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The Omaha Housing Authority (OHA) contracts with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide low and moderate-income individuals with safe and stable housing through rent subsidies. OHA administers over 2,700 public housing units and up to 4,300 housing choice (Section 8) vouchers.

A 7-member Board of Commissioners governs OHA. As a political subdivision, the Board members are appointed by the Mayor of Omaha and confirmed by the Omaha City Council. 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.

OHA’s central administrative office is located at 1823 Harney Street, Omaha, NE 68102.

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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Maureen Novak, Paralegal
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402-444-6900 ext. 2208

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