Rental Assistance

Section 8 Rental Assistance - Housing Choice Voucher

Lincoln Housing Authority administers the federal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program under a Moving to Work Agreement. Eligible households receive a voucher which allows them to lease a home or apartment with rental assistance paid directly to the landlord. Tenants generally pay 27% of their adjusted household income toward rent and utilities. The Lincoln Housing Authority pays the difference between what the tenant can afford to pay and the rent the landlord charges.

What is a Voucher?

The housing choice voucher (HCV) program is the federal government's major program that helps very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.

How do I apply?

Completing an application is your first step towards getting a voucher. Applications can be completed and accepted in one of three ways: In person, by mail, or online.

How long will it take for help?

Lincoln Housing Authority (LHA) does not have enough vouchers to serve everyone who applies. Long waiting periods are common.

How do I get a Voucher?

You have applied and waited for months for your name to get to the top of the waiting list.  What happens next?

How do I use a Voucher?

At your voucher briefing you will receive a lot of information about your voucher and documents that will help you figure out how to put your voucher to best use.

Can I move with a Voucher?

Your housing needs may change over time. The voucher program is designed to allow families to move without losing housing assistance.

How do I keep my Voucher?

Your Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher is a valuable benefit. Click the button above to learn how to make sure to keep your voucher.

Landlord Information

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