Homelessness Prevention

In 2016 there were 694 individuals homeless in Lincoln and many more just one life event away from becoming homeless. Without a safe place to call home, the work that needs to be done to achieve economic stability can’t be accomplished. We work to ensure housing stability and prevent homelessness through our Emergency Services, Supportive Housing, Representative Payee, and Tenant Support Services Programs. Our Emergency Services Program provides emergency financial assistance with past-due rent, deposit and utility bills (including propane) for those that qualify. The Supportive Housing Program is a Rapid Re-housing program for families experiencing homelessness.  Our Tenant Support Services program focuses on eviction prevention, landlord and tenant mediation, and information regarding tenant rights and obligations in the state of Nebraska.  Representative Payee Program, sponsored by the Social Security Administration, provides financial case management to individuals who receive S.S.I. or S.S.D.I., but have been deemed by Social Security as incapable of properly handling their benefit payments. Through our subsidiary non-profit, Lincoln Action Program Housing Development Corporation, we provide safe, decent, affordable housing through two low-income housing tax-credit financed rental developments; one in Lincoln and one in Wahoo.