Nebraska Homeless Assistance Program (NHAP)
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The National Low Income Housing Coalition is providing this data as a public service. NLIHC will continue to update the database. The accuracy of the data is based on information provided by the programs' administrators and user submissions.
The Nebraska Homeless Assistance Program (NHAP) is a grant program. The Department of Health and Human Services administers the program and distributes funds through a competitive grant process to local non-profits that assist individuals and families who are homeless and at risk of homelessness.
In FY12, 45 non-profit organizations received funding and 10,691 homeless individuals received emergency and transitional housing assistance. In addition, 29,526 individuals received some form of homeless prevention services in FY12 through this program.
NHAP funding consists of Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds awarded to DHHS by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and funds received through the Nebraska Homeless Shelter Assistance Trust Fund (HSATF). HSATF dollars serve as the HUD-required one-to-one match for ESG dollars at the state level, so activities funded with HSATF dollars must also meet federal ESG requirements. The HSATF funding is based on a 25 cent set-aside on each $1,000 of the value of real estate sold in Nebraska and collected via the documentary tax stamp on real estate sales
NHAP funding is awarded through a two-year grant cycle. Year One involves a competitive application process; any eligible applicant can apply for funding. Year Two involves a renewal application process; only applicants funded during the previous Year One who meet basic performance criteria are eligible for continued funding. 2015-16 is Year Two; ESG awards are $948,440 and the projected HSATF revenue is $2,302,499.
Contact: Cindy Kadavy, Nebraska Department of Economic Development, 402-471-4169