Community Resources: Housing & Utilities
No one should have to live without safe, sanitary, and secure housing. There are a number of organizations throughout the Omaha metro area which will provide you with a temporary place to stay and help you find a path to sustainable, permanent housing.
2301 S. 15th St.
Omaha, NE 68108
Carol’s House of Hope
7815 Harney St.
Omaha, NE 68114
Open Door Mission
2828 N. 23rd Street E
1702 Nicolas Street
2809 N 20th Street
2723 Q Street
1415 Avenue J
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
1435 N 15th Street
Council Bluffs, IA
5401 S. 33rd Street
Shelter for Expecting Mothers
- Youth Emergency Services – The Maternity Home 2679 Farnam Street, Suite 205, Omaha, NE 402-345-5187
- Runaway and homeless youth ages 16 to 21 who are pregnant or parenting 402-345-5187
Bellevue Housing Authority
Council Bluffs Municipal Housing
Douglas County Housing Authority
Omaha Housing Authority
Other Housing Resources
- Bellevue Social Service – 402-293-3139
- Family Housing Advisory Services – 402-934-7921
- Catholic Charities of Omaha- 402-554-0520
- Child Saving Institute 402-553-6000
- DHHS – 402-471-3121 or 402-471-6035 or 800-254-4202 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Douglas County General Assistance – 402-444-6215
- ENCAP – 402-453-5656
- ENOA (E.NE of Aging) – 402-444-6444
- Habitat for Humanity – 402-934-1033
- Heart Ministry Center – 402.451.2321
- Heartland Family Services – Sarpy- 402-339-2544, Douglas- 402-553-3000 or 800-523-3666
- Hud.gov – 402-492-3139
Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless (MACCH)– 402-680-2184 – 115 S 49th Ave Omaha NE 68132
Murphy’s Turning Point – Specializing in relapse prevention for men in addiction recovery. 402-598-8639
- 1110 North 31st Avenue, Omaha, NE 68131
- 2816 North 26th Street, Omaha, NE 68105
- 3519 Leavenworth Street, Omaha, NE 68105
Rebuilding Together Omaha 2316 South 24th Street Omaha, NE – 402-965-9201
- Provides emergency repair and home modification to supply families with safe and secure living.
Safe Haven Community Center 2895 Binney Street, Omaha, NE 402-932-6103
- Homeless intervention and prevention housing search services
Salvation Army- THRU (Transitional Housing Residential Units) 402-898-5983 – 3612 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE
- Provides 12-month transitional housing that helps families and individuals reintegrate back into the community by providing housing, support services, and assistance with obtaining affordable and safe permanent housing. Average wait time is 6 months
- Must be homeless/legally evicted. Age 19 or older. Must meet income guidelines. Must have at least 30 days of sobriety. Must be 30 days medication compliant (if applicable)
Salvation Army — VA-Housing Opportunities Program 402-898-5983
- 3612 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE, 68131
- 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; permanent housing provided upon successful completion of the program
Together Inc. – 402-898-5860
Veteran Assistance – 800-VET-HELP or 202-546-1969 or 1-877-424-3838
- DCHA – 402-444-6203 – VASH Vouchers
- US Dept of Veterans Affairs – 402-346-8800
ACCESS Nebraska- Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
Alegent Health Financial Assistance
Monday through Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
To qualify for any assistance, uninsured/underinsured patients will be asked to complete a CHI Financial Assistance Application (available in multiple languages on website) which includes information relating to household income.
American Red Cross
2912 S 80th Ave Omaha, NE 68124
American Red Cross of the Omaha/Council Bluffs Metro serves as the Nebraska/Kansas Region headquarters serves communities across Burt, Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Harrison, Mills, Pottawattamie, Sarpy, Saunders, Thurston and Washington counties.
Connect2Compete – Cox Communications
Cox’s Connect2Compete program is open to families with K-12 children who qualify for free or reduced school lunch through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In addition, Cox has partnered with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support its ConnectHome initiative. Families with K-12 children who live in Public Housing, as well as K-12 families who receive Tenant-Based Vouchers, Project-Based Vouchers or Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) are eligible for Cox’s Connect2Compete discounted internet service offer.
Website to enroll: https://www.cox.com/aboutus/connect2compete.html
DHHS Emergency Assistance Program
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Emergency Assistance helps with money and/or services for needy children and other household members when there’s an emergency situation. The program helps when the situation is threatening to the health or well-being of an eligible child and family.
