Welcome to Nebraska NAHRO!
The Nebraska Chapter of the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) is a non-profit driven association of housing and community development providers dedicated to empowering its members in their advancement of the public causes of affordable housing, support services, and viable, sustainable communities that will enhance the quality of life, self-sufficiency, and independent living of Nebraskans through legislative advocacy, professional development, marketing, networking, peer recognitions, stakeholder collaboration, and the highest standards of ethics and accountability.
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A majority of NE NAHRO members are Public Housing Authorities (PHA). PHA’s are political subdivisions created under state statute by local government. PHA’s were created for the purpose of providing low income housing to their community. Due in large part to the wide assortment of low income housing development tools that have been available throughout the years, PHA’s are as varied as the communities they serve. One of the more common tools used to assist families in need is rental subsidy provided by the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) most typically in the form of Public Housing or the Housing Choice Voucher Program (also known as Section 8). Because HUD subsidy is so common, Public Housing Authorities are often incorrectly referred to as HUD or seen as an extension of the Department of Housing & Urban Development when in fact the relationship is more contractual in nature.
Nationwide, 40% of those receiving assistance from Public Housing Authorities are children who need a stable place to live. Housing is integral for children to fulfill their potential in school and to be given the same opportunity to succeed as we as a nation have promised all of our children. Over 40% of those assisted by Public Housing Authorities are considered elderly or disabled by the Department of Housing & Urban Development. Some are Veterans, many are grandparents or great-grandparents and more still are doing the best they can with a physical or mental limitation that impairs their ability perform daily functions that most Americans take for granted. Many of the remaining people receiving assistance from Public Housing Authorities are hard working parents or individuals doing the best that they can. Most are employed or actively looking for work but simply do not make enough to support their family and pay for housing costs.
Though housing is a basic need and the need for affordable housing is at an all-time high, housing agencies have been devastated by federal cuts to core programs. The basic contractual relationship between HUD and a Public Housing Authority, in simplified terms, requires the PHA to charge a rental rate or provide a subsidy amount based upon a family's income. In turn, the federal government (HUD) will then reimburse the Public Housing Authority for the rental amount they are not receiving from the client who is unable to pay the full amount. Over the past decade, this reimbursement amount and/or the fees paid to administer these programs to the PHA by the federal government, have been steadily declining to the point that many PHA’s are unable to operate some or all of the HUD programs without staggering losses. In order for these tried and tested programs to continue, PHA’s in Nebraska need your voice and your support. Please support your local housing authority.
The Nebraska Chapter of NAHRO offers quality technical support and development services to housing and community development professionals. Join us and experience the following membership benefits:
Educational and Professional Development
Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy
Policy Development Research
Technical Information and Assistance
Collaboration with other CDCs
Positive Professional Image
Awards and Recognition Program
Dues are effective according to the calendar year, January through December. Membership dues are invoiced by a separate billing process in December. Dues must be received by March 1st of the membership year. Dues cannot be prorated.
The Nebraska Chapter of NAHRO offers two categories of membership: Active and Affiliate. These two categories are further broken down into Agency and Individual memberships. Detailed information and pricing can be found on the membership form below.
Membership Form for Nebraska NAHRO can be found here