Speak Up For Housing Rights is committed to sharing information, resources, and calls to action to address eviction and housing affordability in Lincoln.



In Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of twenty-first-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.


Behind On Rent

A short film by filmmaker Gabriella Parsons Nova that shares the stories of housing-insecure Nebraskans and their families amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Behind on Rent highlights the human toll of our burgeoning eviction crisis and features those who are working to protect our most vulnerable neighbors. WATCH
(28 minutes, 2020)


Dec. 18, 2020. Filmmaker Gabriella Parsons Nova, ACLU of Nebraska’s Mindy Rush Chipman, and Community Organizer Isabel Salas discuss issues, efforts, and challenges presented in the film. Moderated by Civic Nebraska’s Steve Smith. WATCH


Community Builder Workshops

Virtual gatherings on housing affordability, neighborhood quality of life, building resident-led positive change, stories of self, and engaging effectively with the Lincoln City Council, the Lancaster County Board of Supervisors, and the Nebraska Legislature. Curated by Civic Nebraska via Zoom.


Source of income
fact sheet

A one-page summation of the transformational effect that source-of-income (SOI) acceptance can have for families, neighborhoods, and entire communities.

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Policy materials

Resources to help you engage with the City of Lincoln, Nebraska on housing affordability issues.