Douglas County General Assistance
1111 South 41st St. Ste 220 Omaha, NE 68105
Chapter 68 of the Nebraska Statutes requires counties to provide for the poor of the county who are not eligible for any other governmental assistance and do not have a parent, stepparent, or spouse responsible for their support. These statutory requirements are the basis for the programs administered by the Department of General Assistance, which are considered to be “programs of last resort.”
Family Housing Advisory
2401 Lake Street Omaha,
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Closed on the weekends.
Our programs reach low-to-moderate income persons seeking to avert a crisis and/or improve their housing, finances, and quality of life through a unique combination of services that change the way we think about money, saving, spending priorities, and preparing for the future, thereby, eradicating poverty and bringing about self-sufficiency, changing the landscape of impoverished communities and our city, one household at a time.
GreenPath Financial Wellness – Omaha Location
8031 West Center Rd. Suite 204 Omaha, NE 68124
Debt Counseling in Person: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00am-5:00pm; Tuesday 11:00am – 6:00pm
Debt Counseling by Telephone: Monday-Thursday 7:00am – 9:00pm; Friday 7:00am – 6:00pm; Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm.
Help resolve financial concerns and get you on the path to financial success. GreenPath offers credit counseling and debt counseling over the phone and in person for convenience.
For Immediate Assistance:800-550-1961
Heart Ministry Center
2222 Binney St Omaha, NE
Walk-in Food Pantry & Clothing Closet Hours: Wednesday & Friday 10:00am – 1:00pm; Thursday 10:00am – 1:00pm (Seniors only)
Porto Urgent Care Clinic: Wednesday & Friday 9:00am – 11:30am
Provides the following services; clothing closet, food pantry, health & dental care, educational classes, youth mentoring, resource center, legal clinic, holiday meal baskets and gifts, and a Self-Sufficiency program for single, low-income mothers.
Heartland Family Services – Sarpy- 402-339-2544, Douglas- 402-553-3000 or 800-523-3666
Low Income Ministry of Dodge County
549 North H Fremont, NE 68025
Tuesday 10:00am – 2:00pm Thursday 5:00pm – 7:00pm Crisis Case Management: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm Clothing Center: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm Saturday 9:00am – 12:00pm Additional Hours Available By Appointment
Emergency financial assistance for rent and utilities. Clothing center: nominal donation, no cost with referral, job interview clothing available. School Supplies for students K- 12 at the beginning of the school term.
Provides free and confidential information and referral for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more
Dial 211 or 402-444-6666 or 1-877-557-2200
Nebraska Health and Human Services
If you might be getting a utility shutoff, or have received a shutoff notice, you may be able to get a one-time crisis payment. To receive help with crisis assistance you must meet income guidelines, as well as crisis criteria or have an unforeseen household issue that created the crisis.
NE Telephone Assistance Program (NTAP)
NTAP P.O. Box 94927, Lincoln, NE 68509-4927
NTAP assists qualifying low-income individuals with obtaining and keeping telephone services by lowering monthly service and connection rates.
(800)526-0017 (Nebraska only) www.psc.state.ne.us/index.htm
216 S 34th St Omaha, NE 68131 Provides health equipment loans 402-341-6559
3612 Cuming St Omaha, NE 68131
Automated recording; be prepared to leave and number for information on utility and energy assistance.
Main phone: 402-898-5900
Direct number for utility assistance: 402-898-5966
The Salvation Army Lied Renaissance Center
Divisional Headquarters & Social Services 3612 Cuming St Omaha, NE 68131
Resources for rental assistance, utilities assistance, transitional housing 402-898-5966
Sarpy County General Assistance
1261 Golden Gate Drive, Suite 5E Papillion, NE 68046
Provides financial assistance for rent, utilities, or non-food items. Restrictions: Eligibility is based on income and resources. Monthly income and resource guidelines vary based on the number of related persons in the household and current State of Nebraska poverty guidelines.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
2101 Leavenworth St Omaha, NE 68102
Contact agency and be prepared to leave and number. They will refer you to the nearest Catholic Church that may provide financial assistance. Listed is the location of their food pantry. Call to set up a meeting to line up services if unable to meet your basic needs.
812 S 24 Street Omaha, NE 68108
Together provides short term financial assistance for Rent, Utilities and Deposits to individuals and families to avoid or end homelessness. Please bring: Your photo ID, Social Security card for all people in your house and a current piece of mail dated within 30 days – if you do not have these items please ask to speak with a Case Manager to assist you.
1805 Harney St Omaha, NE 68102
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
2421 N 24th St Omaha, NE 68110
On the job training and vocational training 402-444-4700
http://www.neequaljustice.org/ click on “free tax preparation”