If you are currently without shelter and need a safe, warm place, please visit a local warming center or call 2-1-1 for locations.  To connect with Street Outreach, call 402-740-1542.

COVID-19 Related Rental & Mortgage Assistance

MACCH is no longer accepting CARES applications for rental or mortgage assistance.  General emergency rent or mortgage assistance for 2021 is NOT available at this time.  Federal stimulus dollars for emergency rental assistance are not yet available.  Information about federal stimulus emergency rental assistance will be shared here when it becomes available. The CDC Eviction Moratorium has been extended through March 31, 2021.  If you are having difficulty paying your rent and if you meet the CDC criteria, provide your landlord with the CDC Eviction Moratorium DeclarationBe sure to retain a copy for your records. If your landlord does file for eviction and a court hearing is scheduled, it is imperative that you attend the hearing.  Resources for legal aid are in the resource list at the bottom of this page.

If you recently heard about rental and mortgage assistance from Douglas County, those funds are not yet available.  When those funds do become available, they will be provided through our Housing Problem Solving program and will be distributed through our Housing Problem Solving Partners to those who are eligible.  If you are currently homeless or at immediate risk of homelessness with an eviction notice or formal notice to vacate, you may be able to receive some housing related financial assistance from our Housing Problem Solving Partners through existing private funds.   Check this website in a couple of weeks for more information about additional rent and mortgage assistance, including any expanded eligibility for housing problem solving.

Each of the Housing Problem Solving Partner Organizations have the same access to housing problem solving flexible funds that may be used for housing related assistance to those who qualify.  Eligibility for this financial assistance may vary based on available funding.  Currently, Housing Problem Solving Flexible Funds are focused on those who are currently homeless or at risk of homelessness with an eviction notice or other formal notice to vacate.

If you prefer to work directly with MACCH, please complete the CONTACT FORM.  This contact form is not an application for financial assistance nor an indication of approval for assistance.  Do not complete this form if you are already working with one of our partner organizations or another organization for assistance.  Do not complete this form more than one time. If you complete this contact form, one of our MACCH HPS specialists will reach out by phone, text, or email to learn more about your needs.

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Utility Assistance

If you are having difficulty paying your utilities, some communities have energy assistance resources available. Please note the MACCH does not provide utility assistance.

Douglas County, Nebraska
Dollar Energy Fund apply for OPPD and MUD related assistance.
1.888.650.9132

Pottawatamie County, Iowa West
Central Community Action for utility assistance.
712.322.2621

Other Areas
If you live in another area, contact your utility company for additional energy and utility assistance programs. You may also qualify for economic assistance programs in your state.

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Connect to our Partner Organizations for Housing Problem Solving & Coordinated Entry

In times of need we have each other

If you're currently homeless or at risk of homelessness and live in Douglas, Sarpy, or Pottawattamie counties, connect with one of our coordinated entry access points to learn about homeless services in our area, connect you to a shelter, or connect you to a street outreach program. A coordinated entry access point may also conduct an assessment that is required for supportive housing program consideration. One of our housing problem solving partners can also help you problem solve your current housing situation and connect you to resources.

Download list of Coordinated Entry Access Points

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Winter Warming Centers

For a full listing of warming centers in the Omaha and Council Bluffs Metropolitan area, click here..

About us

The Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless (MACCH) is a collective impact homeless services organization serving Douglas and Sarpy counties in Nebraska and Pottawattamie county in Iowa.   With a mission to strengthen the collective impact to end homelessness in our community, MACCH partners with many other individuals and groups in the community to help lead the way to end homelessness.

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