Legal Aid in the news

Legal Aid of Nebraska wants every Nebraska to know about our free legal services. Check out the links below to various news sources that have featured Legal Aid staff or reported on Legal Aid’s activities, programs/projects, events, services, and just about any other way we work to make equal justice happen.

Women and tenants of color grapple with higher rates of eviction. Access to a lawyer can boost success rates in housing court by 70%.
June 30, 2021 – Business Indsider

Nebraska ends C19 Emergency, Potential Evictions and More
June 28, 2021 – Siouxland Public Media

When eviction moratorium ends, what can Nebraskans expect?
June 28, 2021 – Lincoln Journal Star

Farm and Ranch finance clinics available
June 26, 2021 – North Platte Telegraph

Eviction moratorium set to end soon — Here’s how to get help with rent
June 23, 2021 – KPTM 42

With CDC eviction moratorium set to expire, housing attorneys, landlords weigh in
June 17, 2021 – KETV

Harp talks being ‘out’ in STEM, expanding LBTQIA resources
June 2, 2021 – Nebraska Today

COVID-19 Magnified Omaha’s Housing Issues
May 25, 2021 – Omaha Community Foundation

67.3% of eligible Vermonters have received at least one dose of vaccine
May 9, 2021 – Bennington Banner (Vermont)

After court nixes eviction ban, race is on for federal help
May 9, 2021 – Minnesota Star Tribune

After court nixes eviction ban, race is on for federal help
May 9, 2021 – AP

It’s very scary for renters right now’: Housing assistaance is becoming more widely available, but the federal eviction ban is at risk
May 6, 2021 – CNBC

NeFU Foundation “Give to Lincoln” Contributions Benefit Nebraska Rural Response Hotline
May 4, 2021 – KTIC 107.9 Bull

Local agencies team up to help Emergency Rental Assistance applicants
May 3, 2021 – NTV Kearney

Emergency Rental Assistance clinic happening in Grand Island
April 29, 2021 – KSNB Hastings

Slain Winnebago woman’s family’s please for harsher charge heard
April 25, 2021 – Sioux City Journal

Study finds big drop in evictions in Nebraska in 2020, but thousands still lost housing
April 19, 2021 – Omaha World-Herald

Study finds big drop in evictions in Nebraska in 2020, but thousands still lost housing
April 19, 2021 – York – News Times

Hastings organizations partner to provide rent assistance
April 17, 2021 – KSNB Hastings

Lawsuit settled over migrant working conditions in Nebraska
April 14, 2021 – Lincoln Journal Star

Lawsuit settled over migrant working conditions in Nebraska
April 14, 2021 – Beatrice Daily Sun

Lawsuit settled over migrant working conditions in Nebraska
April 14, 2021 – North Platte Telegraph

Housing Justice Project in Nebraska
April 9, 2021 – Eviction Innovation

Announcing Legal Aid Connect: Legal Aid of Nebraska Provides Remote Free Legal Help to Low Income Nebraskans
April 9, 2021 – Probono.net

Immigrant Lawsuit Dismissed Following Settlement
April 9, 2021 – KLIN News Talk 1400 AM

Texas Migrant farmworkers settle employment lawsuits after working in Nebraska
April 9, 2021 – Nebraska TV

How historic eviction bans, activist organizing and billions in rental relief kept tens of millions of people in their homes during the pandemic
April 8, 2021 – CNBC

Nebraska grandmother sees all of her nearly $90,000 in student loans discharged
March 18, 2021 – Yahoo! Finance

Omaha landlord evicts more tenants despite CDC moratorium
March 18, 2021 – KMTV 3

Brief and Order of Dismissal
March 15, 2021 – National Housing Law Project

Millions in rental assistance to be doled out as eviction cases rise in Douglas County
March 7, 2021 – WOWT 6

Loophole in eviction moratorium lets landlords evict tenants
March 3, 2021 – KMTV 3

Omaha City Council unanimously passes resolution to provide $22.2 million in rental assistance (ketv.com)
March 2, 2021 – KETV NewsWatch 7

First in awhile: Lakeview mock trial team qualifies for state for first time in over a decade
February 25, 2021 – The Columbus Telegram

