“Getting involved in the city is part of the DNA of my family. My mom (Barbara Hoppe) helped start the Bright Lights program in 1987," Hoppe said.
Access to affordable, quality housing is associated with a variety of positive economic and social outcomes. But historically, affordable housing has been out of reach for many.
Liberty Lodge will be renovated and turned into 38 one-bedroom and studio apartments.
Landowners and tenants in Lincoln and Lancaster County can visit lincoln.ne.gov/rent to learn about eligibility and fill out an application for aid.
The city's plan to cut the program from 19 city sites to five will save $2 million annually, officials said.
The county-city Planning Commission approved the plan for 98 units, which the developer says are necessary to make the project work financially.
"No one who is COVID-impacted should be afraid to call and get help," Lincoln Urban Development Director Dan Marvin said.
Hoppe Homes wants to build approximately 100 rental units at about 36th and Q streets that would be reserved for low-income renters.
"Just because this plan does not talk about affordability in the greatest degree does not mean that the city does not see a value in a discussion about affordability," Councilwoman Sändra Washington said.
Since the first major outbreak in March 2020, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have continued to unfold. One emerging trend is a drop in rent prices in select major metropolitan areas.
Investment in single-family homes has been on the decline for several decades. However, migration shifts and urban density concerns brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic could reverse this trend in the future.
The mass transition to remote work during COVID-19 is reinforcing a trend that has been gaining momentum in recent years—namely, many people fleeing expensive cities in favor of more affordable locations.
The program comes as Gov. Pete Ricketts' executive order placing a moratorium on certain evictions is set to expire.
Developers received city approval to erect a 12-unit apartment building designed to offer affordable and low-income housing on a vacant lot ne…
Even as people were quarantined because of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, a broad cross section of folks in Lincoln connected online Wednes…
“We're taking extreme measures (with social distancing) with schools and public gatherings, and meanwhile evictions are proceeding as usual,” said James Goddard of Nebraska Appleseed. "That is baffling."
ATLANTIC CITY — New regulations for short-term rental properties were adopted by City Council, and officials believe they will create a revenue stream and allow for greater local control.
Although living in Lincoln remains affordable compared to other cities, housing costs continue to rise. Officials say the issue needs attention to stave off more systemic housing problems.
Lincoln neighborhood leaders have sounded the alarm about a state proposal seeking to allow duplexes, cottage clusters, town houses, triplexes and quadplexes in residential areas that have limited them locally.
Lincoln City Council members Monday unanimously approved a tool city officials hope can help make housing more affordable and increase home ow…