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Mainstream Voucher, and Family Unification Program (FUP) programs. As of August 6th, 2020, Douglas County Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Douglas County Housing Authority serves Douglas County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Douglas County, Nebraska Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Douglas County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Douglas County Housing Authority Website: http://www.douglascountyhousing.com/.

Douglas County Housing Authority Phone: (402) 444-6203.

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Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Douglas County Housing Authority (DCHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least April, 2016, until further notice.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here. Select the "Application Form" link. Persons applying to Woodgate Townhomes must also download and print the addendum on that page in the "When can I apply for housing assistance" section.
  2. Visit the DCHA office to pick up an application, located at 5404 N 107th Plaza, Omaha, NE 68134, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm CT, Monday-Thursday.
  3. Contact the DCHA to request an application by mail.

For more information, visit the DCHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (402) 444-6203.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/09/2019.

Other Douglas County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Douglas County, Nebraska Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Douglas County Housing Authority (DCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in May, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to call the DCHA to schedule an application appointment. The waiting list closed once 500 applicants were scheduled for appointments.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list. 

At the time of the application appointment, applicants must be 18 years of age or older, meet other standards for eligibility, and provide documentation as requested. All household members who are 18 years or older must be able to pass a Douglas County Housing Authority background check and other standards for eligibility. Applicants who are deemed eligible will be placed on the waiting list in accordance with the DCHA's Administrative policies. Applicants on wait list for other housing programs must apply separately for this program. Applicants will not lose their place on other waiting lists.

For more information visit the DCHA website.

Last Updated on 05/17/2019.

About Douglas County Housing Authority

More information about Douglas County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.douglascountyhousing.com/.

Representatives of Douglas County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (402) 444-6203. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 8:00am to 4:30pm CT.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 04/30/2019, Douglas County 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 Douglas County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Douglas County Housing Authority manages 1,053 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, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 827 17 44 14 151
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $540 $505 $642 $561 $458
Monthly Cost $446,425 $8,577 $28,257 $7,855 $69,126

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Douglas County 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 12% having issued approximately 94 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 20 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $12,271 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% 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 61% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 47% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 30% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.

38% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 33% of households with children have a female head of household. 66% of all households were headed by a female.

50% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 46% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Douglas County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 31% include at least one person with a disability. 54% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 70% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

51% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 18% with 3 or more bedrooms. 8% 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 Douglas County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $315 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $783. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $117.



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 Douglas County Housing Authority

Douglas County Housing

11316 Kansas Cir
Omaha, Nebraska