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

Project Based Voucher Waitlist: 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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is NOT the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. The Section 8 Project-Based Voucher program operates similarly to Public Housing, in which tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site.

Summary

  • What: Omaha Housing Authority Project Based Voucher Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Apply by Phone

Last Updated on 04/12/2016.

Project Based Voucher Waitlist: 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is NOT the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. The Section 8 Project-Based Voucher program operates similarly to Public Housing, in which tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site.

Summary

  • What: Omaha Housing Authority Project Based Voucher Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Apply by Phone

Last Updated on 04/12/2016.

Project Based Voucher Waitlist: 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is NOT the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. The Section 8 Project-Based Voucher program operates similarly to Public Housing, in which tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site.

Summary

  • What: Omaha Housing Authority Project Based Voucher 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.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Spencer, Alamo, Lo 54/100 08/12/2014
Securities Buildin 99/100 05/05/2014
Spencer Homes 71/100 05/01/2014
Southside Terrace 50/100 04/30/2014
Highland Tower 96/100 05/06/2014
Florence Tower 99/100 05/06/2014
Timber Creek Apart 94/100 05/07/2014
Scattered Sites Se 62/100 04/28/2014
Park North 95/100 05/05/2014
Spencer, Alamo, Lo 71/100 04/25/2013
Spencer Homes 69/100 04/24/2013
Southside Terrace 58/100 04/23/2013

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.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Public Housing
1234 S 13th St
Bayview Apartments is a 12 unit low income housing apartment community in Omaha.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
1613 Farnam St
Farnam Building Apartments is a 30 unit low income housing apartment community in Omaha.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Public Housing
5703 N 49th Ave
North Omaha Affordable Homes is a 24 unit low income housing apartment community in Omaha.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Public Housing
4500 S 25th St
Kay Jay Towers is a 118 unit low income housing apartment community in Omaha.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing

Affordable Apartments near Omaha Housing Authority

4460 Redman Ave
Ncthp is a 28 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.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
2344 N 92nd Ave
Camelot Villageapts is a 485 unit low income housing apartment community in Omaha.
2614 Washington St
Omaha Crown is a 12 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.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit