Lincoln is facing a crisis.
It’s up to everyone to confront it.
Housing is unaffordable for 46% of Lincolnites who rent at all income levels.
21,655 Lincoln households are cost-burdened by their housing.
85% of extremely low-income families spend more than one-third of their income on rent.
Lincoln must address these issues before they become worse.
We can all act right now to end the housing crisis in our community. Here is an assortment of ways to get involved, no matter your time or resources.
Everyone in our community has a story. As we move forward together, Speak Up is sharing stories from Nebraskans who are directly affected by housing insecurity and eviction through a series of short films and other media.
From Matthew Desmond's seminal work Evicted to local stories and information that put a human face on the housing crisis, there are no shortage of ways to learn more about the issue before us – and what it will take to solve it.
Whether you are directly affected by housing instability or if you simply care about others and want your community to thrive, you can act today.