Affordable Housing In Douglas County
Nebraska

193 Low Income Apartment Communities In Douglas County

Livestock Commons

4920 S 30th St
Omaha, NE
Income Based
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Pine Tree Apartments

10351 Hamilton Plz
Omaha, NE
$749-1,015
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Drake Court Apartments

2116 Leavenworth St
Omaha, NE
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Renaissance Village

3612 Cuming Street
Omaha, NE
Income Based
Studio-3 BR
Accessible
HCV Welcome

Cherry Tree Apartments

8304 Underwood Ave
Omaha, NE
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Howard St Apartments

7520 Howard Street
Omaha, NE
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Cedar Hollow Apartments

23810 Cedar Hollow Mall
Waterloo, NE
$645-671
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Security Building

305 S 16th St
Omaha, NE
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Kay Jay Towers

4500 S 25th St
Omaha, NE
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Bluffs at Cherry Hills

6510 N 107th Plz
Omaha, NE
$875-1,132
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

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. Douglas County features 4,139 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 4,473 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Douglas County.

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Douglas County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1992 to 2010, 75 low income apartment communities containing 4,020 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Douglas County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Douglas County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $30,100 $34,400 $38,700 $43,000 $46,450 $49,900 $53,350 $56,800
60% of Median $36,120 $41,280 $46,440 $51,600 $55,740 $59,880 $64,020 $68,160

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Douglas County is $46,440 a year, or $3,870 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,870 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,161 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $753 $806 $968 $1,118 $1,248 $1,377
60% $903 $968 $1,161 $1,342 $1,497 $1,652
Fair Market Rents in Douglas County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$650 $762 $946 $1,272 $1,419

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.