Lexington Housing Authority

609 E 3rd St
Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska 68850
(308) 324-4633

Lexington Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Lexington, Nebraska that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of April 24th, 2019, Lexington Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Lexington Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Lexington Housing Authority serves Dawson County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Lexington Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely
Public Housing Open Indefinitely

Open Lexington Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Lexington Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Lexington Housing Authority (LHA) 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 LHA office to pick up an application, located at 609 E 3rd St., Lexington, NE 68850, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm CT, Monday-Friday.


Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.


Be sure to include these documents with the application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, and photo IDs for all adult household members. All adult household members must be present when handing in the application.


The LHA does have a preference for elderly and disabled applicants.

The current wait for a Voucher is approximately one year.



For more information, call the LHA office at (308) 324-4633 from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 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)324-4633.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/05/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The Lexington Housing Authority (LHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The LHA offers one Public Housing community with 81 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the LHA office to pick up an application, located at 609 E 3rd St., Lexington, NE 68850, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm CT, Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Be sure to include these documents with the application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, and photo IDs for all adult household members. All adult household members must be present when handing in the application.

The LHA does have a preference for elderly and disabled applicants.

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, call the LHA office at (308) 324-4633, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 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)324-4633.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/29/2016.

About Lexington Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of 04/24/2019, it is not known if Lexington 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 Lexington Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Lexington Housing Authority manages 99 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 92 7
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $290 $636
Monthly Cost $26,645 $4,455

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Lexington 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 31% having issued approximately 4 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 3 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 5 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $13,732 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 55% were extremely low income (ELI). 22% 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 76% 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, 29% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 13% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 57% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 12% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

28% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 28% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.

33% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 23% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Lexington Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 11% include at least one person with a disability. 33% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 14% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

17% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 53% with 2 bedrooms and 30% with 3 or more bedrooms. 56% 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 Lexington Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $321 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $343. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $127.



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 Lexington Housing Authority

Eastlawn

300 N Monroe St
Lexington, NE
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