Gothenburg Housing Authority

810 20th Street
Gothenburg, Dawson County, Nebraska 69138

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

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

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

Open Gothenburg 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Gothenburg Housing Authority (GHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The GHA offers one Public Housing community with 40 units for senior/disabled households, and 28 scattered site homes for families.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the GHA to pick up an application, located at 810 20th Street, Gothenburg, NE 69138, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm CT, Monday-Friday.
  2. Download an application here, then print and complete.
Once the application has been completed, you must call the GHA at (308) 537-7275 to make an appointment to return the application.

Be sure to bring these documents with you to the appointment: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, photo IDs for all adult household members, and proof of all income.

The GHA does not have a preference. 

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the 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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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 GHA website, or call the office at (308) 537-7275 from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.
Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (308)537-7275.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/29/2016.

About Gothenburg Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of September 24th, 2022, it is not known if Gothenburg 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, Gothenburg 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 Gothenburg Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Gothenburg Housing Authority manages 15 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 15
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $272
Monthly Cost $4,085

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Gothenburg 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 6% having issued approximately 3 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 9 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.7 persons and has a household income of $14,547 per year. 100% of households were very low income (VLI) and 53% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% 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 65% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

-1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 29% 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.

34% of households included children, -1% of which had two adults in the household. 29% of households with children have a female head of household. 65% of all households were headed by a female.

6% 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 Gothenburg Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 41% include at least one person with a disability. 50% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 100% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

18% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 71% with 2 bedrooms and 12% with 3 or more bedrooms. 41% 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 Gothenburg Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $366 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $329. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $148.



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 Gothenburg Housing Authority

Hillcrest

810 20th St
Gothenburg, Nebraska