Resources for Applicants, Partners and Organizations
Front Porch Investments is an intermediary organization and does not provide housing, housing services, or direct financial assistance to families or individuals through the normal course of our business and activities. Instead, we partner with and provide funding to organizations that have affordable housing programs and initiatives that support our mission, values, and strategic plan. We also partner with and provide funding to developers and housing providers that also support our mission, values, and strategic plan.
We know and understand that finding housing or help with a housing crisis is stressful and difficult. Below are some organizations who provide direct services.
While we are all in the business of advocating for, and in some cases, providing access to affordable housing, Front Porch Investments is not affiliated with these organizations and cannot vouch for, nor guarantee that they will have capacity to provide explicit assistance for your household.
Need Housing Help?
For help related to emergency financial assistance: Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless (MACCH “match”) Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) website.
If you are homeless and looking for a place to stay tonight:
Most shelters and supportive housing services require an assessment through a coordinated entry system. Coordinated entry is not a waiting list, but rather a way to assess your need and find the right services for you.
Are you sleeping outside, living in your car, or staying in an abandoned building? The Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless (MACCH) Street Outreach team helps meet the needs of people living on the streets in the Omaha Metro area. Teams go out Monday-Friday in Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie Counties and they can meet you where you are at!
Referrals are available to:
- Outdoor Supplies
- Mainstream Benefits
- Case Management
- Primary Health Care
- Mental Health Care
- Substance Use Care
For more information please call: (402) 957-1747 (please leave a message with your name and the best way to contact you. A team member will reach out to you within one business day).
If you need to speak with someone before a member of the team is able to connect with you, please call 2-1-1. For pantries and a full list of community resources, please call 2-1-1
Shelter Operations supported by the City of Omaha:
Pettigrew Emergency Shelter
2723 Q Street
Omaha, NE 68107
1117 N. 17th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Catholic Charities (a shelter for survivors of domestic violence) < >
CRISIS HOTLINE: 402.558.5700
Rapid Rehousing supported by the City of Omaha
Rapid Rehousing helps families and individuals living on the streets or in emergency shelters solve challenges finding stable housing. The program shortens the time our community members experience homelessness and helps prevent a return to homelessness.
Crisis Engagement Team: 402-763-7531 (leave a voicemail message)
If you are looking for affordable rental housing:
Finding the right apartment or house at the right price is hard. Both private and nonprofit housing providers have few vacancies, and some apartment owners have waiting lists. Below are some resources in the Greater Omaha Metro area to consider:
Metro Housing Collaborative (MHC) < > compiles listings for affordable rental properties and provides information regarding monthly rent, location, size of apartment, and whether the owner accepts Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8). Additionally, MHC < https://metrohousingcollaborative.com/tenants-prospects/> will provide support to pay property partners (landlords) a rental incentive in exchange for securing prospects’ housing, provide educational opportunities on maintaining a rental home, assist tenants with issues as they arise throughout the lease term, and encourage ongoing communication between the tenant and the property partner. Their website also lists helpful tenant resources!
Apply for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waitlist and other rental assistance:
If you are having trouble paying your rent:
Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless (MACCH “match”) Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) website
If you are having trouble with your landlord:
For legal help, eviction prevention services, contact: Legal Aid of Nebraska
If you are looking to buy a home:
Homeownership is a path to building wealth for you and your family. You can find homeownership counseling and financial resources through these organizations:
Participants in the Urban Homestead Program get help borrowing money to pay for a newly rehabilitated home through homebuyer services provided by Omaha 100.
Family Housing Advisory Services helps community members learn about buying and owning a home. If you are looking to improve your credit in order to expand your rental and homeownership options, this nonprofit organization provide education and counseling services to help improve your credit:
If you currently own your home and need assistance for repairs, energy efficiency, or improvements, the following programs are offered by the City of Omaha or through local partners:
Exterior Repair - The City of Omaha’s Emergency Repair Program fixes home issues that threaten the health, safety, and well-being of very low-income households. These issues may be faulty roofs, lead-based paint hazards, or issues related to accessibility.
Home Accessibility Program - The City of Omaha's Home Accessibility Program helps make homes accessible for people with disabilities. Home modifications focus on entrances, bathrooms, and paths of travel.
Emergency Repair Program - The City of Omaha’s Emergency Repair Program fixes home issues that threaten the health, safety, and wellbeing of very low-income households. These issues can be heating systems, broken water heaters, or exterior water and electrical service lines.
Handyman Program - The City of Omaha’s Handyman Repair Program provides minor repair and maintenance services for Omaha single-family homeowners aged 60 or older. Minor repair and maintenance services could include minor plumbing, weather-stripping, replacing doors, installing smoke detectors and repairing wooden stairs, among other things.
Energy Conservation - Healthy Homes Program - The City of Omaha's Energy Conservation/Healthy Homes Program (ECP/HH) identifies and makes small repairs up to $5,000. These repairs might increase energy efficiency, such as minor weatherization, replacing thermostats and replacing storm windows. ECP/HH repairs might include replacing dryer ducts, limited flooring replacements, HVAC filters and installing handrails or guards, among other things.
Lead Hazard Control Program - The City of Omaha’s Lead Hazard Control Program removes lead-based in single-family and multi-family residences. This includes both interior and exterior lead-paint hazards. The program is available to homeowners and investor-owned properties built before 1978 that are generally located east of 42nd Street (contact The City for exact program boundaries).
For property owners and real estate investors:
Rental Rehabilitation Program - The City of Omaha’s Rental Rehabilitation Program helps rental property owners of vacant single family properties (1-4 units) within the Omaha City limits east of 72nd Street make necessary repairs. Rehabilitated properties are rented to low-income and moderate-income persons.