- State Data Overview
Across Nebraska, there is a shortage of rental homes affordable and available to extremely low income households (ELI), whose incomes are at or below the poverty guideline or 30% of their area median income (AMI). Many of these households are severely cost burdened, spending more than half of their income on housing. Severely cost burdened poor households are more likely than other renters to sacrifice other necessities like healthy food and healthcare to pay the rent, and to experience unstable housing situations like evictions.KeyFacts59,654Or23%Renter households that are extremely low income$25,100Maximum income for 4-person extremely low income household (state level)-37,587Shortage of rental homes affordable and available for extremely low income renters$33,838Annual household income needed to afford a two-bedroom rental home at HUD's Fair Market Rent.69%Percent of extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden
- State Level Partners
Become an NLIHC State Partner
NLIHC’s affiliation with our state coalition partners is central to our advocacy efforts. Although our partners' involvement varies, they are all housing and homeless advocacy organizations engaged at the state and federal level. Many are traditional coalitions with a range of members; others are local organizations that serve more informally as NLIHC's point of contact.
Inquire about becoming a state partner by contacting [email protected]
- Housing Trust FundHTF Implementation Information
NLIHC continues working with leaders in each state and the District of Columbia who will mobilize advocates in support of HTF allocation plans that benefit ELI renters to the greatest extent possible. Please contact the point person coordinating with NLIHC in your state (below) to find out about the public participation process and how you can be involved. Email Brooke Schipporeit with any questions.Current Year HTF Allocation
$3,000,000HTF State Resources
2016Official Directly Involved with HTF Implementation:
Director of Housing and Field Operations
Nebraska Department of Economic Development
PO Box 272
Spencer, NE 68777-0272
State Entity Webpage
NHTF-specific page11 MB
State Housing Profile
Congressional District Housing Profile
Research and Data
National Housing Preservation Database
The National Housing Preservation Database is an address-level inventory of federally assisted rental housing in the United States.
Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing
The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes
- Take Action
- COVID-19 ResourcesCOVID-19 Resources
Many cities and states are establishing rental assistance programs to support individuals and families impacted by COVID-19. This tracker links to news reports of various city, state and philanthropic rental assistance programs that are being established during the pandemic. Check NLIHC's cumulative list of rental assistance.
Updated on July 24, 2020.
Lincoln will receive $4 million in federal CARES Act funding to help individuals affected by the coronavirus put food on the table, make rent or mortgage payments, and pay utilities, Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird said Tuesday. $906,000 will be provided to individuals who meet eligibility requirements to make rent or mortgage payments, or to pay utilities. A total of $100,000 of that amount is slated to go to child care workers. Along with the federal funds, the Community Action Partnership is contributing $350,000 for housing and utility assistance, Gaylor Baird said, and the Lincoln Community Foundation is seeking funding from the state's Community CARES program, which is allocating $85 million to charitable providers across the state. https://tinyurl.com/yy8xn4gs
Across the country, homeless service providers are struggling to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to follow public health guidelines and help ensure people’s safety, some shelters are being forced to reduce services, restrict admittance, or close entirely. The loss of these critical resources puts people experiencing homelessness at even higher risk of illness. Check NLIHC's cumulative list of shelter closings.
Below is a list of shelters that have had to majorly alter services or completely close:
Connection Homeless Shelter is not taking new residents in order to help stop the spread of coronavirus among residents.
More households across central Nebraska are struggling to pay rent due to COVID-19. Tri-city homeless shelters are preparing for a potential rise in people requesting emergency housing. According to the associate executive director at the Crossroads Center Rescue Mission in Kearney, resident numbers in the organization’s shelters rose 30% over the past week.
Updated on July 28, 2020.
Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird announced on July 7 that the city will allocate approximately $906,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) to provide rent, mortgage, and utility payments. Approximately $2.7 million in ESG-CV will be used to assist people experiencing homelessness.
Updated on July 13, 2020.
Governor Ricketts’ signed an executive order on March 25 to protect Nebraska residents facing eviction due to COVID-19.
No information at this time.
Federal, state, and local eviction moratoriums are rapidly expiring and the CARES Act supplemental unemployment benefits will end soon; at that time, millions of low-income renters will be at risk of losing their homes. The NLIHC estimates at least $100 billion in emergency rental assistance is needed to keep low-income renters stably housed during and after the pandemic. This tracker links to news reports of the growing evictions crisis in various cities and states. Check NLIHC's cumulative list of eviction updates.
In the third week of July, 13.4% of adults in Nebraska reported they had missed their previous housing payment or had little confidence they would make their next one on time, according to a weekly survey conducted by the Census. In the same survey, 19,318 renters reported they had not paid their previous rental payment.
Lancaster In the immediate wake of the eviction moratorium expiration on May 31, 64 evictions were enforced. July 27
Updated: July 29
According to a weekly survey by the Census, 1 in 5 adults in the state either missed their last housing payment or have little/no confidence of being able to make next month’s housing payment.
Updated: July 16COVID-19 Resources Other
What to Know About Housing and Rent During the COVID-19 Emergency? https://tinyurl.com/y74ox85d
Arbor Realty Trust launched an innovative $2 million rental assistance program to help thousands of tenants and families significantly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Arbor is contributing $1 million to the program and participating borrowers will match Arbor's advances to its tenants in need to help fill the rent gap during the hard-hit months of May and June. Together, the partnership program will provide $2 million in relief. https://tinyurl.com/y9r6x9vb