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A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home

We offer housing for individuals and families in need, because
every person deserves a bed to sleep in at night.

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A lack of affordable housing in the Omaha metro results in more than 1,400 people who are homeless on any given day.

Our goal is that every man, woman and child has a safe place to call home.

As affordable housing options become scarcer and the gap between income and housing opportunities continues to grow, an increasing number of people in the Omaha metro are either homeless or one paycheck away from homelessness.

Many of those facing homelessness also struggle with mental illness and addiction or are veterans or older adults. That's why we provide both transitional and permanent supportive housing options, as well as housing programs focused on the specific needs of targeted populations. The goal in each case is to offer options, resources and support, with the ultimate goal being the transition to healthy, sustainable independent living.

The Salvation Army of Omaha helps to overcome homelessness through:

Permanent supportive housing

Our permanent supportive housing programs serve men, women and families who are chronically homeless and whose head of the household has a documented disability. Participants live in an apartment or a house and pay 30 percent of their adjusted gross income toward rent, with our housing programs paying the balance, as well as assistance paying utilities if needed. Case management, referrals to community resources, individualized planning, crisis support, money management and 24-hour staff accessibility are also provided.

Participants eligible for permanent supportive housing are referred to us by Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless (MACCH). These individuals will be referred to MACCH by local shelters and outreach workers. Please contact shelter staff or outreach workers about eligibility for permanent supportive housing.

Transitional housing

Often individuals and families struggling with homelessness simply need a short-term respite to help them get back on their feet again. Heritage Place at Renaissance Village offers short-term housing for men, women, couples and families. Resources like counseling, job training, employment placement assistance and substance abuse assessments help people struggling with homelessness receive the support and gain the skills and knowledge they need to thrive independently. Call 402-898-5992 to learn more.

Housing for Veterans

The VA Housing Opportunities Program (VA-HOP) provides up to 12 months of transitional community-based housing for veterans and their families who are struggling with homelessness. The program serves veterans with the goal of transitioning them to secure permanent housing in the community. Call 402-898-6017 to learn more.

The VA Community Assistance Support Services (VA-CASS) program supports homeless veterans who have medical, physical, mental health or substance use needs. Veterans enrolled in VA-CASS spend up to two years in the program, during which time they receive intensive case management focused on stabilizing their various health needs and transitioning them to live independently in safe, affordable housing in the community. Call 402-898-6017 to learn more.

Housing for Older Adults

Durham Booth Manor offers 47 clean, bright, affordable apartments to adults age 62 and older with low incomes. Older adults living at Durham Booth Manor also benefit from the opportunity to socialize and connect with their neighbors in the common spaces, as well as from worship and other spiritual activities available at the Citadel Corps, which is adjacent to the apartment building. Call 402-898-5880 for more information or learn more about how we partner with older adults.

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Approximately 6,500 people in the Omaha metro are homeless at some point during the year.

A donation to The Salvation Army helps provide more than 53,000 nights of lodging a year to the homeless in the Omaha metro.

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Affordable housing options in the Omaha metro are very limited and grow scarcer each year.

A donation to The Salvation Army helps to provide both transitional and permanent supportive housing to individuals and families struggling with homelessness.

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