Our team of attorneys at Johnson & Pekny, L.L.C. is committed to providing comprehensive legal representation to our clients in eastern Nebraska. We are here to help you make informed decisions and protect your best interests. However, if hiring an attorney is out of reach or you need assistance with matters outside our areas of practice, we are pleased to present you with these resources for legal services. We hope you find these helpful.
Resources for Legal Services
Creighton Legal Clinic – The Milton R. Abrahams Legal Clinic at Creighton University School of Law offers a number of legal services to those in need within the greater Omaha community.
Legal Aid – Legal Aid of Nebraska provides both electronic tools as well as in-person clinics for certain types of legal issues where Nebraskans may be empowered to help themselves solve their own legal issues with limited assistance or no assistance from our attorneys. You may also call their hotline at (844) 268-5627.
Volunteer Lawyers Project – The Nebraska State Bar Association began the Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) in 1983 to help Nebraska attorneys meet their pro bono goals.
Women’s Center for Advancement – The WCA assists anyone in the Omaha area who is experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking. Call (402) 345-6555 for homelessness prevention.
Resources for Tenants Facing Eviction
COPE Emergency Rental Assistance Program – Services for Douglas County, or call (402) 616-2330. If you need immediate assistance and are outside our area, please use this link to find other agencies near you https://search.ne211.org.
Tribal Housing Authority Programs
Omaha Tribal Housing Authority – This is the temporary website for the Omaha Tribal Housing Authority. Email them about the Emergency Housing Application or contact them if you need other assistance, or call (402) 837-5728.
Northern Ponca Tribal Housing Authority – The NPHA low-income housing is open to the native community and own and operate units in Omaha, Bellevue, Lincoln, Norfolk, Battle Creek, Columbus and Niobrara, NE, as well as Wagner, SD, and Sioux City and Council Bluffs, IA. You may also call (402) 505-3055.
Legal Help/Information Related to Evictions
Fair Housing Center of Nebraska & Iowa – Call (402) 934-6675 or (877) NOW-FAIR for help asking your landlord for reasonable accommodations, and assistance and advocacy with fair housing violations.
Homelessness Prevention & Diversion Services
Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership – ENCAP is a private, non-profit Community Action Agency responsible for providing social and human services to people facing poverty in Douglas and Sarpy Counties. You may also call (402) 453-5656.
Family Housing Advisory Services – Our services reach low-to-moderate income persons seeking to avert a crisis and/or improve their housing, finances, and quality of life through a unique combination of services that change the way we think about money, saving, spending priorities, and preparing for the future, thereby, eradicating poverty and bringing about self-sufficiency, changing the landscape of impoverished communities and our city,
one household at a time. You may also call (402) 934-7921.
Heartland Family Services – Our services fall under three, trauma-informed program categories. Each service in these categories builds a stable foundation for those we serve so they can push past obstacles and find success, whatever that may mean to them. You may also (402) 553-3000.
Together – Together envisions a community of prosperity where everyone experiences safe, affordable housing, food security, health and wellness. You may also call (402) 345-8047. If you need immediate rental assistance, call the crisis line at (402) 763-7531.
Southeast Nebraska Community Action – SENCA offers a wide range of services that are aimed at the reduction of poverty, the revitalization of low-income communities, and the empowerment of low-income individuals and families to become self-sufficient. The services and activities offered have a measurable and potentially major impact on causes of poverty in the community.