Thank you for your interest in the Housing Choice Voucher Program! This information has been prepared to acquaint owners and managers like yourself with the opportunities available under the program; and to answer any questions regarding participating in the Housing Assistance Payments Program. After review of this information, should you have any additional questions, please email or call our office.

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Program Description

The Housing Assistance (Section 8 ) Program is a United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Program administered by the Housing Authority of the City of Omaha, (OHA). This rental assistance program makes it possible for certified eligible households to obtain adequate rental housing while paying at least 30% of their income for rent.

Once approved and issued assistance, participants enter into a lease agreement with the property owner of their selected unit.

OHA inspects the unit to ensure it meets all Housing Quality Standards. The unit should already meet City Codes prior to the OHA inspection, and should be in a rental ready condition to withstand a minimum requirement of one (1) year’s occupancy.

Once the OHA inspection passes, OHA enters into a contractual agreement with the property owner to assist in paying the leased participant’s rent, as long as the participant is eligible and the unit meets standards.

Eligible applicants may be offered assistance in the form of many different Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) programs.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, elderly, handicapped, or disabled. Applicants are placed on the waiting list according to preferences and/or the date and time of application.