Habitat Omaha Stories

From volunteering and donating to purchasing homes, shopping at Omaha’s Habitat ReStore and so much more, people partner with Habitat for Humanity of Omaha in a variety of ways. It’s these people who shape Habitat Omaha and help us as we strive to achieve our vision, “a world where everyone has a decent place to live”. Learn more about Habitat Omaha and find out how you can get involved by reading their stories.

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring has officially sprung in Nebraska. The days are getting longer, birds are chirping, and trees are budding. Just like us, our homes are often ready for renewal after the cold weather has lifted. Our team of experts has shared a checklist­­ to help keep your house safe, comfortable and in sound condition.

Disaster Recovery Safety Resources

Disaster Recovery Safety Resources

Safety and security are the first priorities for all Habitat Omaha construction and repair projects. In times of disaster response, special care and instructions can help ensure people remain protected throughout recovery work. We have assembled safety resources to help people remain protected throughout recovery work.

Take a Stand for Safe Housing

Take a Stand for Safe Housing

The Omaha City Council will vote April 2 on a rental housing ordinance. Urge your councilmember to support proactive inspections.

Flood Relief Efforts Move Forward, Help Still Needed

Flood Relief Efforts Move Forward, Help Still Needed

Although the flood damage and loss are extensive, we remain inspired by the incredible sense of community and kindness across our state. Habitat Omaha’s Flood Relief Task Force continues to mobilize staff, partners and volunteers to aid with relief efforts, and we need your help.

City Council Rental Housing Safety Proposals Update

City Council Rental Housing Safety Proposals Update

Hundreds of people attended the March 12 City Council hearing on rental housing safety proposals. After four hours of testimony, it remains indisputable that Omaha is facing a housing crisis with dire consequences for the strength and health of our city.

Keep Your Home Warm and Cozy This Winter

Keep Your Home Warm and Cozy This Winter

Omaha has gotten more than its fair share of freezing temps, snow, and ice this winter. Our home improvement team assembled some simple tips to help you keep your home cozy until signs of spring emerge.

Taking Action for Quality, Affordable Housing

Taking Action for Quality, Affordable Housing

Habitat Omaha submitted testimony in support of Legislative Bill 163 which would help increase affordable housing by providing benefits to housing developers for voluntarily restricting rent on a small percentage of units in multi-family rental residential projects, thereby adding more affordable homes to our city’s housing market.

Paying it Forward

Paying it Forward

“Every time I needed help with something about my house, staff checked for me and told me how to do it, who to contact, and gave me a phone number,” Saw Khu Soe says. “So I try to help others.” Saw Khu Soe hopes to support others the way that Habitat Omaha staff supported him throughout his homeownership journey.

Take Action to Support Rental Inspections

Take Action to Support Rental Inspections

LB85 would provide for a rental housing inspection program — a huge step for ensuring rental properties are safe and adequately maintained. Please take a few minutes today to speak up for safe, affordable housing by asking your senator to support LB85.

Advocating for Safe, Affordable Housing

Advocating for Safe, Affordable Housing

This week, Habitat Omaha submitted testimony in support of Legislative Bill 85 to implement a rental property registration system and inspection law in Omaha and Lincoln. This proposal would help ensure the safety and adequate maintenance of rental properties, allowing more Omaha families to experience security and stability in their homes.