Douglas County Housing Authority

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Closed: Douglas County, Nebraska Section 8 HCV

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 09/29/2020.

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Closed: Douglas County Housing Authority Public Housing

The Douglas County Housing Authority last accepted Public Housing waiting list applications since at least April, 2016, until March 1, 2023. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the DCHA "Effective March 1, 2023 All Rental Housing Assistance applications will be temporarily suspended while DCHA updates its application process to the online portal. No paper applications will be accepted after March 1st. Once the update is complete, All Rental Housing Assistance waitlist applications will be online through DCHA's portal.  

There were three ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online.
  2. Visit the DCHA office to pick up an application.
  3. Contact the DCHA to request an application by mail.

For more information, visit the DCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DCHAs website on March 2, 2023.

Last Updated on 03/02/2023.

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About Douglas County Housing Authority

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Douglas County Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 1,298 low and moderate income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs..

In addition, Douglas County Housing Authority offers other programs for eligible households, including:

  • Homeownership Voucher
  • Family Self-Sufficiency
  • Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)
  • Mainstream Voucher
  • Family Unification Program (FUP)

Housing Authority Jurisdiction

Low-income housing managed by Douglas County Housing Authority is located in Douglas County, NE.

Households with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher managed by this housing authority must rent within its jurisdiction.

Office Hours

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

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

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 1,010 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 787 12 49 7 155
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $575 $364 $661 $1,039 $487
Monthly Cost $452,465 $4,368 $32,365 $7,276 $75,420
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.