Community Resources

Housing - Homelessness Prevention and Services

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

Omaha 100

2401 Lake Street, Suite #102 - (402) 342-3773: The mission of Omaha 100 is to provide homeownership opportunities through public and private partnerships, financing, and technical assistance enabling low and moderate income borrowers to own their own home.  Omaha 100 provides conventional mortgage financing to approved applicants purchasing homes from community development corporations, public housing authorities, and from private homeowners on the open market.  Also, Omaha 100 offers a Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (NIFA) mortgage loan to applicants purchasing a home from a private homeowner on the open market.  Furthermore, Omaha 100 assist applicants who otherwise would not qualify for assists from traditional bank financing due to credit issues and/or insufficient savings for down payment and closing cost.  www.omaha100.org

Omaha Housing Authority (OHA)

540 South 27th Street - 444-6900:  Public, Senior, and Section 8 Housing in Omaha. OHA has strict criminal history regulations based on the type of offense and length of time passed. Detailed information is available on the OHA website under Public Documents. www.ohauthority.org

The Municipal Housing Agency of Council Bluffs

Regal Towers 505 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs - (712) 322-1491 and Dudley Court 201 North 25th Street, Council Bluffs - (712) 322-1901: Public Housing in Council Bluffs is open low-income families, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities.  Applicants with criminal backgrounds will be considered on a case by case basis.  However, convictions resulting from manufacture or production of methamphetamine on the premises of any assisted housing project or program result in a permanent bar from occupancy.  Applications for public housing can be submitted at either housing complex or online at www.mhacb.org

Housing - Transitional

Community Alliance - Housing Management Services

4001 Leavenworth Street - (402) 341-5128: Community Alliance Housing Management Services manages the rental application and lease processes as well as the physical property management for all Community Alliance owned and operated housing. The nonprofit Community Alliance system currently owns and/or operates over 200 housing units in the metropolitan Omaha area. All housing is for adult men and women who have a mental illness as is linked with mental health rehabilitation and support services.  www.cahms.org

Freedom Road 3/4 House

825 North 48th Street - (402) 933-7354: Freedom Road House is a three-quarter way house set up with the intent of preparing men in recovery to return to society and their families by becoming self-supporting, employed, and law abiding members of the community.  Information regarding house rules and application requirements is available at www.freedomroadhouse.com

Heartland Family Service - Heartland Transitional Housing

302 American Parkway, Papillion - (402) 552-7081: Scattered-site Transitional Supportive Housing program for single women and women with children who have experienced homelessness due to domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault. TSH programs provide rental assistance and services to help individuals and families break the cycle of homelessness.  Applicants must have income to cover monthly expenses.  www.heartlandfamilyservice.org

Hope of Glory Ministries - Williams Prepared Place

3525 Evans Street - (402) 991-3948: The Williams Prepared Place is a transitional living facility offering supportive services including substance abuse treatment.  The goal is to assist individuals and families attain self-sufficiency through spiritual awareness programs, rehabilitation programs, life skills, career development and job training.  To qualify an individual must be homeless, must be able to work and pay rent, and have a primary diagnosis of chemical dependency.  Rent is based on income.  The program runs for a minimum of 8 months.  www.hogcf.org

New Hope Life Center - Women's Transitional Living

(402) 345-4673: The New Hope Life Center for Women offers a six month minimum program commitment which addresses focused physical, mental, emotional and spiritual programming for residents.  The transitional living program is for adult females age 19 and over who have addiction issues and have completed an alcohol or drug treatment program.  More information on the program and the residency requirements is available on the website.  www.newlifehopecenters.com

New Visions Homeless Services - Timothy House

1435 North 15th Street, Council Bluffs - (712) 256-3940: The Timothy House is a 2 year transitional living program to help people transition to self-sufficiency.  The house consists of 26 individual units.  Programming includes small groups, therapy, AA, and more.  More information and applications are available at www.mohmsplace.org

New Visions Homeless Services - Veterans Transitional Living Program

1425 North 18th Street - (402) 505-3523: 2 year transitional living program is designed to help the veterans of the United States get back on their feet while aiding in their recovery from trauma, PTSD, financial loss, relationship issues, and general life problems of any kind.  This 26 unit complex comes as single bedroom apartments which consist of a kitchenette, living room, bedroom, bathroom and shower facilities in each room. Each apartment is approximately 500 square feet a piece. New Visions Homeless Services partners with Veterans Affairs to give each veteran the level of care that they deserve. From a personalized case plan to weekly therapy, each veteran is able to work on their life without distractions. Each veteran is also served a daily meal in our state of the art kitchen.  www.newvisions.cc

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