Nonprofit community innovates, collaborates to help others thrive during COVID-19
February 21, 2021 – Omaha World-Herald

Most Tenants Fight Evictions Without Legal Help. A New Bill Could Change That.
February 3, 2021 – The Reader

Eviction in Nebraska: Data & News
January 28, 2021 – NIFA Housing

Updates to Mobile Landlord and Tenant Act Discussed by Nebraska Lawmakers
January 27, 2021 – Husker Radio

Eviction Conversation with Legal Aid
January 27, 2021 – NIFA Housing

Legal Aid of Nebraska challenges law that lets investors take property over unpaid taxes
January 22, 2021 – Omaha World-Herald

Legal Aid of Nebraska challenges law that lets investors take property over unpaid taxes
January 22, 2021 – Omaha World-Herald

‘We thought we were living in pure bliss’: Evictions continuing despite moratorium
January 17, 2021 – Lincoln Journal Star

Legal Aid of Nebraska offers assistance to those facing eviction
January 13, 2021 – UNO The Gateway

‘Make ends meet’: Metro tenants continue to face potential evictions
January 5, 2021 – KETV Newswatch 7

Douglas County Commissioner to continue pushing for renter support
December 31, 2020 – WOWT 6 News

Local nonprofit calls stimulus ‘temporary fix’ as people struggle to make ends meet
December 28, 2020 – KETV Newswatch 7

Coronavirus relief package finally signed; local impact on evictions still unclear
December 28, 2020 – KMTV 3 News Now

The News with Shepard Smith
December 8, 2020 – CNBC

WIN Awards $84,000 to Support Veteran Legal Services
December 6, 2020 – Omaha Daily Record

Despite federal ban, renters still being evicted amid virus
November 29, 2020 – AP News

Coronavirus halts most court activity, but evictions still pack Nebraska courtrooms
November 25, 2020 – Omaha World-Herald

6 million American households could face eviction on January 1
November 25, 2020 – Fast Company

A ‘huge wave of evictions’ is possible in January
November 16, 2020 – CNN

United Way Picks Legal Aid Program for $80,000 Grant
November 12, 2020 – The Daily Record

Advocates worry about an eviction crisis as 2021 approaches without a stimulus deal
November 11, 2020 – CNBC

WIN awards $168K to support veterans and students
November 6, 2020 – Lincoln Journal Star

“Not enough people are aware of this”: CDC moratorium could stop many evictions
October 14, 2020 – KMTV 3 News Now

Alumni Honored as Part of Legal Aid Equal Justice Awards
October 5, 2020 – Nebraska College of Law

Omaha Tenants United hosts town hall to help renters
October 3, 2020 – Fox 42 KPTM

‘It’s very frustrating’: Couple evicted after not filing correct CDC paperwork, attorney details process
September 24, 2020 – KETV Newswatch 7

CDC’s eviction moratorium protecting Douglas County renters
September 11, 2020 – WOWT 6 News

Trump’s moratorium on evictions draws praise from tenant advocates, concern from landlords
September 3, 2020 – Omaha World Herald

Farmers, ranchers can attend free confidential legal, financial clinics
September 2, 2020 – North Platte Telegraph

Evictions climb in Douglas County, as pandemic protections come to an end
September 1, 2020 – WOWT 6 News

‘Bracing for a wave of evictions’: Legal Aid of Nebraska attorneys prepare to help tenants
August 26, 2020 – KETV Newswatch 7

As Evictions Loom, Lawyers Are Gearing Up to Help
August 24, 2020 – The New York Times

Wave of evictions could come as CARES protection ends
August 18, 2020 – KMTV 3 News Now

Cooper Foundation awards 4th round of Rapid Response grants
August 7, 2020 – Lincoln Journal Star

Nebraskans dealing with eviction process find legal guidance in midst of pandemic
August 6, 2020 – KETV Newswatch 7

Evictions and Race in Omaha: New Study Draws a Connection, Offers Solutions
July 29, 2020 – Omaha Reader

New study links Omaha evictions to racial segregation and disparities
July 29, 2020 – Omaha World-Herald

