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The Douglas County Housing Authority is taking applications for a new housing program that will provide the participants an opportunity to become home owners. The CROWN Program is a credit to own program where the participants rent a house during an established period while developing home ownership skills and building an escrow to use for purchasing a home at the end of the participation period.

Valley CROWN

valley crown

These units are located in Valley, NE, on West Condron just south of Meigs Street. There are 12 houses, all of which are 3 bedroom units with a one car attached garage. Four of the units are designed and built for handicap persons, and the units meet the UFAS requirements for accessibility.

Gretna CROWN

These units are located in Gretna, NE, in the Sante Fe Pointe Subdivision. There are 15 single family houses, all of which are 4 bedroom ranches with attached two car garages. Two of the units are designed and built for handicap persons, and the units meet the UFAS requirements for accessibility.

Applicants must have income between 40% and 60% of the Area Medium Income for the number of persons in the household.

Applicants will also be screened and verifications will be conducted.

  • Income verification on all adult household members
  • Household composition status
  • Full time student status
  • Previous rental records
  • Criminal background checks
  • Citizenship verification on all household members

f you are interested in applying for the CROWN housing program, you can come to the Douglas County Housing Authority office to complete an application, or click the link below to open the Pre-Application. You can fill out the form, sign it and fax or mail to the DCHA office.


Rental Housing Programs

The Rental Housing Programs offers housing options for disabled, elderly and families whose income and qualifications meet the HUD and Low Income Housing Tax Credit program guidelines. Each property offers some form of rental assistance making it affordable for the residents. Applications for elderly and disabled units can be requested by calling 444-6203 ext. 10.

Single Family Rental Homes
DCHA owns and manages 38 three- and four- bedroom single-family homes located in southwest and northwest Omaha. When the Housing Authority opens the waiting list, notices will be placed in area newspapers.


DCHA's Single Family Rental Homes

Elderly and Disabled Housing
DCHA owns and manages elderly and disabled one bedroom apartments in three locations:

North Acres, located at 5449 North 108th Street, offers one-bedroom apartments
with a separate entrance to each apartment unit, a community center
for social events and a beautiful courtyard setting for outdoor enjoyment.

North Acres

Valley View, located at 400 West Meigs in Valley, offers 28 one-bedroom
apartments with a separate entrance to each apartment unit and a
community center for social gatherings.

Valley View

Valley Heights, located at 309-317 West Meigs in Valley, offers 16
one-bedroom apartments with a separate entrance to each apartment
unit as well as laundry facilities for resident use. The residents share
the community center located at Valley View.

Valley Heights

Benn View Apartments, located at 15652 N. 4th Street in Bennington, offers
24 one-bedroom apartments with separate entrances to each apartment
unit and a community center for social gatherings.

Benn View

Woodgate Townhomes, located at 78th and Whitmore Plaza, offers
two- and three-bedroom townhome units specially designed to meet the
needs of families with disabilities. An attached one-car garage is included
as well as a washer and dryer in each unit.

Woodgate Townhomes

Platte Valley Apartments, located at 712 S. West Street in Valley, offers one-
two- and three-bedroom spacious apartments. The three-bedroom units
offer two bathrooms.

Platte Valley

Section 8

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program enables low-income persons/families to rent from a private landlord with rental assistance administered by DCHA. Clients must find their own housing within DCHA's jurisdiction. Currently, the Section 8 program serves more than 1,000 families.

To be eligible for Section 8, clients must be a U.S. citizen or non-citizen with eligible status, meet income guidelines established by HUD, and pass a criminal background check.

There is a three-month to one-year waiting list for Section 8 assistance. When DCHA is accepting applications, a notice is published in the Omaha World Herald "public notices" section, in the Omaha Star and in the Thrifty Nickel. DCHA does not provide emergency housing. (See FAQ section for more information.)

Family Self Sufficiency
Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) is a voluntary program for Section 8 families designed to help clients obtain employment that will lead to economic independence and self-sufficiency. The FSS program is designed to link participants with the appropriate supportive community services and resources needed to reduce their dependence on public assistance. Participants create a five-year plan that includes training, education and employment goals. An interest-bearing FSS escrow account is established by DCHA for each participating family. The money is available to each participating family at the time of graduation from the program.

The Section 8 Homeownership Program works much like the Section 8 Rental Assistance program except that the subsidy clients receive is applied toward a mortgage on a home rather than to rent. To be eligible for homeownership, participants must be employed at least 30 hours/week, must meet income eligibility requirements, and must successfully complete a homeownership counseling program.


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