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Renters across the Omaha metro are no longer protected by the CDC eviction moratorium. The Supreme Court ruled that the CDC does not have the authority to issue an eviction moratorium without congressional approval. There are still millions of dollars in federal rental assistance available through the City of Omaha. Executive Director of  the Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless [MACCH] Randy McCoy says the funds will help landlords offer alternatives to eviction.

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Thousands of Nebraskans who are behind on their rent could face eviction now that the federal ban on evictions expired as of Saturday. Nebraska has dedicated $200 million from the coronavirus aid package Congress passed in December to helping people pay outstanding rent and utility bills, but so far only about $24.6 million has been distributed. Scott Mertz, an attorney with Legal Aid of Nebraska, says the number of evictions is expected to surge following the end of the moratorium, but it’s not clear by how much.

Photo of a sign reading "apartment for rent." The sign is white with red letters. Tall grass obscure part of the sign. A row of houses is behind it, but most of their facades are obscured by the angle.
Allstate

 

Signs reading things like "the rich got bailed out, the poor got left out" and "EVICTION = DEATH" are piled in front of a backyard shed
Omaha Tenants United

 

 

At the beginning of 2020, things were looking up for Omaha resident Jolina Manley. She had a steady job at a call center; she was living in a townhouse subsidized by the Department of Housing and Urban Development; and she was taking classes in culinary arts.

 

“The kids were all in school," Manley says. "Everything this year started off like, 'Okay, this is going to be great. I'm going to do something and everything's going to be great.'”

Eviction Hearings Halted Until May

Apr 8, 2020

The Douglas County Court is halting all eviction hearings until the end of May. The court confirmed yesterday the freeze will most likely prevent large numbers of people from being kicked out of their homes amid the coronavirus outbreak. Under Governor Pete Ricketts executive order, renters who are financially disadvantaged by the pandemic are protected for missed rent after March 13th.