Landlords Jump the Gun as Eviction Moratorium Wanes
July 23, 2020 – The New York Times

Many people being evicted because of coronavirus related issues
July 9, 2020 – Fox 42 KPTM

Last line of defense set to run out on renters hit hard by pandemic
July 1, 2020 – WOWT 6News

Judge dismisses evictions for first time in Nebraska under federal CARES Act
June 20, 2020 – KETV Newswatch 7

Time’s up: For most, eviction protections have expired
June 15, 2020 – KMTV 3 News Now

Evictions Return in Full Force, Advocates Worry about Increased Homelessness during COVID-19
June 2, 2020 – The Reader

A Portrait of a Pandemic: Rent Protections in Omaha Expire June 1st
May 29, 2020 – KIOS Omaha Public Radio

Tenant Assistance Project announced in Lincoln 
May 27, 2020 – 1011 KOLN/KGIN

What to know if you are facing eviction in Nebraska
May 26, 2020 – Fox 42 KPTM

New program seeks to pair more Lincoln renters with lawyers as city anticipates eviction increase
May 26, 2020 – Lincoln Journal Star

Lawsuit: Migrant workers hired to detassel in Nebraska faced substandard conditions
May 26, 2020 – Lincoln Journal Star

Woods Charitable Fund awards $1.8 million in grants
May 22, 2020 – Lincoln Journal Star

Renters scramble as Ricketts lifts halt on evictions.
May 20, 2020 – WOWT 6News

COVID-19 Has Created A Legal Aid Crisis. FEMA’s Usual Response is Missing.
May 11, 2020 – NPR

Renters raise concerns over possible eviction amid pandemic
May 1, 2020 – WOWT 6News

Organizations work to investigate missing, murdered indigenous women cases in Nebraska
April 15, 2020 – WOWT 6News

Payments Roll In: IRS rolls out first round of payments from the CARES Act
April 13, 2020 – FOX 42 

Judge says eviction docket in Lancaster County starting to drop off
April 8, 2020 – Lincoln Journal-Star

Evictions go forward ‘business as usual’ despite Ricketts’ order banning those linked to coronavirus
April 3, 2020 – Lincoln Journal-Star

Ricketts’ order could prevent some evictions, but housing advocates say they all should be stopped
March 28, 2020 – Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska renters impacted by coronavirus: Here’s a breakdown of your protections
March 27, 2020 – WOWT 6News

Nebraska court says it doesn’t have authority to halt evictions during coronavirus outbreak
March 23, 2020 – Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska housing advocates fear continued evictions could increase homelessness, disease
March 22, 2020 – Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska legal groups and housing advocates push for no evictions guarantee
March 20, 2020 – Fox 42

Legal groups request moratorium on eviction, debt collection cases in Nebraska amid coronavirus
March 19, 2020 – Omaha World Herald

State relaxes unemployment standards for workers affected by Covid-19
March 17, 2020 – The Reader

Federal Grant Supports Legal Aid in Flood Recovery Effort
December 30, 2019 – The Daily Record

LSC Awards $1.25 Million Disaster Relief Grant to Legal Aid of Nebraska
December 17, 2019 – Legal Services Corporation

Community leaders press North Platte for action on correcting substandard housing conditions
October 10, 2019 – North Platte Telegraph

Nebraska’s Rural Response Hotline Provides Hope and Help to Ag Families in Crisis
September 26, 2019 – Tri-State Livestock News

Legal Aid Honors Kutak Rock Among Equal Justice Awards
September 25, 2019 – Omaha Daily Record

2019 Seeds of Justice honoree: Legal Aid of Nebraska
September 19, 2019 – Nebraska Appleseed

Legal Aid receives grant for pro bono expansion
September 8, 2019 – North Platte Telegraph

Side-Stepping Scams
August 22, 2019 – Omaha Magazine

Nebraska farm credit mediation
August 20, 2019 – The Fence Post

Learning about local nonprofits and the services they provide our community
August 8, 2019 – NTV

To the Muddy Rescue and Beyond
May 1, 2019 – The Daily Record

 

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