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This issue of Review of Applied Urban Research features "Multi-Family Housing Characteristics Within the Douglas County Housing Arthority Geographic Area," by Patrick Krick, Timothy McNally, Thomas Moriarty, and Jerri Schaaf.

The Douglas County Housing Authority (DCHA) was formed in 1976 to address the particular housing needs of the modest income residents of rural Douglas County, Nebraska and suburban fringe areas outside the Omaha corporate limits. The geographic area served by the DCHA includes the suburban fringe, the five incorporated cities and villages of Bennington, Elkhorn, Ralston, Valley, Waterloo, and the remaining rural portions of Douglas County. This area is bounded by the Platte River on the west and the Omaha City limits on the east, and contains about 210 square miles, or approximately 63 percent of the land area in Douglas County, Nebraska. The DCHA geographic area notably excludes the City of Omaha, Nebraska, which is served by the Omaha Housing Authority (Map 1 ).