About OHA

Who We Are

Omaha Housing Authority is committed to providing diverse housing opportunities, enhancing the quality of life of the families we serve, and creating vibrant communities and sustainable neighborhoods. For more than 80 years, OHA has helped families achieve greater stability and self reliance by contracting with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide safe, affordable, quality housing through rent subsidies. With more than 20,000 residents and participants, over 170 staff, hundreds of partners and volunteers, we are one big family.


Our History

On May 21, 1935, the Nebraska Legislature passed the Metropolitan Cities Housing Authorities Law in Response to national efforts to revitalize economically depressed communities and finance low-rent housing. To initiate housing efforts in Omaha, the City of Omaha passed a resolution establishing the Omaha Housing Authority on May 28, 1935.


Our Core Values

  • We are a team
  • We build trust
  • We are diverse, inclusive, and equitable
  • We are welcoming
  • We actively listen
  • We practice de-escalation
  • We are exceptional
  • We practice self-care
  • We share power