About York Housing Authority

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

The York Housing Authority serves York.

York Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The York Housing Authority (YHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for general occupancy.

The YHA offers one Public Housing community with 75 units for general occupancy, ranging in size from 1 to 2 bedrooms. Please only apply if your family composition can fit into one of these units.

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 two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the YHA to pick up an application, located at 215 N Lincoln Ave., York, NE 68467, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm CT, Monday-Friday. If the office is closed, you can get an application on the wall outside the office.
  2. Request to have an application mailed to you by calling (402) 362-5900 from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above, during the times listed.

Documents are not needed to turn in the application. However, after the YHA has reviewed the application,  you will receive an appointment to come in to the office to finish the application process. At the time of the appointment be sure to bring in all of the documents that are on the front of the application.

The YHA 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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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 YHA office at (402) 362-5900 from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Summary

  • What: York Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: The Elderly. Persons with Disabilities.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 04/29/2016.


About the York Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the York Housing Authority manages 73 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 73
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $299
Monthly Cost $21,860

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for York 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 5% having issued approximately 15 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 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 14 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 $12,096 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% 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 66% 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, 38% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 33% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

43% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 40% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

4% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the York Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 37% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 33% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

11% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 62% with 2 bedrooms and 27% with 3 or more bedrooms. 48% 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 York Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $298 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $446. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $93.



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.


Affordable Apartments near York Housing Authority

2220 N Nebraska Ave
York Del Ray Plaza is a 24 unit low income housing apartment community in York.
215 Lincoln Ave
York Leisure Home is a 32 unit low income housing apartment community in York.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
123 Meadow View Dr
Hearthstone Court is a 26 unit low income housing apartment community in York.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units