About Hall County Housing Authority

The Hall County Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Grand Island, Nebraska.

The Hall County Housing Authority serves Hall County, Grand Island, Wood River and Doniphan.

Hall County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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.  

Summary

  • What: Hall County Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: The Elderly. Persons with Disabilities.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 04/21/2016.

Hall County Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

The Hall County Housing Authority (HCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

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.

Last Updated on 04/20/2016.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Hall County Housing Authority manages 490 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 453 7 19 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $348 $320 $888 $198
Monthly Cost $157,478 $2,240 $16,875 $793

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 Operated by Hall County Housing Authority

910 N Boggs Ave
Centennial, Golden, Pletcher, Rainbow, Nondw is a 281 unit low income housing apartment community in Grand Island.
3021 W North Front St
Orleans, Western, Stolley, Scatt Sites is a 111 unit low income housing apartment community in Grand Island.
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Affordable Apartments near Hall County Housing Authority

2807 W Faidley Ave
Chrysalis Lutheran Homes is a 72 unit low income housing apartment community in Grand Island.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
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Central Nebraska Goodwill Housing is a 8 unit low income housing apartment community in Grand Island.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Based Rental Assistance Accessible Units Persons With Disabilities
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French Village is a 50 unit low income housing apartment community in Grand Island.