Housing Justice Project in Nebraska

The program provides assistance to low-income individuals with housing problems. Assistance includes, information, referrals, advice, self-help services and limited assistance and representation to qualifying low-income individuals with legal problems that fit within their housing priority.

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Basic Information

Program Name

Housing Justice Project – Legal Aid of Nebraska

Short Description

The program provides assistance to low-income individuals with housing problems. Assistance includes, information, referrals, advice, self-help services and limited assistance and representation to qualifying low-income individuals with legal problems that fit within their housing priority.

Location

Omaha, NE

Duration

Started in early 2019

Funding

A mixture of private, state and federal funding.

Size (number of beneficiaries)

They have provided some manner of quantifiable legal service to over 1,200 people who have contacted Legal Aid of Nebraska with housing related issues.


Stakeholders

Who runs and manages the program?

The Program is part of Legal Aid of Nebraska. It is managed by Scott Mertz and staffed wtih attorneys and para professionals

Who funds the program?

A mixture of private, state and federal funding.

Intended Beneficiaries: Who does the program target?

Low-income individuals


Program Details

How does the program work? What are the typical paths of action that the beneficiary + the service-provider take?

The Program centralizes all housing work within Legal Aid of Nebraska. Anyone who calls, applies online, or comes during walk-in hours is forwarded to Housing Justice Project staff. Any case in priorities would be provided extended legal representation.


Evidence Base

What are the plans for monitoring and evaluation?

All Legal Aid of Nebraska clients are asked to give consent to answer client surveys on the impact of the legal services provided.

Have any evaluations been conducted so far?


Contact and Follow-Up Info

Documentation + Links

Point of Contact for more information

Scott Mertz, Managing Attorney, at smertz@legalaidofnebraska.org

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