Resident and Community Services

A Good Idea

Description

In its 60 year existence, the Omaha Housing Authority (OHA) has been noted for its creative and successful approaches to improving the quality of life and self-sufficiency of its impoverished residents in the Omaha metropolitan area. Through partnerships with several local public and private organizations, OHA offers a variety of on-site supportive services in the areas of job training; transportation; employment; programming for youth; health and medical services for expectant mothers and children; service coordination for the elderly; case management; and drug elimination.

Goal / Mission

The Omaha Housing Authority's goal is to provide quality housing for those who receive assistance through rental and homeownership programs.

Results / Accomplishments

Results include the following:

-283 homes purchased for scattered site housing
-200 youth served daily in summer by youth center
-75 percent of adults in FastTrack basic skills class in 1995 graduated

About this Promising Practice

Primary Contact
Omaha Housing Authority
540 South 27th Street
Omaha, NE 68105
(402) 444-6903
http://www.ohauthority.org/
Categories
Economy / Housing Affordability & Supply
Education / Vocational & Adult Education
Health / Access to Health Services
Organization(s)
Omaha Housing Authority (OHA)
Source
UN Habitat
Date of publication
1996
Location
Omaha, NE

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