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The Authority contracts with HUD to provide low and moderate-income individuals with safe and sanitary housing through rent subsidies. The Authority administers over 2700 public housing units and over 3700 Section 8 units. A five-member Board of Commissioners governs the Authority. The members of the Board are appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council. The Authority’s central office is located at 1823 Harney Street, Omaha NE 68102.

Commissioners serve staggered five-year terms, and, as the governing body, set policies governing the operations of OHA and chartering the direction of current and future programs. Board action is effected by the adoption of Resolutions approving or authorizing the Executive Director or his designee to implement policy and/or conduct business.

Our Team

Joanie Poore, Chief Executive Officer
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Michelle Therkildsen, Executive Assistant
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402-444-6900 ext. 2245

Susan Gilroy, Director of Compliance
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402-546-3600 ext. 2278

Brian Hansen, General Counsel
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402-444-6900 ext.2238

Maureen Novak, Paralegal
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402-444-6900 ext. 208

Rhonda Hodge-Mason, Chief Financial Officer
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402-444-6900 ext.2225

Jody Holston, Director of Public Housing
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402-546-3600 ext. 2277

Sal Issaka, Director of Resident Initiatives & Public Housing Engagement
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402-444-7100 ext. 2212

Latina Jackson, Director of Human Resources
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402-444-6900 ext.2227

Steve Schrader, Director of Procurement & Capital Improvements
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402-444-6900 ext.2270

Philisa Smith, Housing Choice Voucher Director
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402-444-4200 ext.2200