Open Low Income Housing Waiting List in Nebraska

Find applications for 2 open low-income apartment waiting lists in Nebraska. Get the information needed to apply for HUD rental housing that can’t be found anywhere else.

Nebraska Housing Authorities

Ainsworth Housing Authority

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Ainsworth Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Ainsworth Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Albion Housing Authority

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Albion Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Albion Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Alliance Housing Authority

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Alliance Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Alliance Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Alma Housing Authority

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Alma Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Alma Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Ansley Housing Authority

Ansley Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Auburn Housing Authority

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Auburn Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Auburn Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Aurora Housing Authority

Aurora Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Bassett Housing Authority

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Bassett Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Bassett Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Bayard Housing Authority

Bayard Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Beatrice Housing Authority

Beatrice Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Beemer Housing Authority

Beemer Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Bellevue Housing Agency

Bellevue Housing Agency serves Nebraska.

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Benkelman Housing Authority

Benkelman Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Blair Housing Authority

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Blair Housing Authority Closed
Blair Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Blair Housing Authority is accepting applications for a waiting list now.

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Blue Hill Housing Authority

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Blue Hill Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Blue Hill Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Bridgeport Housing Authority

Bridgeport Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Broken Bow Housing Authority

Broken Bow Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Burwell Housing Authority

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Burwell Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Burwell Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Cairo Housing Authority

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Cairo Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Cairo Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Cambridge Housing Authority

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Cambridge Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Cambridge Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Central Nebraska Jt Housing Authority

Central Nebraska Jt Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Chadron Housing Authority

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Chadron Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Chadron Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Chappell Housing Authority

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Chappell Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Chappell Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Clarkson Housing Authority

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Clarkson Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Clarkson Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Clay Center Housing Authority

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Clay Center Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Clay Center Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Coleridge Housing Authority

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Coleridge Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Coleridge Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Columbus Housing Authority

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Columbus Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Columbus Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Cozad Housing Authority

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Cozad Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Cozad Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Creighton Housing Authority

Creighton Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Crete Housing Authority

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Crete Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Crete Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Curtis Housing Authority

Curtis Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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David City Housing Authority

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David City Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

David City Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Deshler Housing Authority

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Deshler Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Deshler Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Douglas County Housing Authority

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Douglas County Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Edgar Housing Authority

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Edgar Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Edgar Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Emerson Housing Authority

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Emerson Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Emerson Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Fairbury Housing Authority

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Fairbury Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Fairbury Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Fairmont Housing Authority

Fairmont Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Falls City Housing Authority

Falls City Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Fremont Housing Agency

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Fremont Housing Agency Open Until Further Notice

Fremont Housing Agency is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Friend Housing Authority

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Friend Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Friend Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Genoa Housing Authority

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Genoa Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Genoa Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Gibbon Housing Authority

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Gibbon Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Gibbon Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Goldenrod Regional Housing Agency

Goldenrod Regional Housing Agency serves Nebraska.

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Gordon Housing Authority

Gordon Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Gothenburg Housing Authority

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Gothenburg Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Gothenburg Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Grant Housing Authority

Grant Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Greeley Housing Authority

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Greeley Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Greeley Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Gresham Housing Authority

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Gresham Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Gresham Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Hall County Housing Authority

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Hall County Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Hall County Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Harvard Housing Authority

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Harvard Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Harvard Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Hastings Housing Authority

Hastings Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Hay Springs Housing Authority

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Hay Springs Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Hay Springs Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Hemingford Housing Authority

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Hemingford Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Hemingford Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Henderson Housing Authority

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Henderson Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Henderson Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Hooper Housing Authority

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Hooper Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Hooper Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Housing Partners of Western Nebraska

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Housing Partners of Western Nebraska Open Until Further Notice

Housing Partners of Western Nebraska is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Humboldt Housing Authority

Humboldt Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Imperial Housing Authority

Imperial Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Indianola Housing Authority

Indianola Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Kearney Housing Agency

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Kearney Housing Agency Open Until Further Notice

