Pathways to Prosperity
Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc.
Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) advances financial empowerment and community prosperity for individuals and families through quality volunteer tax return preparation, financial education, asset development, and community partnerships. With Financial Stability as the primary goal, the strategies to increase clients’ knowledge include: education to maximize earned income, prepare tax returns and monthly financial education and asset development workshops focused on budgeting, credit, savings, and asset development to lift families out of poverty.
Ways to Work – Pathway to Economic Self-Sufficiency
Heartland Family Service
The Neighborhood Centers provide direct assistance that mitigates hunger and food insecurity, provides the tools and education for individuals to rise out of poverty and live healthier, happier lives. The two centers (St. Martin de Porres Center in north Omaha (SMdP) and Juan Diego Center (JDC) in south Omaha) are well-recognized community venues that affirm the dignity of each person receiving services. They have created a culture of trust and competence by intentionally promoting a welcoming environment for low- to no-income individuals and families in these communities. Services include: Food Pantry – their two emergency food pantries serve over 20,000 low- to no-income individuals on-site and through mobile pantries annually.
Resident Services: 2-Generation Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
Mercy Housing Midwest
The foundation of stable, affordable housing at Mercy Housing Midwest (MHMW) is supplemented with no-cost Resident Services (RS) to help residents become stable in housing and finances, perform better in school, value health and their community. Resident Services Coordinators (RSCs) tailor services to community and individual needs, but their model is the same at each property.
Financial Stability Program for Latinos
Midlands Latino Community Development Corporation
MLCDC provides economic opportunities that benefit low-income entrepreneurs and families. MLCDC’s programs focus on: workforce development (childcare development, clothing manufacturing and food processing), business development, access to capital (micro-lending) and financial capability (Asset building and asset protection, budgeting, credit repair and home buyer education).
Healthy at Home
Rebuilding Together Omaha
Rebuilding Together Omaha rehabilitates homes of low-income senior homeowners so that they may live in warmth, safety and independence. The home repair program directly impacts housing stability helping people stay safely housed and maintain what is likely the largest asset they have ever owned. Homeowners living 50% below the median income for their area often cannot afford the expense of hiring a plumber, electrician, or contractor to make critical or especially emergency repairs. Sometimes the free repairs are the difference between keeping and losing a family home.
Permanent Housing Transition
Stephen Center Inc.
Permanent Housing Transition Support will provide programming, curriculum, and case management services to increase financial understanding and earning potential for Stephen Center’s PSH (Permanent Supportive Housing) residents. These activities will include but are not limited to: job skill development, GED/HS diploma, post-secondary training, budget development and management, repairing credit score, and debt reduction. These activities will be offered by Stephen Center and other community partners. In addition, Stephen Center will have emergency shelter and HERO clients participate in the financial understanding and earning potential programming to increase their ability to support themselves and families.