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Affordable Housing In Omaha
Douglas County, Nebraska

186 Low Income Apartment Communities In Omaha

St. James Manor

3102 N 60th Street
Omaha, Nebraska
Income Based
2-3 BR

Kellom Villas

1102 North 25th Avenue
Omaha, Nebraska
Income Based
3 BR

La Bonne Vie North

6004 Ville De Sante Drive
Omaha, Nebraska
Income Based
1-2 BR

La Bonne Vie South

5315 S. 94th Court
Omaha, Nebraska
Income Based
1-2 BR

Ville de Sante Apartments

6250 Ville De Sante Dr
Omaha, Nebraska
Income Based
2-3 BR

Lofts on 24th Street

3101 S 24th St
Omaha, Nebraska
2-4 BR

Ville De Sante Terrace

6202 Ville de Sante Drive
Omaha, Nebraska
Income Based
1-2 BR

Laurel Hill Apartments

6003 Laurel Ave
Omaha, Nebraska
Income Based
2-3 BR

Stone Plaza

6025 Ville De Sante Dr
Omaha, Nebraska
Income Based
1-2 BR

Grace Plaza Apartments

1833 North 18th Street
Omaha, Nebraska
Call For Rent
2 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Omaha

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Omaha, Nebraska

There are 186 low income housing apartment communities offering 9,007 affordable apartments for rent in Omaha, Nebraska.

Income Based Apartments in Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha features 4,095 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 Omaha, Nebraska

There are 3,896 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Omaha.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Omaha, Nebraska

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Omaha landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Omaha.

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

2020 Omaha, 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 research.

Omaha, NE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 186
Total Low Income Apartments 9,007
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 4,095
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.17%
Average Renter Household Size 2.24
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $49,896 ±$557
Median Rent $799 ±$8
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.27% ± 1.38pp
Total Population 440,034

Population and Household Demographics

Omaha is a city in Douglas County, Nebraska with a population of 440,034. There are 173,764 households in the city with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 42.17% of households in Omaha are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Omaha

The median gross income for households in Omaha is $49,896 a year, or $4,158 a month. The median rent for the city is $799 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Omaha, a household making less than $2,663 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.27% of households who rent are overburdened in Omaha.

Area Median Income In Omaha

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Omaha, the AMI is calculated from all households within Douglas County.

In Omaha, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,000

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 Omaha

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Omaha

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,300 $20,900 $23,500 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $30,450 $34,800 $39,150 $43,500 $47,000 $50,500 $53,950 $57,450
80% of Median $48,750 $55,700 $62,650 $69,600 $75,200 $80,750 $86,350 $91,900