Homelessness & Housing Insecurity
Housing Support Fund
Through the generosity of a private donor, limited funds are available to assist students who, due to unexpected or exceptional circumstances, need housing assistance to continue their education.
If you or someone you know is in need, please contact Cathy Pettid at email@example.com for information about housing support funds.
MavRIDE Bus Pass
The program offers free rides on the Metro Bus System to current faculty, staff and students. Your MavCARD is your bus pass, and is active if you are a currently enrolled student or an active faculty or staff member. The MavRIDE passes can be used at any time on any Metro Bus.
The Omaha Metro bus route is available online.
Omaha Area Resources
- 211 - If homeless or may become homeless, dial 211 to be connected to the appropriate services
- Family Housing Advisory Service Homelessness Prevention Assistance - 934-6763
Homelessness prevention for individuals and families who are currently housed but need temporary rental or utility assistance or who need assistance to move to a more affordable unit in order to avoid becoming homeless. Also at www.fhasinc.org
- Project Homeless No More - 3808 Dodge Street - 553-5536
Assistance in finding and securing shelter
- Siena Francis House - Day Services Center - 1624 Nicholas Street - 341-1821
Services for homeless individuals including helping people and families to obtain affordable and appropriate housing, employment and education opportunities, money management skills, counseling, health care, veterans services, and general assistance
- Catholic Charities - The Shelter - 24 hr. Crisis Line - 558-5700
Emergency shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. 30 day maximum stay, location undisclosed
- Catholic Charities Iowa - Phoenix House - 712-328-0266
Emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence in Council Bluffs
- Children’s Crisis Center (ages 0-19) - 4545 Dodge - 553-6000
Emergency shelter for children
- Garland Thompson Men’s Center - Open Door Mission - 422-1111 ext. 3102
Provides emergency services including food, clothing, shelter, and other basic needs for men in need of immediate assistance
- Heartland Family Service - Safe Haven Transitional Shelter - 339-2544
Emergency and transitional shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Location is confidential.
- Heartland Family Service - 2101 S 42nd - 552-7400
Children’s emergency shelter
- Heartland Family Service - Fremont - 437 Jefferson Road - 721-5099
Children’s emergency shelter
- Micah House - 1415 Avenue J, Council Bluffs - 712-323-4416
24 hour emergency homeless shelter in Council Bluffs
- Mohm’s Place - Joshua House - 1435 N 15th Street, Council Bluffs - 712-322-7570
24 hour emergency men’s shelter in Council Bluffs
- Life God’s Way, Inc. - 3701 McKinley B8 - 505-9146
Emergency housing provided to the homeless, re-entry or abuse situations. Providing re-entry services to men and women. Drug and Alcohol counseling and programing. Community resources and guidance provided.
- Lydia House - Open Door Mission - 422-1111 ext. 3102
Emergency food, shelter, clothing and other basic needs for homeless women and families
- Salvation Army - 3612 Cuming - 898-5900
Transitional housing and emergency shelter
- Siena Francis House - Men’s Shelter - 1111 North 17th Street- 341-1821
Emergency overnight shelter for men
- Siena Francis House - Women’s Shelter - 1702 Nicholas Street - 341-1821
Emergency overnight shelter for women and children
- Stephen Center - Emergency Shelter - 2723 Q Street - 731-0238
Emergency shelter for sober men, women and families
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - HUD 1616 Capitol Avenue - 492-3100
Low income and emergency housing information and referrals
- Youth Emergency Services - 2679 Farnam Street, Ste. 205 - 345-5187
- Community Alliance Housing - 4001 Leavenworth - 341-5128
For people with mental health issues
- Mohm’s Place - Timothy House - 1435 N 15th Street, Council Bluffs - 712-322-7570
Transitional housing in Council Bluffs to assist individuals as they move from homelessness to permanent housing
- New Beginnings Transformational Living Homes - 708-9860 or 505-0056
Transitional housing for ex-offenders seeking to re-enter society after incarceration
- O.A.T.S./Bell House - 813-2317 or 677-7588
Halfway houses for men and women
- Oxford House (men and women) - 1-800-689-6411
Self run, self supported addiction recovery houses. To find vacancies go to: www.oxfordhouse.org
- Stephen Center - Transitional Living Program - 2723 Q Street - 731-0238
Provides independent housing opportunities for persons that have successfully completed a drug and alcohol treatment program
- The 1212 House - Contact Tom - 393-7481
Transitional 3/4 way house for men in recovery
UNO has on-campus certified, confidential, and free victim and survivor advocates who can serve anyone who is a victim/survivor of interpersonal violence. Learn more.
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