Welcome to Tenant Support Services
Welcome to Community Action's Tenant Support Services resources website. 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. This website was made possible through funds from the Keno Human Services Prevention Fund, and has been developed with Lincoln, NE tenants in mind. Our goal is to provide local tenants with the information and resources necessary to maintain successful relationships with landlords and know their rights and responsibilities. If the information on this page does not address your particular need, just ask us a question - we are here to help.
On March 25, 2020, Governor Ricketts gave Executive Order No. 20-07, giving temporary eviction relief for the state of Nebraska because of COVID-19 and concern for public health.
Under the Executive Order, if a tenant falls behind on rent after March 13, 2020 as a result of one of the following:
- Suffered a substantial loss of income resulting from COVID-19 or the related state of emergency, such as job loss, reduction in compensated hours of work, closure of place of employment; or
- Missed work to care for a relative or a child due to notice from a school or a childcare facility that the child may not attend due to closure or attendance limitations related to COVID-19
then the landlord is to defer the eviction until June 1, 2020.
The tenant still needs to pay rent during this time. A tenant is still responsible for all rent and late fees that accrue during this time. If the tenant fails to pay any amount of rent or late fees that accrue during this time, the landlord may file for eviction after May 31, 2020 unless the order is extended by the Governor.
A landlord still has the right to give a 14/30-day notice for non-compliance of the lease, a 5-day notice for criminal activity, or a 30-day notice of termination of a month-to-month lease, and file for eviction if the tenant remains in breach and/or possession of the property after the time allotted.
No landlord can evict a tenant because they or any member of the household has been diagnosed or has a suspected diagnosis of COVID-19.
If you cannot pay rent because of loss of income related to COVID-19
Notify your landlord immediately of the situation, along with any notice of your place of work closing or reducing hours of operation if possible. Attempt to set up some type of payment plan with your landlord as soon possible. If you do set up a payment plan with the landlord, get the agreement in writing, signed by both parties, and make sure both parties have a copy.
Executive Order 20-07
If you have questions, please call our Tenant Support Specialist at 402-875-9353