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After the closing of the Neighborhood Center in February, the Neighborhood Alliances in the city of Omaha identified a needs assessment as a necessary next step in planning what will take its place. This needs assessment may help the Alliances to identify strategies that make best use of existing resources and offer the best response to neighborhood conditions. This needs assessment is using a variety of methods to gather information, including neighborhood alliance forums, a neighborhood leadership survey, and neighborhood forums.

Results of the different activities of the needs assessment will be posted here as they become available.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jerry Deichert at (402) 554.2134,

Final Report

The final report, outcomes and recommendations of the needs assessment were presented to the leaders of the Neighborhood Alliances and other in a public meeting on Novebmer 15.

The final report can be downloaded here, either with or without the appendices.

Needs Assessment for the United Neighborhood Alliance of Omaha Final Report
(269 KB)

Needs Assessment for the United Neighborhood Alliance of Omaha Final Report with Appendices (7,080 KB) - The appendices are included as attachments. If you cannot view the attachments change the settings in Adobe Reader (View > Navigation Panels > Attachments).

Neighborhood Forums

A series of neighborhood forums will be held in September and October. The dates and locations are listed below. Reports on the items identified at each forum will be posted as they are completed.

North Omaha Neighborhood Alliance
October 24, 6:00 pm,
Turning Point Campus, 3223 North 45th Street

Benson-Ames Alliance
September 11, 7:00 pm
Benson Community Center

Midtown Neighborhood Alliance
September 17, 6:30 pm
UNO Alumni Center

South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance
October 3, 7:00 pm
Kroc Center, 2825 Y Street

Northwest Omaha Neighborhood Alliance
October 10, 7:00 pm
Northwest Precinct, 10245 Wiesman Drive

Southwest Omaha Neighborhood Alliance
October 17, 7:00 pm
Millard Library, 13214 Westwood Lane