Kearney Housing Agency is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Lexington Housing Authority

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Lexington Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Lexington Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Lincoln Housing Authority

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Lincoln Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Lincoln Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Loup City Housing Authority

Loup City Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Lynch Housing Authority

Lynch Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Lyons Housing Authority

Lyons Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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McCook Housing Authority

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McCook Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

McCook Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Minden Housing Authority

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Minden Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Minden Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Nebraska City Housing Authority

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Nebraska City Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Nebraska City Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Neligh Housing Authority

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Neligh Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Neligh Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Nelson Housing Authority

Nelson Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Newman Grove Housing Authority

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Newman Grove Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Newman Grove Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Niobrara Housing Authority

Niobrara Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Norfolk Housing Agency

Norfolk Housing Agency serves Nebraska.

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North Loup Housing Authority

North Loup Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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North Platte Housing Authority

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North Platte Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

North Platte Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Northeast Nebraska Joint Housing Authority

Northeast Nebraska Joint Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Oakland Housing Authority

Oakland Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Omaha Housing Authority

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Omaha Housing Authority Open Now

Omaha Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Ord Housing Authority

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Ord Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Ord Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Oshkosh Housing Authority

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Oshkosh Housing Authority Closed

Oshkosh Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Oxford Housing Authority

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Oxford Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Oxford Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Pawnee City Housing Authority

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Pawnee City Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Pawnee City Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Plattsmouth Housing Authority

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Plattsmouth Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Plattsmouth Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Ravenna Housing Authority

Ravenna Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Red Cloud Housing Authority

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Red Cloud Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Red Cloud Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Sargent Housing Authority

Sargent Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Schuyler Housing Authority

Schuyler Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Shelton Housing Authority

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Shelton Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Shelton Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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South Sioux City Housing Agency

South Sioux City Housing Agency serves Nebraska.

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St. Edward Housing Authority

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St. Edward Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

St. Edward Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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St. Paul Housing Authority

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St. Paul Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

St. Paul Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Stanton Housing Authority

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Stanton Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Stanton Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Stromsburg Housing Authority

Stromsburg Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Sutherland Housing Authority

Sutherland Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Syracuse Housing Authority

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Syracuse Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Syracuse Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Tecumseh Housing Authority

Tecumseh Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Tekamah Housing Authority

Tekamah Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Tilden Housing Authority

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Tilden Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Tilden Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Verdigre Housing Authority

Verdigre Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Wayne Housing Authority

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Wayne Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Wayne Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Weeping Water Housing Authority

Weeping Water Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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West Central Nebraska Joint Housing Authority

West Central Nebraska Joint Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Wilber Housing Authority

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Wilber Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Wilber Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Wood River Housing Authority

Wood River Housing Authority serves Nebraska.

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Wymore Housing Authority

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Wymore Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Wymore Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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York Housing Authority

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York Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

York Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Are Public Housing Waiting Lists Open in Nebraska?

As of May 24, 2024, AHO is tracking 2 Public Housing waiting lists open right now.

AHO encourages you to apply continuously to open waiting lists as soon as possible. These waiting lists may close without sufficient notice.

How many Public Housing waiting lists were open in Nebraska in the last few years?

During the last three years, there were 65 Public Housing waiting lists open for at least a day in Nebraska.

How long were Public Housing waiting lists kept open in Nebraska in the last few years?

Public Housing waiting lists in Nebraska were kept open an average of 1,061 days over the last three years.

How hard is it to get a Public Housing unit if I don't currently live in the area the housing authority serves?

Some housing authorities have a preference for local residents in their waiting list placement. If you live outside the area you can get on the waiting list, but you will likely wait a long time before a unit becomes available, if at all.

Over the last three years, 1.5% of Public Housing waiting lists in Nebraska that opened had a preference for local residents.

To what extent do housing authorities in Nebraska increase access with online applications?

Online applications make it easier for low-income renters to apply for open waiting lists, especially when applying to different communities or when waiting lists are only kept open a short time.

