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Hall County Housing Authority

1834 W 7th St
Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska 68803

Hall County Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of April 10th, 2021, Hall County Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Hall County Housing Authority serves Hall County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Hall County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Hall County Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Hall 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.

Hall County Housing Authority Website: http://www.hcha.net/.

Hall County Housing Authority Phone: (308) 385-5530.

Open Until Further Notice: Hall County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Hall County Housing Authority (HCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply, visit the HCHA office to pick up an application, located at 1834 West 7th St., Grand Island, NE 68803, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm CT, Monday-Friday. The office is closed from 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm every third Thursday of the month.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday. The office is closed from 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm every third Thursday of the month.  

Be sure to include these documents with the application: Social Security Cards for all household members, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The HCHA does have a preference for: Elderly, disabled, and families.

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 HCHA website, or call the office at (308) 385-5530, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday. The office is closed from 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm every third Thursday of the month.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (308)385-5530.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/17/2017.

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 Hall County Housing Authority (HCHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled households. 

The HCHA offers three Public Housing communities with 391 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in sizes from studios to 3 bedrooms.

Please note:
 
  • All Public Housing residents that are not working, disabled, in job training, elderly or have a medical exemption, must preform eight hours of community service a month.
  • This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.
To apply, visit the HCHA office to pick up an application, located at 1834 West 7th St., Grand Island, NE 68803, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm CT, Monday-Friday. The office is closed from 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm every third Thursday of the month.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday. The office is closed from 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm every third Thursday of the month.  

Be sure to include these documents with the application: Social Security Cards for all household members, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The HCHA does have a preference for: Elderly, disabled, and families.

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 HCHA website, or call the office at (308) 385-5530, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday. The office is closed from 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm every third Thursday of the month.  

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (308)385-5530.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/21/2016.

About Hall County Housing Authority

More information about Hall County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.hcha.net/.

Representatives of Hall County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (308) 385-5530. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 04/10/2021, it is not known if Hall County 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.


About the Hall County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Hall County Housing Authority manages 469 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 Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 425 5 19 16
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $402 $315 $710 $355
Monthly Cost $170,984 $1,577 $13,498 $5,672

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Hall 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 19% having issued approximately 24 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 11 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $13,374 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 62% were extremely low income (ELI). 23% of households had wages as a major source of income, 6% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 67% 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, 45% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 32% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 6% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

44% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 43% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

31% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 18% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Hall County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% 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. 43% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

19% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 55% with 2 bedrooms and 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 34% 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 Hall County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $317 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $462. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $99.



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 Hall County Housing Authority

Centennial, Golden, Pletcher, Rainbow, Nondw

910 N Boggs Ave
Grand Island, Nebraska

Orleans, Western, Stolley, Scatt Sites

3021 W North Front St
Grand Island, Nebraska

Low Income Housing Managed by Hall County Housing Authority

Shady Bend Villas

1834 West 7th Street
Grand Island, Nebraska
$530-565
3-4 BR