When the HCV waitlist is open, it will be published in the OWH (Sunday paper), Omaha Star, and El Perico newspapers and on this website at least seven business days prior to the date applications will be accepted. Instructions on how to apply, date and time, will be listed in the advertisement.
Currently the estimated wait for assistance is six months to two years.
The Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program is not an emergency housing program. Applicants are placed on the waiting list according to the preferences as well as the date and time of their complete application.
It is your responsibility to notify the Omaha Housing Authority of any changes so we can reach you when you reach the top of the wait list. Information can be mailed or dropped off at 1823 Harney Street, Omaha, NE. 68102. If you have an online account with us, you can update your information at myportal.ohauthority.org.
Chapter 4 of the Administrative Plan details Applications, Waiting List, and Tenant Selection. Please click on the Administrative Plan link to review the chapter in detail.