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Waiting List Information

The Section 8 waitlist is currently closed, but when it is open it will be published in the OWH (Sunday paper under "houses for rent") - Omaha Star - EL Perico new papers and on this website.

How do I get on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list?

Omaha Housing Authority announces the opening of the waiting list in the Omaha World Herald and the Omaha Star newspapers at least 7 business days prior to the date applications will be accepted. You need to call the toll free number on the date and time listed in the advertisement.


How long will I have to wait before I receive Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher assistance?

Currently the estimated wait for assistance is 6 to 8 months.


I am homeless or I need immediate assistance. Why can’t I get my Section 8 now?

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is not an emergency housing program. Applicants are placed on the waiting list according to the date and time of their complete application.


What happens if I move before I reach the top of the Section 8 wait list?

It is your responsibility to notify 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:

3005 Emmet Street

Omaha, NE 68111


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.