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Lincoln Housing Authority

5700 R Street
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska 68505

Lincoln 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, Lincoln Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Lincoln Housing Authority serves Lincoln.

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

Open Lincoln 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.

Lincoln Housing Authority Website: http://www.l-housing.com/.

Lincoln Housing Authority Phone: (402) 434-5500.

Open Until Further Notice: Lincoln 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Lincoln 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.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Visit the LHA website to submit an online pre-application here.
  2. Download a pre-application here, then print and complete.
  3. Visit the LHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 5700 R Street, Lincoln, NE 68505, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday, and on Fridays from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm CT.

Once the paper pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Please note: You will receive a confirmation number once the pre-application has been submitted online. Please print that page for future reference. Also, you must print and sign the Authorization of Release of Information, and mail to the LHA. If you do not have access to a printer, they will mail you a copy once your application has been reviewed.

Documents are not required at this time. But, if you would like to send them in to speed up the process here is what is needed: Social Security Cards and birth certificates or naturalization papers for all household members, proof of all income, bank statements, any other assets, residency information for the last five years, proof of disability such as social security award letter.

The LHA does have a preference for: Disaster such as flood or fire, victim of domestic violence, veteran, and Nebraska Rentwise Certification.

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 LHA website, or call the office at (402) 434-5500 from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday, and on Fridays 8:00 am until 4:30 pm.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (402)434-5500.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/29/2018.

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

The LHA offers Scattered Site homes for families ranging in size from 2 to 5 bedrooms, and senior/disabled housing ranging from studios to 2 bedrooms.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Visit the LHA website to submit an online pre-application here.
  2. Download a pre-application here, then print and complete.
  3. Visit the LHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 5700 R Street, Lincoln, NE 68505, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday; and on Fridays 8:00 am until 4:30 pm CT.
Once the paper pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Please note: You will receive a confirmation number once the pre-application has been submitted online. Please print that page for future reference. Also, you must print and sign the Authorization of Release of Information, and mail to the LHA. If you do not have access to a printer, they will mail you a copy once your application has been reviewed.

Documents are not required at this time. But, if you would like to send them in to speed up the process here is what is needed: Social Security Cards and birth certificates or naturalization papers for all household members, proof of all income, bank statements, any other assets, residency information for the last five years, proof of disability such as social security award letter.

The LHA does have a preference for: Disaster such as flood or fire, victim of domestic violence, working at least 25 hours per week. elderly, or 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 LHA website, or call the office at (402) 434-5500 from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday; and on Fridays 8:00 am until 4:30 pm.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (402)434-5500.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/21/2016.

About Lincoln Housing Authority

More information about Lincoln Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.l-housing.com/.

Representatives of Lincoln Housing Authority may be available by phone at (402) 434-5500. 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Lincoln Housing Authority manages 2,858 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:

Tenant Protection Moving To Work Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 14 2,675 23 136
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $355 $390 $1,006 $366
Monthly Cost $4,968 $1,043,697 $23,136 $49,715

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Lincoln 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 18% having issued approximately 166 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 7 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $14,885 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 38% 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 56% 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, 55% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% 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.

51% of households included children, 17% of which had two adults in the household. 38% of households with children have a female head of household. 66% of all households were headed by a female.

30% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 19% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Lincoln Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% 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. 72% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

32% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 31% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% 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 Lincoln Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $382 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $370. 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 Lincoln Housing Authority

Mahoney Manor

4241 N 61st St
Lincoln, Nebraska

Hansen Scattered Sites

5012 W Loring St
Lincoln, Nebraska

Arnold Heights - F39

621 W Broadview Dr
Lincoln, Nebraska