The pre-Christmas evacuation of Legacy Crossing Apartments disrupted tenants' lives and revealed that the City of Omaha often cannot force property owners to fix substandard housing.
Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird announced EaDo — a partnership between Nelnet and Speedway Motors — will develop a commercial and residential building to anchor the South Haymarket and planned park.
The City Council found a project by The Annex Group to build a 187-unit apartment unit near downtown conforms with the comprehensive plan and can move forward.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has stressed her commitment to public safety in a speech to lawmakers. She pledged during her annual State of the State address Tuesday to expand beds in psychiatric treatment facilities and to again tackle the politically sensitive issue of bail reform. The wide-ranging speech also unveiled her plan to create more affordable housing by spurring the creation of 800,000 new homes over the next decade. Hochul says she wants to make New York safer and more affordable.
The Nebraska Department of Economic Development announced Tuesday that it awarded $20 million in American Rescue Plan Act Funds to 14 affordable housing projects being built in the city.
The Annex Group has filed plans with the city for a five-story apartment complex on the block bounded by Antelope Valley Parkway, and 18th, K, and L streets.
The city will seek state grants to demolish Pershing and the old police station to make room for affordable housing; the city settles lawsuit and more on bus fares.
Lots platted before 1953 with more than one house on them can now be subdivided and sold separately, a change intended to increase affordable housing in Lincoln.
City planners want to tweak zoning ordinances to allow owners of lots with more than one house on them to subdivide the lots so they can sell the homes separately.
The proposed zoning change would apply to nearly 100 properties, and supporters say it would help boost the stock of affordable housing.
Several grants worth millions of dollars are going to organizations based in Lincoln and other Southeast Nebraska towns.
The Annex Group said it has secured necessary funding and work has begun on Union at Middle Creek, a 192-unit apartment complex on 14 acres.
The Nebraska Department of Economic Development announced more than $3.5 million in grants, with more than $1.5 million going to projects in Lincoln.
Days after Richmond launched a new branding campaign, the Virginia Department of Historical Resources unveiled a marker for an invisible cemetery believed to be the largest burial ground for free people of color and the enslaved in the nation.
Habitat will build 85 new homes on a hilly patch of abandoned land at 52nd Street and Sorensen Parkway in North Omaha.
After negotiating with other lawmakers, Sen. Justin Wayne expanded the bill to encompass South Omaha, parts of Lincoln and rural areas with high concentrations of low-income residents.
Foxtail Meadows, to be built at South Folsom Street and West Pioneers Boulevard, would have about 650 units, more than a quarter of which would be reserved for low-income renters.
The Malcolm grants can be used to rehab at least 10 homes; the Waverly grants for at least 18 homes.
The loans would likely go to builders or developers building single-family homes, town homes or duplexes in the "missing middle" price range -- somewhere around $275,000, Urban Development Director Dan Marvin said.
The City Council on Monday authorized the city to issue up to $36 million in housing revenue bonds for two affordable housing projects in southwest Lincoln and on the Veterans Administration campus.
A nonprofit that has helped traditionally underserved small businesses get started will now help coordinate affordable housing efforts, including raising $10 million to help subsidize low-income housing projects.
The development planned for land at South Folsom Street and West Old Cheney Road will have 24 town homes and 104 apartments.
The City Council approved zoning waivers for a planned 156-unit apartment complex near 22nd and P streets despite neighbors' concerns that it would change the area's diverse character and create parking and traffic headaches.