Latest News for: Omaha homeless


Project Homeless Connect Norfolk reaches fifth year

Norfolk Daily News 10 Oct 2021
Our Savior Lutheran Church saw more than 600 guests Friday at the fifth annual Project Homeless Connect Norfolk event ... To prepare for the event, Lacy Kimes, one of the organizers, visited the Omaha chapter. Kimes said she saw the massive difference in the homeless population in both cities — they were more visible in Omaha than in Norfolk.

Youth Emergency Services plans new headquarters in Omaha

Omaha World-Herald 06 Oct 2021
An Omaha nonprofit that helps homeless and runaway youths wants to build a new headquarters just west of downtown — bringing together its various outreach and housing services onto one campus ... Youth Emergency Services hopes to build a new campus at the site of the former Omaha Housing Authority administrative offices near 27th Street and St.

Project Homeless Connect provides 'plan of action' to those in need

Norfolk Daily News 06 Oct 2021
Project Homeless Connect Norfolk has hit its 100-plus volunteer quota and is now looking forward to helping those in need and educating the community at its annual event on Friday, Oct ... Homelessness does not look the same here in Norfolk as it does in metropolitan areas like Omaha or Lincoln, Kimes said.

Sime to leave Micah House

The Daily Nonpareil 22 Sep 2021
Micah House Executive Director Jaymes Sime will leave the homeless shelter to take over an Omaha-based nonprofit ... .

House renews law allowing VA to build hospitals with private aid

Omaha World-Herald 22 Sep 2021
A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Victory II Apartments in Omaha on Friday, September 18, 2020. The apartments are designated for homeless veterans, with supportive services from the VA also on site ... Omaha VA explores partnership for new care facility, including possibly UNMC's Project NExT ... House of the Rising Sun, Robert Allan of Omaha.

Resurrection gives back through God's Work, Our Hands

Omaha World-Herald 14 Sep 2021
... from an Amazon wish list created by Least of My Brethren, a group of volunteers from the Omaha and Council Bluffs metros looking to make a difference for the homeless.

LifeNet Omaha's newest aircraft flies food, other donations to Open Door Mission

Omaha World-Herald 05 Sep 2021
A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Victory II Apartments in Omaha on Friday, September 18, 2020. The apartments are designated for homeless veterans, with supportive services from the VA also on site ... in east Omaha ... Nebraska sees 1.6% increase in individuals experiencing homelessness ... Our best Omaha staff photos & videos of September 2021.

Rental aid given to more than 3,600 Omaha households; almost $17 million more on the way

Omaha World-Herald 31 Aug 2021
More than 3,600 Omaha households facing financial hardship during the pandemic have been able to pay their rent or another crucial bill from a pot of federal assistance money ... As of mid-August, Omaha’s Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless had distributed more than 75% of the $22 million the city received from round one of the U.S.

Eviction moratorium will end, but help available for Nebraskans struggling to pay rent

Scottsbluff StarHerald 29 Aug 2021
Reece Ristau Omaha World-Herald. Supreme Court Allows Evictions To Resume. On Aug ... 3 ... Those. The U.S ... 3 ... 3 ... In Omaha, the emergency rental help is being managed by the Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless ... Those who live in Douglas County, outside the Omaha city limits, can visit or call 402-616-2330 for more information ... .

Bulk of Nebraska's $200 million in federal rental aid has yet to be distributed

The North Platte Telegraph 14 Aug 2021
In Omaha, the Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless has distributed about $15 million of the $20 million in 2021 emergency federal rental assistance that the nonprofit is handling for the City of Omaha ... It has helped fewer households than the Omaha program and served about as many tenants as the Lincoln program.

After flash flood, some Omaha families now face financial storm

Omaha World-Herald 13 Aug 2021
Storms pound Omaha Saturday night. After last week's flooding filled some Omaha basements and left at least two families homeless, those affected are turning to Facebook fundraisers and GoFundMe campaigns and even contemplating bankruptcy as they sort out financial calamity ... Vis Major, Boiler Room among businesses cleaning up after Omaha's flooding.

Man's child sex assault conviction is overturned over Douglas County prosecutor's 'negligence'

Omaha World-Herald 25 Jul 2021
Man to spend 8 to 10 years in prison in 'brutal' beating of homeless Omaha man ... 'Hero' or 'devil'? Omaha man sentenced to 40-70 years for killing sex offender ... Omaha attorney who received plea bargain for domestic abuse cases faces new charges ... After stopping sexual assaults of girl, Omaha man began assaulting her himself.

Man to spend 8 to 10 years in prison in 'brutal' beating of homeless Omaha man

Omaha World-Herald 23 Jul 2021
Four homeless men were sleeping under a bridge along the Keystone Trail in central Omaha a year ago ... One of them beat the other to a pulp, nearly killing him "for no reason," according to one of the men gathered in the makeshift homeless camp ... Two fellow homeless men witnessed the assault and filled in the blanks that Spindler couldn’t.

Cuban government protests, endangered snakes and more: All of the biggest weekend stories

Sandhills Express 18 Jul 2021
Omaha woman arrested as alleged suspect in cutting Friday. Endangered snakes born at Omaha zoo. Lincoln officials defend removal of homeless encampment.

Baton Rouge's Amedisys completes deal allowing home health and hospices in areas of Nebraska, Iowa

The Advocate 07 Jul 2021
VNA will continue to provide programs and services in Omaha and western Iowa, including homeless shelter nursing services, parenting support, physician-ordered mother and child services, flu and immunization services, school health programs, and infusion pharmacy.