Help & Resources

The Tenant Assistance Project officially launched in April 2020, as the state’s first moratorium on eviction was set to expire. 
Prior to the Tenant Assistance Project, tenants would arrive at court unrepresented and often agree to an immediate eviction because they couldn’t navigate the legal process themselves. Now, when tenants arrive for their hearing, they are greeted by a team of volunteers ready to help, and in nearly 98% of the cases, the tenant is able to avoid immediate eviction.
More than half of the Tenant Assistance Project volunteers in Lancaster County are law students. They create eviction defense packets, notify tenants of hearings and resources available, and represent tenants during eviction hearings. 
Since its inception, the program has helped keep more than 2,000 families in their homes and connect tenants to resources, including over $20 million in federal aid or rental assistance. 
For more than 50 years, Legal Aid of Nebraska has provided dignity, hope, self-sufficiency and justice through quality civil legal aid. The legal services we provide allow us to support and stand side-by-side with low-income Nebraskans to ensure the fair enforcement of the law, to protect the rights of the people, and to address the urgent legal needs of our communities. That is the important job of Legal Aid of Nebraska.
Legal Aid of Nebraska is the only statewide provider of free civil legal services across all 93 counties. Legal Aid of Nebraska employs over 80 people in eight office locations: Omaha, Bancroft, Lincoln, Norfolk, Grand Island, North Platte, Scottsbluff and Lexington. Our expansive reach across every corner of the state, provides us with a singular view on the realities facing Nebraska’s poor.
The goal of Lincoln Commission on Human Rights (LCHR) is to prevent, respond to, and eliminate all forms of illegal discrimination, and to assure and foster equal opportunity for all City of Lincoln community members.