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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.
See All 2021 News Articles

The Stigma of the Scarlet E

August 9, 2021 – The New York Times

The Stigma of the Scarlet E

August 9, 2021 – The New York Times

Eviction moratorium incomes Cheyenne and Morrill Counties

August 8, 2021 – News Channel Nebraska Central

Aging in Nebraska: Planning for your future webinar, Aug. 17

August 7, 2021 – Lincoln Journal Star

CDC eviction moratorium extended: what it means for renters in Nebraska

August 6, 2021 – WOWT

Renters are rejoicing now that eviction ban has been extended. What you need to know

August 4, 2021 – CNN

Why tenants are still struggling to pay their bills, despite $46 billion in rental assistance available

August 3, 2021 – CNBC

Federal protections on evictions ends in Omaha-metro

August 2, 2021 – WOWT

Tenants face challenges obtaining rental assistance as eviction moratorium ends

 August 2, 2021 – NTV ABC

End of Eviction Moratorium Spells Disaster for Nebraska Renters

August 2, 2021 – 91.5 Omaha Public Radio KIOS

Local housing advocates concerned as federal eviction ban ends
August 2, 2021 – KETV Omaha

Nebraska renters brace as federal halt on evictions ends
August 1, 2021 – WOWT Omaha

Eviction Moratorium ends, renters worried about future
August 1, 2021 – KLKN Lincoln

‘We will be seeing thousands of evictions’: Local housing advocates concerned as federal eviction bans end
August 1, 2021 – KETV Omaha

Evictions are expected to increase Nebraska as federal freeze ends
July 30, 2021 – Lincoln Journal Star

Federal protections for those at risk of eviction is set to end
July 30, 2021 – KMTV News Now

Eviction Moratorium ending, Legal Aid calls out
July 29, 2021 – News Channel Nebraska Central

Unemployment Cut-Off Suits Swipe at States’ Power to Abandon Aid
July 14, 2021 – Bloomberg Law

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 Insider

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 –

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 (
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

See All 2020 News Articles

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

See All 2019 News Articles

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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