Community Resources

Housing - Renting and Buying

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. - 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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Open Door Mission - Permanent Supportive Housing

2828 North 23rd Street East - (402) 829-1545:  Apartment complex consisting of 41 two and three bedroom apartments for men, women and families who may benefit from living in a stable environment for an extended period of time. Residents can live in a supportive housing environment while working or attending school full time.

Open Door Mission - Rebuilding Lives Center

2020 Avenue J East - (402) 829-1545: Single room occupancy rental units for men in a permanent supportive housing setting.  Requirements: single men desiring to live in a sober living community, U.S. citizen or legal immigrant, income under $25,450 per year with ability to pay monthly rent, not a full time student.  Background check required.  Meals, utilities, furnishings, and phone line included with rent.  Call for an application appointment.  Walk-ins NOT accepted.  No referral needed.  If there are no current openings, applicants will be screened and placed on a waiting list.

Oxford Houses - Greater Omaha

Oxford Houses are self-run, self-supported, addiction recovery houses.  For vacancy information, contact the specific Oxford House directly. The following Oxford Houses are located outside of Omaha: Spring Valley Oxford House (Men Only): 7104 South 36th Street, Bellevue - (402) 614-1826, Loess Hills Oxford House (Women and Children): 200 South 1st Street, Council Bluffs - (712) 256-1954, Bayliss Park Oxford House (Men Only): 725 5th Avenue, Council Bluffs - (712) 256-3855

Oxford Houses - Omaha (Men)

Oxford Houses are self-run, self-supported, addiction recovery houses.  For vacancy information, contact the specific Oxford House directly.  The following Oxford Houses are for male residents:  Benson Gardens: 2538 North 75th Street - (402) 934-2018, Cook: 6017 Pacific Street - (402) 558-0551, Columbus Park: 2553 Hickory Street - (402) 884-0081, Dundee Place: 5107 Davenport Street - (402) 991-9713, E Street: 2320 E Street - (402) 738-9912, Farnam: 3817 Farnam Street - (402) 933-8671, Twin Ridge: 4219 Walnut Street - (402) 556-7003, Stockman: 4532 South 41st Street - (402) 934-7412, Keystone Trail: 701 South 75th Street - (402) 933-8275, White Lion 2: 1909 South 50th Avenue - (402) 502-9632, Maenner Manor: 9170 Charles Street - (402) 884-7185, Morton Meadows: 4201 Barker Avenue - (402) 505-5495

Oxford Houses - Omaha (Women and Children)

Oxford Houses are self-run, self-supported, addiction recovery houses.  For vacancy information, contact the specific Oxford House directly. The following Oxford Houses accept women and children:  Blackstone: 3562 Jones Street - (402) 932-7094, Castelar: 2315 South 14th Street - (402) 614-1809, Lake Castle: 7218 Lake Street - (402) 991-3315, South Pointe: 3703 U Street - (402) 614-6182, Rosenblatt: 4231 South 12th Street - (402) 995-1087, Poppleton: 2711 Poppleton Street - (402) 715-5784

Oxford Houses - Omaha (Women)

Oxford Houses are self-run, self-supported, addiction recovery houses.  For vacancy information, contact the specific Oxford House directly. The following Oxford Houses accept female residents without children:  Elmwood: 5104 Pacific Street - (402) 553-4283, Meadow View: 2206 North 99th Street - (402) 502-6955, Embassy Park: 8909 Burt Street - (402) 934-5235, Spring Lake: 4020 South 23rd Street - (402) 932-1579

Restored Hope

2316 Howard Street - 345-7306:  Faith based transitional living facility for single mothers. Provides help to homeless and at-risk women to become stable, productive, spiritually grounded individuals with a renewed sense of self-worth and a positive outlook on their future. The program lasts one year and includes spiritual development, personal development, common sense parenting, mentoring, and life skills education.