(Omaha, NE) -- Renters and landlords struggling financially because of COVID-19 can now apply for assistance with rent and utilities.
Those needing assistance can apply for help under the state’s new launched Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which is funded through the U.S. Treasury as part of a federal coronavirus relief package.
Omaha Public Power District and Metropolitan Utilities District say they are encouraging customers who qualify for the program, to apply. Customers within Douglas County, Omaha, Lancaster County and Lincoln do not qualify for the state’s program because those areas are receiving federal funds directly, which will operate rental and utility assistance programs separately from the State.
To learn more about the state’s program, customers should visit coronavirus.nebraska.gov. They can also call 1-833-500-8810 to reach the state’s contact center for more information, including eligibility guidelines, documentation requirements, and additional utility assistance programs.
You can apply here.
Customers may reach utilities directly to find out what other financial help may be available:
- For information on M.U.D.’s assistance program, customers may visit mudomaha.com/covid19relief or call 402-554-6666 in the Omaha area, or toll-free outside of the area at 1-800-732-5864.
- OPPD customers may visit oppd.com/EAP for more information. Those within the Omaha area can also call 402-536-4131 or 1-800-536-4131 toll-free, outside of the Omaha calling area.