This week, the House Appropriations Committee approved an increase in funding aimed at helping homeless veterans get back on their feet at the urging of Congressman Ashford and a bipartisan group of legislators.

Mayor Says Legislative Action Could Increase Local Property Taxes Or Lead To Major Cuts

February 3, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Chris Beutler today said cities are willing to do their part to help the State solve its budget crisis. But he called on the State Legislature to reconsider proposals that could force cities to raise property taxes and make major service cuts. He said the State, through a combination of actions and inactions, is in danger of creating a "destructively adverse" financial situation for cities and cited three areas of concern

New Homeless Program Created With Stimulus Funds

Lincoln, NE - November 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Chris Beutler today announced that a new program has been created with about $1.4 million to help the homeless and near-homeless in Lincoln. The Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP).

HUD Offers Permanent Homes for Homeless Vets in Omaha

WASHINGTON, DC - July 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development announced the final allocations of more than 10,000 vouchers to local public housing authorities across the country to provide permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans. Omaha is receiving 35 vouchers totaling $197,067.

HUD Awards $7.9 Million in Homelessness Prevention Funds to Nebraska Communities

WASHINGTON, DC - July 09, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded a $7,871,814 grant to 3 grantees in Nebraska to rapidly re-house families who fall into homelessness, or prevent them from becoming homeless in the first place.


June 20, 2008 - Mayor Chris Beutler participated a groundbreaking today for a “green build” house in the historic Malone neighborhood. The design of the home at 631 N. 24th Street includes passive solar techniques, materials, and building methods essential for sustainable design.


Mayor Chris Beutler today announced that local agencies serving the homeless have been awarded a record $1,630,861 million in federal grants. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awards “Continuum of Care” grants through a competitive process. The grants provide permanent and transitional housing as well as job training, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and child care.


Mayor Says User Fees Increases Help Prevent Property Tax Hike

Mayor Chris Beutler today said user fee increases helped his administration meet its main objectives for the City's first biennial budget - no property tax increase, no major program cuts and no use of one-time money for ongoing programs.


NIFA’s Homeownership Team Announces Top Producer and Shining Star Award Winners

NIFA’s Homeownership team recently held annual lender training meetings at the LaVista Conference Center on October 17th and at the Holiday Inn Express in North Platte on October 18th. At these events, awards were presented to the Top Producers and Shining Stars. Top Producer awards are given to the top ten loan officers who originate the most NIFA loans for first-time homebuyers in Nebraska in 2015.