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Working Multiple Jobs? Data Shows You’re Not Alone

Did you know that one in 10 residents in Iowa and Nebraska work multiple jobs compared to one in 20 nationally? While unemployment is low in our community, it’s almost […]

Sep 12th, 2022   Landscape Stories

How Much Renters Need to Earn to Afford a 2-Bedroom Apartment in Omaha

While our community is often considered an affordable place to live, a closer look at rental costs shows that is not true for all. To afford a two-bedroom apartment, a […]

Sep 1st, 2022   Landscape Stories

Commuting by Public Transportation in Omaha? Here’s Your Average Travel Time

For 30% of people who use public transit in our community, it takes over 45 minutes to get to work, compared to 6% of people who drive a car. In […]

Aug 15th, 2022   Landscape Stories

Where Omaha-Council Bluffs Ranks for Kindergarten Readiness

Iowa and Nebraska have slightly higher rates of preschool enrollment than the national average. Since 2015, Iowa has had higher rates of preschool enrollment for three- to four-year-olds. Nebraska as […]

Jul 26th, 2022   Landscape Stories

How Accessible are the Arts in Omaha?

When the arts are accessible and reflect all people and cultures in a community, they can be a gateway for improved educational and social outcomes, as well as a primary […]

Jul 18th, 2022   Landscape Stories

Meet the Generation of Omahans that Volunteer, Give the Most in 2 Charts

A large percentage of people in the Omaha metro are giving or volunteering. Rates are consistently higher for people who are older (and have a higher income). Volunteering and philanthropic […]

Jun 29th, 2022   Landscape Stories

Is Omaha Pedestrian, Bike Friendly? With Better Infrastructure, It Could Be

Key Points Local nonprofits continue to advocate for safer, better connected biking and walking options throughout the metro. A dedicated bike lane is being tested to great success on Harney […]

May 25th, 2022   Landscape Stories, Nonprofits, Stories

New Mental Health Initiative Focuses on Cultural Competence for Immigrants and Refugees

Accessing mental health services is one thing—finding care that’s culturally competent is another. Some immigrants and refugees may have limited access to services because of language barriers while others may […]

May 13th, 2022   COVID-19, Landscape Stories, Stories

Omaha Nonprofit Helps Seniors with Home Repairs

Virginia lives in an older home with a steep, narrow staircase to the basement laundry room. After falling several times and breaking her wrist once, she put an old wooden […]

May 13th, 2022   COVID-19, Landscape Stories, Stories

Nonprofits Push for More Equity in Omaha Transportation

Key Points The most equitable transportation systems offer multiple options for transit and are designed for everyone in a community. Cars are overused and local spending on public transit is […]

Apr 18th, 2022   Landscape Stories, Stories

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