Affordable Housing In Douglas County
Nebraska

Housing Authorities that serve Douglas County

Housing Authority Programs
Douglas County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher; Family Unification Program (FUP)

Other Housing Authorities located in Douglas County

Housing Authority Programs
Omaha Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Douglas County, Nebraska

There are 193 low income housing apartment communities offering 9,224 affordable apartments for rent in Douglas County, Nebraska.

Income Based Apartments in Douglas County, Nebraska

Douglas County features 4,139 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Douglas County, Nebraska

There are 4,473 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Douglas County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Douglas County, Nebraska

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Douglas County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Douglas County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Douglas County, Nebraska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $851 and $1,041.

2020 Douglas County, Nebraska Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $650 $762 $946 $1,272 $1,419
Payment Standard Range $585 to $715 $686 to $838 $851 to $1,041 $1,145 to $1,399 $1,277 to $1,561

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Douglas County, NE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 193
Total Low Income Apartments 9,224
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 4,139
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.25%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $54,659 ±$661
Median Rent $812 ±$8
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.39% ± 1.23pp
Total Population 537,655

Population and Household Demographics

Douglas County is a County in Nebraska with a population of 537,655. There are 208,541 households in the county with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 38.25% of households in Douglas County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Douglas County

The median gross income for households in Douglas County is $54,659 a year, or $4,555 a month. The median rent for the county is $812 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Douglas County, a household making less than $2,707 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.39% of households who rent are overburdened in Douglas County.1

Area Median Income In Douglas County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Douglas County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,000

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Douglas County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for Douglas County HUD Rental Assistance in Douglas County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,100 $20,650 $23,250 $25,800 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $30,100 $34,400 $38,700 $43,000 $46,450 $49,900 $53,350 $56,800
80% of Median $48,200 $55,050 $61,950 $68,800 $74,350 $79,850 $85,350 $90,850

Cities In Douglas County

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City Listings Served By
Omaha 185 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Omaha are the Omaha Housing Authority and Douglas County Housing Authority.
Waterloo 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waterloo is the Douglas County Housing Authority.
Bennington 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bennington is the Douglas County Housing Authority.
Valley 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Valley is the Douglas County Housing Authority.
Ralston 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ralston is the Douglas County Housing Authority.
Boys Town 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boys Town is the Douglas County Housing Authority.
King Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves King Lake is the Douglas County Housing Authority.
Venice 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Venice is the Douglas County Housing Authority.