About Speak Up for Housing Rights

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Nebraska's Housing Stories

Nebraska organizations and students worked with national partners to design and promote new approaches to affordable homes for communities in Nebraska. The project is inspired by Evicted, a traveling exhibition highlighting the eviction crisis across America. To accompany the national narrative, Nebraska’s Housing Stories was created to highlight statewide, historic housing issues that often become less visible factors contributing to the eviction crisis. NEw Attainable House joins this locally produced exhibition to propose Nebraska-based design solutions to the housing crisis.

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Lincoln’s Affordable Housing Coordinated Action Plan

Discussion

Roundtable + Q&A

Join Filmmaker Gabriella Parsons, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights Director Mindy Rush Chipman, and Community Organizer Isabel Salas as they discuss the issues, efforts, and challenges presented in the film BEHIND ON RENT. This roundtable and Q+A, moderated by Civic Nebraska’s Steve Smith, was conducted Dec. 18, 2020.

Passed Policy

LB320: Tenant protection omnibus bill

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Sign up for the Collective Impact Lincoln / Speak Up For Housing Rights newsletter. In addition to neighborhood-building information, this email newsletter connects readers with information and news about Lincoln’s housing crisis, shares opportunities to get involved, and provides specific calls to action on behalf of our neighbors who are being unhoused.

The Eviction Crisis

Since COVID-19’s onset, hundreds of families in Lancaster County have been scheduled to be evicted.

Affordable Housing

21,655 Lincoln households are cost-burdened by their housing.

Turned Away

Our communities are strongest when everyone has access to safe, affordable housing to care for our loved ones and enjoy a quality, healthy life.
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