Online applications were used for 7.7% of waiting list applications in in Nebraska over the last three years.

How fair is waiting list placement in Nebraska?

Random lotteries were used by 0% of housing authorities in Nebraska to place applicants on their waiting lists over the last three years.

Applicants placed at the bottom of a waiting list may wait up to two or three years before being offered a voucher. Placing applicants on a waiting list using a random lottery gives everyone a fair chance to be near the top of the list.

Many housing authorities place applicants according to the date and time of their submission. Applicants who apply later will have a long wait for assistance, which is especially unfair in cases where waiting lists are kept open just few days or less.

How long do households spend on a Public Housing waiting list in Nebraska before being offered a unit?

Households spend an average of 8 months on a waiting list before a unit becomes available for them in Nebraska.

Who is served by Public Housing programs offered through housing authorities in Nebraska?

Public Housing households served by housing authorities in Nebraska include:

  • 36% headed by seniors
  • 23% with a person with a disability
  • 24% with children
  • 30% where the majority of household income comes from wages earned

What is the income level of households served by Public Housing programs offered through housing authorities in Nebraska?

Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals, with "low-income" usually defined as income at or below 80% of the median income (80% AMI) for the county or metropolitan area in which the Public Housing units are located. However, most housing authority Public Housing programs serve households with much lower incomes.

A 50% AMI household is considered very low-income (VLI) and a 30% AMI household is considered extremely low-income (ELI). ELI households are a subset of the VLI households served by a housing authority.

In Public Housing programs of housing authorities in Nebraska, VLI households make up 86% of voucher-holding households.

ELI households make up 64% of voucher-holding households.

What is a low-income apartment?

A low-income apartment has a federal, state, or local government housing program that makes rent affordable for those who are in need of housing assistance.

These apartments may have rental assistance that allows tenants to pay a portion of their income for rent, or pay a fixed rent amount that is affordable to renters.

Are there different types of housing assistance for low-income apartments?

Yes, there are many different types of housing assistance programs for low-income apartments. Some housing programs, such as Public Housing, allow tenants to pay a portion of their income for rent. Others, like the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, provide fixed rents that are affordable to many renters.

The most common housing programs for low-income apartments include:

  • Public Housing
  • Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
  • Section 8 Project-Based Voucher
  • RAD Project-Based Voucher
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit
  • Section 202 Supportive Housing For The Elderly
  • Section 811 Supportive Housing For Persons With Disabilities
  • Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
  • Section 521 USDA Rental Assistance

Why is there a waiting list for low-income apartments?

There is a higher demand for low-income apartments than available units, so housing agencies have waiting lists. Building a waiting list allows the agency to quickly fill units that are no longer being occupied.

Who can apply for a low-income apartment waiting list?

To apply for a low-income apartment waiting list, the head of the household must be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen or an eligible immigrant. If the head of household cannot submit an application, another person can submit one on their behalf.

There are many qualifications to get a low-income apartment, including income, housing, and criminal history. But those requirements do not prevent a person from applying for an open waiting list.

What is needed to apply for a low-income apartment waiting list?

To apply for a low-income apartment waiting list, renters must usually provide their first and last name, date of birth, Social Security Number or Alien ID, and the total gross income of all household members (with exceptions).

Applications may ask for additional information, including housing history, criminal history, proof of income, and preference verification. Applicants may also be asked for demographic information, like gender, disability status, or race and ethnicity.

When can I apply for a low-income apartment?

Applications for a low-income apartment can only be submitted when the housing agency opens the waiting list.

Waiting lists in many areas are kept open indefinitely, but there are also apartments with waiting lists that are only open for certain periods. Depending on the area, if a waiting list is closed, it may not reopen for many months or years.

How do I apply for a low-income apartment waiting list?

