Housing Stability

housing STABILITY

It's tough to put a value on calling some place "home". But imagine how overwhelming it feels for those who pay about a third or more of their income to keep a roof over their heads right here in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area.

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When the monthly income can’t support the house or rent payment, people often lose their home or apartment and have to move, perhaps more than once – which is hard on children and adults alike.

THE IMPACT OF NOT HAVING STABLE HOUSING:

When kids have to change schools, data shows it negatively impacts their classroom performance. It increases the dropout rate and ultimately causes problems as they become adults, with depression as a key factor. In the Omaha Public Schools, 8,723 students move in any given year.*

HOW UNITED WAY OF THE MIDLANDS ADDRESSES THE CHALLENGES: 

This year, United Way is providing 15,000 services that link individuals and families to housing supports and help stabilize their living situations. Included in the services are: 

      • Housing transition and reintegration for the homeless
      • Repair services for the elderly and disabled
      • Tenant services and financial eduation training
      • Outreach and education for those unable to advocate for themselves 

By 2025, United Way of the Midlands will deliver more than two million basic needs services to our neighbors who live in poverty, with the goal of helping them achieve financial stability.  


We visited Women's Center for Advancement to see first-hand how our funded programs are linking people to services that empower them toward stable living situations. View video below:


The generosity of many individuals in our area has empowered United Way of the Midlands to invest with the goal to reduce poverty in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. To learn more about how we invest, visit: 

 

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For group volunteer opportunities, please contact Dani Ohlman at volunteer@uwmidlands.org or 402-522-7949.

 

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* United Way of the Midlands’ 2025 Goals.