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Housing Partners of Western Nebraska

89a Woodley Park Road
Gering, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska 69341

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

Housing Partners of Western Nebraska serves Cheyenne County, Scotts Bluff County, Bayard, Bridgeport, Gordon and Kimball.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Housing Partners of Western Nebraska Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Housing Partners of Western Nebraska Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Partners of Western Nebraska 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.

Housing Partners of Western Nebraska Website: http://scottsbluffhousing.com/index.html.

Housing Partners of Western Nebraska Phone: (308) 632-0473.

Open Until Further Notice: Housing Partners of Western Nebraska 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Housing Partners of Western Nebraska (HPWN) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.
 

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the HPWN office to pick up an application, located at 89A Woodley Park Road Gering, NE 69341, from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm MT, Monday-Thursday.
  2. Download an application online here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Be sure to include these documents with the application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, Government issues ID for all adult household members, if receiving; Social Security, Workmans Compensation, Unemployemployment, or TANF, you must bring in the award letter. You will be given an interview the same day you hand in the application, so please do not bring any children. All adults must be present. 

Please note: If you do not have all of the documents listed, the HPWN will give you two weeks to turn it in. If you fail to turn it in within the two weeks, your application will be withdrawn.

The HPWN does have a preference for elderly and disabled.

As of April 2016, the current wait time for a voucher is approximately 4 to 6 weeks.

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 HPWN website, or call the office at 308-632-0473 from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 3086320473.

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

Please note: Housing Partners of Western Nebraska also manages the Public housing program for the Chappell Housing Authority.

Housing Partners of Western Nebraska (HPWN) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled households.

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.

The HPWN offers family and senior/disabled household communities, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms, located throughout Scotts Bluff County, including Gering, Terry Town, Morrill, Minatare, Bridgeport, and Chappell.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the HPWN main office to pick up an application, located at 89A Woodley Park Road, Gering, NE 69341, from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm MT, Monday-Thursday.
  2. Download an application here, then print and complete.
  3. Call the HAPWN office at (308) 632-0473 to find out when a staff member will be at one of the branch offices to submit an application.
Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Be sure to include these documents with the application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, Government issues ID for all adult household members, if receiving; Social Security, Workmans Compensation, Unemployemployment, or TANF, you must bring in the award letter. You will be given an interview the same day you hand in the application, so please do not bring any children. All adults must be present. 

Please note: If you do not have all of the documents listed, the HPWN will give you two weeks to turn it in. If you fail to turn it in within the two weeks, your application will be withdrawn.

The HPWN does have a preference for elderly and disabled.

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 HPWN website, or call the office at (308) 632-0473 from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 3086320473.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/29/2016.

About Housing Partners of Western Nebraska

More information about Housing Partners of Western Nebraska can be found on its website at http://scottsbluffhousing.com/index.html.

Representatives of Housing Partners of Western Nebraska may be available by phone at (308) 632-0473. 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 Housing Partners of Western Nebraska 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 Housing Partners of Western Nebraska Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Partners of Western Nebraska manages 412 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 Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 389 4 5 3 11
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $304 $254 $245 $1,020 $252
Monthly Cost $118,365 $1,017 $1,227 $3,060 $2,775

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Partners of Western Nebraska

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 26% having issued approximately 16 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 5 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $12,462 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 71% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

7% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 37% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 33% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

34% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 31% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

29% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 0% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Partners of Western Nebraska Housing Choice Voucher program, 33% include at least one person with a disability. 47% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 67% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

35% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 45% with 2 bedrooms and 20% with 3 or more bedrooms. 30% 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 Housing Partners of Western Nebraska voucher holders in 2016 was $308 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $432. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $137.



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 Housing Partners of Western Nebraska

Bluff View Manor

507 Avenue A
Minatare, Nebraska