The generosity of the Omaha community never ceases to amaze us. You have helped us raise $265,000 to support families who were displaced when the Legacy Crossing apartment complex was closed for health and safety reasons. Your donations to the Legacy Crossing: Emergency Relief Fund provided food assistance, covered temporary housing and moving costs, and offset the cost of rental application fees.
As of January 19, 73 families have moved in to permanent housing, which is approximately half of all families who were displaced. Heartland Family Service, which is coordinating services for the residents, hopes to have the majority of residents in permanent housing by the end of February.
A number of other agencies are also helping the residents, including Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless, which is distributing rental assistance, and The Furniture Project – Omaha, which is furniture for households that experienced infestations.
Donate to the Legacy Crossing: Emergency Relief fund: OmahaFoundation.org/Relief
Residents of the Legacy Crossing Apartments near 105th and Fort Streets received an order to vacate their homes on December 19. Due to fire code and safety issues, 165 occupied units in 17 buildings were vacated.
The Omaha Community Foundation partnered with the City of Omaha and Heartland Family Services to help our neighbors in need. The Foundation is uniquely positioned to assist when crises like these affect people in our community. We serve to connect people, ideas and funding and will rely on all of our expertise and local partnerships to serve people who are displaced.