Community Resources

Housing - Homelessness Prevention and Services

Community Alliance

4001 Leavenworth Street - 341-5128:  Assistance for homeless men and women experiencing major mental illness. Community Alliance offers mobile outreach to find homeless individuals with mental illness in shelters and on the street, emergency assistance with food, shelter, and clothing, Mental health services and medications, and access to community service agencies. www.community-alliance.org

Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc. - Homelessness Prevention Program

Main Office - 2401 Lake Street - 934-7921 South Office - 3605 Q Street - 546-1013 Council Bluffs Office - 10 S 4th Street - (712) 322-4436: The Prevention Program helps individuals maintain current housing or seek other housing options to prevent homelessness. FHAS effectively addresses the challenge of homelessness, working directly with homeless persons and local shelters, providing assessment, case management, budget counseling, housing rental and subsidy information to move homeless persons from hopelessness and despair to permanent housing and greater self-determination.  www.fhasinc.org

Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc. - Homesearch Program

Main Office - 2401 Lake Street - 934-7921 South Office - 3605 Q Street - 546-1013 Council Bluffs Office - 10 S 4th Street - (712) 322-4436: The Homesearch Program helps homeless individuals and families locate permanent housing and move toward self-sufficiency.  www.fhasinc.org

Heartland Family Service - Heartland Housing Opportunities

6720 North 30th Street - (402) 457-7770 or contact Metro Home BASE at (402) 934-2273: provides assistance to rapidly re-house persons who are experiencing homelessness. Temporary financial assistance (1-12 months) and supportive services are provided. Resources are targeted and prioritized to serve households that are most in need of this temporary assistance and are most likely to achieve stable housing after the assistance concludes. To be eligible, applicants must reside in Douglas or Sarpy counties in Nebraska, or Pottawattamie County in Iowa AND be literally homeless.  www.heartlandfamilyservice.org

Heartland Family Service - Heartland Housing Solutions (Douglas and Sarpy Counties)

6720 North 30th Street - (402) 457-7770 or (402) 451-6244: Provides permanent supportive housing for individuals and families (preference given to families) who have a disability and are experiencing homelessness. To be eligible individuals must be homeless and have a long-term disabling condition.  www.heartlandfamilyservice.org

Heartland Family Service - Pottawattamie County Homeless Link

1515 Avenue J, Council Bluffs - (712) 309-0016: Provides outreach, referrals and services to homeless and near-homeless individuals in the Council Bluffs area. Onetime financial assistance, Short-Term Transitional Housing, and material donations are also available.  To access services, individuals must reside in Pottawattamie County and be literally homeless or at imminent risk of being homeless.  www.heartlandfamilyservice.org

Heartland Family Service - Short-term Transitional Housing (Council Bluffs)

1515 Avenue J, Council Bluffs - (712) 309-0016 or (712) 435-5350: Provides temporary housing assistance (1-6 months) and support services to individuals who are experiencing homelessness.  To be eligible, individuals must be homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness.  www.heartlandfamilyservice.org

Heartland Family Service-Heartland Homes (Pottawattamie County)

1515 Avenue J, Council Bluffs - (712) 309-0016 or (712) 435-5350: Provides permanent supportive housing for individuals and families who have a disability and are experiencing homelessness. To be eligible, individuals must be homeless and have a long-term disabling condition.  www.heartlandfamilyservice.org

Heartland Family Service-Transitions (Pottawattamie County)

1515 Avenue J, Council Bluffs - (712) 309-0016 or (712) 329-8900: Provides temporary housing and supportive services (up to two years) for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness. To be eligible individuals must be literally homeless and motivated to participate in programming. www.heartlandfamilyservice.org

Metro Home BASE

1914 South 42nd Street, Suite 375 - (402) 934-BASE (2273): Metro Home BASE is an area wide coordinated access agency that provides individuals access to services and housing resources.  For people who are experiencing a housing crisis in the Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie County areas, Metro Home BASE exists to connect you to emergency shelter or housing resources if you are at risk of losing your residence.   In order to access these services, call to complete an intake over the phone and to be connected to services.  http://www.metrohomebase.org/

Nebraska Aids Project: Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

250 South 77th Street, Suite A - (402) 552-9260: Assistance with housing , medical care, behavioral health services, transportation, and other support sevices available for homeless persons living with HIV/AIDS who qualify as low income.  www.nap.org and http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/dpc_hopwa.aspx

