Affordable Housing In Douglas County
Nebraska

198 Low Income Apartment Communities In Douglas County

Community Alliance Housing IV

4901 S 52nd St
Omaha, NE
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Community Alliance Housing I

2301 Deer Park Blvd
Omaha, NE
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Omaha HOME Project

2511 S 10th St
Omaha, NE
HCV Welcome

Omaha

7724 Miami St
Omaha, NE
HCV Welcome

Community Alliance Housing VI

4350 N 88th Plz
Omaha, NE
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Seven Oaks of Florence

3405 State St
Omaha, NE
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Parker Street Homes

3413/3415/3416 Parker St
Omaha, NE

Ncthp

4460 Redman Ave
Omaha, NE
HCV Welcome

Omaha Crown

2614 Washington St
Omaha, NE
HCV Welcome

Stephen Center - Transitional Housing

2723 Q St
Omaha, NE
HCV Welcome

There are 198 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 9,392 affordable apartments for rent in Douglas County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 4,223 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Douglas County, HUD housing programs support 729 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 4,484 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

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

Douglas County, NE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 198
Total Low Income Apartments 9,392
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 4,223
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.25%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Total Population 537,655
Housing Units 208,541
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $54,659 ±$661
Median Rent $812 ±$8
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.39% ± 1.23pp

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
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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$623 $744 $927 $1,250 $1,383

Cities In Douglas County

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City Listings Served By
Omaha 190 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.