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Rainbow Terrace

Applicants interested in Rainbow Terrace must meet income qualification standards, citizenship status (for at least one family member / rental rate prorated based upon the number of citizens or legal immigrants present in the home), suitability standards as imposed by HCHA, criminal, gang and drug-related background checks and must not be indebted to another federally assisted housing agency.  Other restrictions may apply.  HCHA imposes a minimum rental rate of $50 and a flat and ceiling rental rate of $633 effective March 1, 2024.

The approximate waiting list time for these apartments is 18 to 24 months (subject to change without notice).  Applications are based on a preference system.  Applicants who do not meet one or more preferences may be subjected to much longer or even indefinite waits.

All Public Housing residents must perform eight hours of Community Service per month or be exempted from this regulation (exemption criteria include employment, job training, elderly status, or proof from a medical professional that you are unable to perform this requirement).

Rainbow Terrace consists of 27 one-bedroom apartments, which include three handicapped-accessible units.

Smoking is allowed 25 feet from the building.

Amenities include:

  • Electricity, gas, sewer, and trash included in rental payment.
  • Range, refrigerator, and air conditioner provided.
  • Laundry room located in building with coin-operated machines.
  • Community Room that may be reserved for private use by tenants.
  • Discounted cost for optional Expanded Basic cable TV from Charter Communications.
  • Ample lot and street parking.
  • Secure building entrances.
  • Short walk to HCHA Administrative Office.
  • Great location in the middle of Grand Island (near the hospital, shopping, grocery stores, etc.).
  • Supportive referral services are available.
  • HCHA officer availability and property monitoring.