About OHA

The Omaha Housing Authority (OHA) contracts with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide low and moderate-income individuals with safe and stable housing through rent subsidies. OHA administers over 2,700 public housing units and up to 4,300 housing choice (Section 8) vouchers.

A 7-member Board of Commissioners governs OHA. As a political subdivision, the Board members are appointed by the Mayor of Omaha and confirmed by the Omaha City Council. Commissioners serve staggered five-year terms, and, as the governing body, set policies governing the operations of OHA and chartering the direction of current and future programs. Board action is effected by the adoption of Resolutions approving or authorizing the Executive Director or his designee to implement policy and/or conduct business.

OHA’s central administrative office is located at 1823 Harney Street, Omaha, NE 68102.

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. The Authority contracts with HUD to provide low and moderate income individuals with safe and sanitary housing through rent subsidies. The Authority administers over 2700 public housing units and over 3700 Section 8 units. A five-member Board of Commissioners governs the Authority. The members of the Board are appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council. The Authority’s central office is located at 1835 Harney Street, Omaha NE 68102.

Commissioners serve staggered five-year terms, and, as the governing body, set policies governing the operations of OHA and chartering the direction of current and future programs. Board action is effected by the adoption of Resolutions approving or authorizing the Executive Director or his designee to implement policy and/or conduct business.