Finding Housing

Finding Housing

Finding housing is one of the biggest programs young people aging out of foster care have.  Some end up “couch surfing” or being homeless.  If you prepare ahead of time, you can avoid this from happening.

Low Income Housing

Low Income Housing
Low Income Housing

To find out if there is low-income housing in your area, contact your local Housing Authority at the links below:

Transitional Living Centers

Transitional Living Centers
Transitional Living Centers

You should talk to your caseworker about centers that might be in your area but here are a few:

  • Jacob’s Place (Omaha)

An apartment complex about 3 miles south of the Omaha Home for Boys.  Young people 17-20 can live here while they get help with housing, education and independent living skills.  You can find more information at Omaha Home for Boys or call 402-457-7162.

  • Maryland Living Center (Hastings)

​This is a permanent housing facility that helps transition homeless and aged-out youth ages 16-21 into independent living within 12-18 months.  This apartment complex has individual, furnished apartments for young people who qualify.  Young people typically pay a portion of the rent based on their income.  Find out more at Maryland Living Center or call 402-834-3180.

  • Cedars Bridges Transitional Living Program (Lincoln)

​This program has supervised community-based living for young people ages 16 to 21 who have been homeless or are leaving the foster care system.   You may live alone or with a roommate.  For more information, go to Cedars Home for Children or call 402-434-KIDS.

  • Homeless Shelter

​You may find yourself in a situation, where you need to stay in a homeless shelter.  Shelters can provide emergency lodging and hook you up with services you may need.  To find a list of shelters in Nebraska, go to HSD.