The Nebraska City Housing Authority was created as a Rotary project in 1962 for the express purpose of providing low cost housing to elderly Nebraska City residents. Our mission is to be the area's affordable housing choice. We provide and maintain safe, quality housing in a cost-effective manner. By partnering with others, we offer rental assistance, comprehensive housing opportunities for qualified individuals and families, and other related services which benefit the greater community.
- Our History
- Rental Rates
The History of Public Housing In Nebraska City
The Nebraska City Housing Authority was created as a Rotary project in 1962 for the express purpose of providing low cost housing to elderly Nebraska City residents. In April of 1963 an annual contributions contract was signed between the Housing Authority and the Public Housing Authority now known as Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The cornerstone ceremony took place on October 11, 1964.
The public housing program is authorized under the United States Housing Act of 1937. It authorizes the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide technical and financial assistance to public housing agencies to provide decent, safe, and sanitary dwellings at affordable rents to lower income seniors. All Public Housing Agencies are required to operate each project with efficiency, economy, serviceability and stability.
Updating and remodeling the public housing units and property is an ongoing process that is funded through a grant by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Capitol Fund Program. This amount changes annually.
Riverview Terrace currently has 55 units in the high rise building which include handicapped accessible apartments, efficiency apartments, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments. There are an additional 20 cottage units on the property that include four 2 bedroom apartments and 16 one bedroom apartments.
Riverview Terrace is an independent living apartment facility and houses a Senior Center sponsored by Blue Rivers Area on Aging on-site which hosts a lunch program Monday - Friday and activities on Tuesdays and Thursdays (closed most holidays). The Senior Center can be contacted at 402-873-1525.
How Is Rent Figured For Public Housing?
Rental rates for Riverview Terrace are based upon a formula comprised of income plus a percentage of assets minus a percentage of medical expenses. Total tenant payment is figured to be the higher of either (1) 10% of monthly income, (2) 30% of adjusted monthly income, or (3) minimum rent.
Income includes but is not limited to: Social Security benefits, Disability benefits, pensions, employment, unemployment, Veterans benefits, support income, etc.
Assets include but are not limited to: real estate, stocks, bonds, IRAs, savings accounts, checking accounts, certificate of deposits, cash value of life insurance, etc.
Out of pocket medical expenses will reduce the amount that a resident pays for rent if they are age 62 and above or are disabled. Out of pocket medical expenses are those not covered by any insurance, Medicaid, charity, etc.
Documentation is required for all income, assets and medical deductions. All income and asset information must be disclosed to the NCHA office.
Prospective residents may chose the flat rent option or income based rent option. Currently the flat rent amount for a 1 bedroom unit is $400 per month and $510 a month for a 2 bedroom unit.
The Nebraska City Housing Authority is governed by a five member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of Nebraska City. The Board meets quarterly and each Commissioner serves a five year term.