About Omaha Housing Authority

The Omaha Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Omaha, Nebraska.

The Omaha Housing Authority serves Omaha.

Omaha Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Omaha Housing Authority (OHA) is currently accepting Public Housing, Scattered-Site, and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The OHA offers 10 Public Housing properties for families, four Public Housing properties for senior/disabled households, six Scattered- Site locations, and eight Low-Income Housing Tax Credit properties.

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 may be specific requirements to be eligible for a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit property.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online pre-application here.
  2. Visit The Gateway to submit a pre-application, located at 4401 North 21st Street, Omaha, NE 68110, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm CT, Monday-Friday.
The following documentation is required at your scheduled appointment: State photo ID of all 18+ members of the household, birth certificates for all members of the household 17 years old and younger, Social Security Card for all members of the household, income and assets for all members of the household.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Displaced by natural disaster, displaced by domestic violence, displaced by hate crime, displaced by court-ordered No-Fault eviction, displaced by condemnation or other government action, avoidance of reprisal/witness protection, foreclosed home, family preservation, veteran, employed, elderly, disabled. Further explanation of each preference can be found on the pre-application.

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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 OHA website, or call the office at (402) 444-6900.

Summary

  • What: Omaha Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Apply by Phone

Last Updated on 04/12/2016.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Omaha Housing Authority (OHA) is currently accepting Public Housing, Scattered-Site, and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The OHA offers 10 Public Housing properties for families, four Public Housing properties for senior/disabled households, six Scattered- Site locations, and eight Low-Income Housing Tax Credit properties.

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 may be specific requirements to be eligible for a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit property.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online pre-application here.
  2. Visit The Gateway to submit a pre-application, located at 4401 North 21st Street, Omaha, NE 68110, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm CT, Monday-Friday.
The following documentation is required at your scheduled appointment: State photo ID of all 18+ members of the household, birth certificates for all members of the household 17 years old and younger, Social Security Card for all members of the household, income and assets for all members of the household.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Displaced by natural disaster, displaced by domestic violence, displaced by hate crime, displaced by court-ordered No-Fault eviction, displaced by condemnation or other government action, avoidance of reprisal/witness protection, foreclosed home, family preservation, veteran, employed, elderly, disabled. Further explanation of each preference can be found on the pre-application.

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 OHA website, or call the office at (402) 444-6900.

Summary

  • What: Omaha Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Apply by Phone

Last Updated on 04/12/2016.

Omaha Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Omaha Housing Authority (OHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. This waiting list was last open for one day in April 2016, and prior to that for one day in July 2015, and for one day in August 2014.

Please note: Only the first 750 appointments were accepted. 

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to call the OHA office to schedule an appointment. Appointments were only made over the phone.

No preferences were identified.

The OHA placed applicants onto the waiting list by date and time the pre-application is received.

Important note: Applicants will receive a confirmation number when either applying, or being placed on the waiting list, depending on housing authority policy. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

If any of your application information changes from the time you submitted the original pre-application (such as contact information, income, and household members), inform the housing authority immediately. 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 its policy on how to update pre-application information. 

For more information, please visit the OHA website, or call the OHA office at (402) 444-6900.

Last Updated on 04/11/2016.


About the Omaha Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Omaha Housing Authority manages 4,344 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 4,019 44 58 77 122
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $533 $472 $493 $507 $410
Monthly Cost $2,140,721 $20,768 $28,616 $39,041 $50,000

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Omaha 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 13% having issued approximately 328 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 11 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 2.7 persons and has a household income of $12,991 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 37% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 48% 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, 64% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 12% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

61% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 59% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

80% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 76% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Omaha Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 15% include at least one person with a disability. 26% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 81% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 45% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% 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 Omaha Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $356 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $675. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $149.



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 Omaha Housing Authority

305 S 16th St
Seecurities Building Lp is a 35 unit low income housing apartment community in Omaha.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Omaha.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
1234 S 13th St
Bayview Apartments is a 12 unit low income housing apartment community in Omaha.
1613 Farnam St
Farnam Building Apartments is a 30 unit low income housing apartment community in Omaha.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Omaha.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
5703 N 49th Ave
North Omaha Affordable Homes is a 24 unit low income housing apartment community in Omaha.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Omaha.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
4500 S 25th St
Kay Jay Towers is a 118 unit low income housing apartment community in Omaha.

Affordable Apartments near Omaha Housing Authority

2708 S 24th Street
2708 S 24th Street is a 19 unit low income housing apartment community in Omaha.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Omaha.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
3004 S 68th Ct # 3036
Arboretum is a 24 unit low income housing apartment community in Omaha.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
3203 N 60th Street
St. James Manor is a 60 unit low income housing apartment community in Omaha.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Omaha.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit