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Non-profit 501 ( c ) 3
Prevention & Intervention education, advocacy center serving children & families in the Greater Omaha Community Since 1999
2895 Binney St 402 706-1358
9am - 4pm Call for Appointment
Home Intervention Referral Service
Safe Haven Community Center has served over 585 families through the Home Intervention Referral Service. Our housing specialists research, connect and advocate for low-income families who are in jeopardy of losing their home or in need of a home get connected to community agencies and churches for utilities, deposits, rent. Housing Specialist connect clients to landlords to rent properties. Our specialist advocates for adults and families to receive services because often there are barriers that disqualify a family from receiving services from community agencies.
Our Home Intervention Referral Service assists low-income families and adults who are at risk of losing their home or have become homeless. Our Home Intervention Specialists advocate's and help families and individual to secure funding resources for rent, and utilities and other family needs from various community agencies and churches.
Housing Search Assistance
Housing Search assistance is provided to help adults and families who have become homeless and need to find affordable and safe home. Housing Specialist research, assist and connect clients to landlords and secure funding resources to help with housing, secure deposit, and first months rent to transition into a new home.
Housing Specialist help client's find temporary housing through community shelters if a client is in need of an immediate place to stay until funding resources and permanent housing can be secured. Often times families are told that the shelters are full and there for may end up sleeping on the street at family friend home. We must change this by preventing families from becoming homeless in the first place. We must provide affordable housing to everyone. The definition of affordable is different for everybody because not everybody receives the same wage.
Advocacy for Clients
There are many barriers that stand in the way of families and individuals to get help from community organizations to maintain or obtain a permanent, affordable safe home. Our Housing Specialist advocate on behalf of clients to get assistance needed to maintain or obtain a home leading to self-sufficiency.
Housing Specialist advocates for families who need financial assistance to obtain permanent housing. Housing Specialist advocate for clients who have been denied financial assistance to receive help to prevent an eviction.
Housing Specialist provide resource information to clients who need help with dealing with tenant and landlord issues.
RentWise tenant education program are a six-module program encourages renters to take care of and maintain their rental unit and how to reduce conflict between tenants and landlords, along with tips to help improve the renting experience, manage money, and information on tenant rights and responsibilities.
Nebraska RentWise -Omaha Network
The Six Modules
RentWise tenant education program. The six-module program encourages renters to take care of and maintain their rental unit and how to reduce conflict between tenants and landlords, along with tips to help improve the renting experience, manage money, and information on tenant rights and responsibilities.
Communication with Landlords and Neighbors
Participants are taught communication skills, so they can have positive relation-ships with landlords and neighbors.
A step-by-step process on how to manage and plan for housing costs.
Find a Place to Call Home
Prepares individuals to conduct successful searches for rental units and build a positive rental history.
Getting Through the Rental Process
Explains the importance of reading and understanding a lease, and a person’s rights and responsibilities as a tenant.
Taking Care of Your Home
Encourages residents to take pride in their home and set a positive example by taking care of their rental unit.
When You Move Out
Prepares participants for the time they may leave their current rental unit as they continue to move up!
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