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McCook Housing Authority

502 Missouri Avenue Circle
Mccook, Red Willow County, Nebraska 69001

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

McCook Housing Authority serves Mccook.

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

Open McCook 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.

McCook Housing Authority Phone: (308) 345-3605.

Open Until Further Notice: McCook 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 McCook Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

There are two ways to apply:

 

  1. Visit the MHA office to pick up an application, located at 502 Missouri Avenue Circle, McCook, NE 69001, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm CT, Monday-Friday.
  2. Request to have an application mailed to you by calling (308) 345-3605, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.


Once the application has been completed, you must call the MHA to make an appointment to return the application.

Be sure to bring these documents with you to the appointment: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, photo IDs for all adult household members, SS/SSI/unemployment benefit letter, bank statements, and any other proof of income.

The MHA does not have a preference.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the application is received.

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 MHA office at (308) 345-3605, from 8:00 am until 5:00 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)345-3605.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/02/2018.

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 McCook Housing Authority (MHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for senior/disabled households.

Please note: The MHA does not offer a Public Housing program for families.

The MHA offers one Public Housing community with 30 units for senior/disabled households.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the MHA office to pick up an application, located at 502 Missouri Avenue Circle, McCook, NE 69001, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm CT, Monday-Friday.
  2. Request to have an application mailed to you by calling (308) 345-3605 from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
Once the application has been completed, you must call the MHA to make an appointment to return the application.

Be sure to bring these documents with you to the appointment: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, photo IDs for all adult household members, SS/SSI/unemployment benefit letter, bank statements, and any other proof of income.

The MHA does not have a preference. 

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the application is received.

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 MHA office at (308) 345-3605 from 8:00 am until 5:00 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)345-3605.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/29/2016.

About McCook Housing Authority

Representatives of McCook Housing Authority may be available by phone at (308) 345-3605. 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 McCook 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 McCook Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, McCook Housing Authority manages 50 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
Vouchers 50
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $278
Monthly Cost $13,889

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for McCook 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 2 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 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 4 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 $14,182 per year. 90% of households were very low income (VLI) and 62% were extremely low income (ELI). 38% of households had wages as a major source of income, -1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 62% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 36% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 33% 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.

38% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 36% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

10% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 5% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the McCook Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 43% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 36% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

29% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 50% with 2 bedrooms and 21% with 3 or more bedrooms. 38% 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 McCook Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $319 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $373. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $118.



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 McCook Housing Authority

Mccook Public Housing

502 Missouri Avenue Cir
Mccook, Nebraska