Lincoln is facing a crisis.
It’s up to everyone to confront it.
Lincoln was struggling with housing affordability before COVID-19. As we emerge from the pandemic, we can’t wish this crisis away. We have to listen, learn, and then help lead our community through it.
Together, Lincoln can lead meaningful change so all of us have safe, affordable, adequate homes.
No more than 1/3 of your income should be spent on housing.
Number of eviction hearings from September 2020 to January 2021.
Number of evictions ordered from September 2020 to January 2021.
Number of people that it takes to make real change. That’s you.
Through policy, activism, events, and awareness campaigns, Collective Impact Lincoln and partners take daily action to address our housing crisis.
We can all act right now to end the eviction 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.