New Visions Homeless Services - David's House

1425 North 18th Street - (402) 505-3523: Permanent supportive housing for single men and single women.  Must be willing to work toward a sober lifestyle and be currently homeless.  www.newvisions.cc

Salvation Army HOME Program

3612 Cuming Street - (402) 898-5980 or (402) 898-7521: permanent supportive housing program serving persons that are homeless and have a documented disability.  Program participants live in an apartment in the community and pay 30% of their adjusted gross income toward rent and the HOME program pays the balance.  Assistance may be offered in paying monthly utility fees.  The program also provides case management, information and referrals to community resources, individualized service planning, crisis support and intervention, budgeting and money management, credit and debt counseling, and 24-hour staff accessibility.  www.givesalvationarmy.org

Salvation Army VA Housing Opportunities Program (VA-HOP)

3612 Cuming Street - (402) 898-5983: assists homeless veterans and their families that are at a very high risk of homelessness.  Community-based housing is provided for an average of 9-12 months.  Care is given in the areas of employment assistance, intensive case management, 3 months aftercare, substance abuse and mental health screening, referrals to community resources, permanent housing upon successful completion of program.  www.givesalvationarmy.org

Siena/Francis House - Day Services Center

1624 Nicholas Street - (402) 341-1821: The Day Services Center provides services to homeless individuals and families or connects them to other organizations for services including, affordable and appropriate housing, employment and education opportunities, money management, veterans services, domestic violence counseling, addiction counseling, mental health treatment, medical care, general assistance, and identification.  www.sienafrancis.org

Housing - Renting and Buying

Catholic Charities - St. James Manor

3102 North 60th Street - (402) 551-4243: Affordable housing primarily for low income, primarily single-parent, women and their children.  The manor has 60 units and provides a computer learning center and a free after school program on site.  Call for information on the application process.  www.ccomaha.org

Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc. - Home Ownership Program

Main Office - 2401 Lake Street - 934-7921 South Office - 3605 Q Street - 546-1013 Council Bluffs Office - 10 S 4th Street - (712) 322-4436: The Pre-Purchase Program has helped hundreds of people realize the dream of homeownership. Our services include, but are not limited to, Pre-Purchase Education, Individual Housing Counseling, Budget Counseling, and Post-Purchase Counseling.

In the Pre-Purchase workshop, you learn about becoming a homeowner, gain confidence about the process, and understand maintaining your home. We cover the above topics in the workshop and/or one-on-one counseling.  www.fhasinc.org

Holy Name Housing Corporation

3014 North 45th Street - (402) 453-6100: Holy Name Housing Corporation works within the North Omaha community, renovating old homes and building new homes. Their ultimate goal is to enable low and moderate income families to become homeowners, resulting in well-maintained neighborhoods with residents who are invested in the area and involved in the community.  To help ease the transition from renting to owning, they offer assistance in qualifying for a loan as well as counseling services and classes that focus on the importance of budgeting and home maintenance.  While good credit is needed to purchase a home, Holy Name has programs to help if credit is a problem.  They also have rental homes available for people who are working toward home ownership but need time to save money.  www.holynamehousing.org

Housing.NE.gov - Affordable Housing Listings

(877) 428-8844 or online: The service allows Nebraskans to locate available housing that best fits their needs either through the web site or via a toll-free number. Individuals will be able to easily search for housing using a wide variety of search criteria, access other helpful websites, as well as tools for renters, including an affordability calculator, a rental checklist, and renter rights and responsibilities information. www.Housing.NE.Gov will also provide information on supportive services throughout the State, especially those services linked to housing needs.  www.housing.ne.gov

 

Mercy Housing

(Main Office) 7241 Edna Court, La Vista - (402) 331-4428: Mercy Housing Midwest provides safe, affordable housing to more than 1,441 low- to moderate-income families, seniors and people with special needs. With 11 properties throughout Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska, Mercy Housing Midwest also provides services and programs that give residents a stable foundation to achieve their dreams.  Each property has its own leasing office, application process, and qualification criteria.   Applications from individuals with criminal records will be considered on a case by case basis.  Apartment Listings available at www.mercyhousing.org/midwest

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