When a low-income apartment waiting list is open, there can be a number of different ways to submit an application. In most cases, applications are available online, in person, by mail, or a variety of these options.

Contact the agency that manages the apartment to find out how to submit an application.

Where can I apply for a low-income apartment waiting list?

Renters can apply to most open low-income apartment waiting lists in the country. You do not have to live in the area to apply to most waiting lists, but there are some with restrictions. There are also some apartments with a housing program that is restricted for certain populations. If the apartment or waiting list is restricted, it means that the housing agency is targeting a specific demographic (such as elderly applicants), and documentation or a reference may be required to apply.

However, even if a waiting list is available to the general public, applicants who do not live in the area should check if there are preferences. Preferences give qualified applicants priority placement on the waiting list. And one of the most common preferences is for local residents. This means that non-local applicants may have a very long wait for a voucher, or may not get a voucher at all because of the local demand.

Can I apply for multiple low-income apartment waiting lists?

Yes, renters can apply for multiple low-income apartment waiting lists. There is no limit to how many waiting lists a household may be on.

But, it's usually not allowed to submit multiple applications for the same waiting list. If more than one application is submitted for the same waiting list, the household risks getting disqualified.

Is there an application fee for low-income apartment waiting lists?

Unlike Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, there are many low-income apartment waiting lists that charge a fee to apply. This depends on type of housing assistance for the apartment.

It is against HUD policy for a housing authority to charge an application fee for Public Housing or Section 8 apartments (including Project Based rental Assistance and Project Based Vouchers). If anyone is charging a fee for an application to these apartment types, they are either violating federal law, or a scammer.

But there may be an application fee for apartments with other housing programs.

How long is a waiting list for a low-income apartment?

After being placed on a low-income apartment waiting list, the wait may be anywhere between weeks, months, or even years.

There is no typical wait time for an apartment, but waiting lists are usually shorter than those for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher. The amount of time spent on a waiting list depends on many factors, including how many preferences are met, and the location of rental assistance. An applicant in one area of the country may wait for months, while someone in another area is awaiting for years.

Is there any way to get priority placement on a low-income apartment waiting list?

Yes, many housing agencies use preferences to give a priority to applicants who are part of groups in the area that are in great need of assistance.

Common preference categories for low-income apartment waiting lists include seniors, persons with disabilities, and those who live and work locally. Applicants who qualify for preferences will have a shorter wait time than those who don't.

How can I get more information about a low-income apartment waiting list?

The easiest way to get more information about many low-income apartment waiting lists is to contact the property manager directly. Most managers can be reached by phone, email, or both methods of communication.

Many housing agencies have websites, but not all sites have in-depth details about their apartments. So, contacting the agency directly is usually the most effective way to find out if a waiting list is open, how to apply, and other important apartment requirements.

How does a waiting list for low-income apartments work?

Renters must first submit an application to a housing agency with an open waiting list for a low-income apartment. If a apartment's waiting list is not currently open, applications cannot be submitted.

After applying and getting qualified for the waiting list, the household will be added to the list. Waiting lists that are open indefinitely are almost always sorted by date and time the application is received. If the waiting list for a low-income apartment is only open for a specific period of time, it may be sorted by either random lottery, or date and time.

If the household is selected for the waiting list, the housing agency will send confirmation. Be aware that some waiting lists have preferences (such as elderly or local applicants), and qualified households are given priority placement over others.

After getting placed on a waiting list, prepare to wait for some time. Waiting lists for low-income apartments are usually shorter than those for the Section 8 HCV program, but applicants may still wait weeks, months, or years, depending on the area.

Once the household reaches the top of the waiting list, an eligibility interview will be held to make sure that everyone is qualified. If the household does not meet the qualifications, they can continue applying to other open waiting lists for a chance to get a low-income apartment.