overview of lha

The Housing Authority of the City of Lincoln (LHA) is a governmental entity established under state law, by the City of Lincoln, with a mission of providing affordable housing to the residents of Lincoln, Nebraska.  The Housing Authority fulfills that mission by:

      • >The ownership and/or management of 1400+ units of rental housing
      • >The administration of the federal Section 8 Rent Subsidy Program in the city of Lincoln
      • >The operation of two home ownership programs
      • >Tenant supportive services
      • >Community partnerships with other providers of housing and social services


Although the Lincoln Housing Authority is a governmental entity, it does not have the power to tax, and does not receive local tax dollars.  It is governed by a five member Board of Commissioners appointed by Lincoln’s mayor and approved by the City Council.   The Board of Commissioners appoints an Executive Director to oversee the daily operation, and ensure that the Board’s policies are implemented.

Currently, the LHA has 79 employees and operates with an annual budget of $25,000,000. Approximately $15,000,000 of that budget is federal funds distributed annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The Lincoln Housing Authority has been providing affordable housing to the citizens of Lincoln for over 60 years



Board of commissioners

Orville Jones III, Chair

Dallas McGee, Vice Chair

Becky Hanna, Commissioner

Peggie Weatherford, Commissioner

Georgia Glass, Commissioner


executive director

Larry Potratz