You have a lot of choces when it comes to housing in the Omaha Metro area. Our web site is designed to assist you
in selecting the apartment or rental home that meets your needs.
Updating a listing: We have a lot of information in our database
to keep up to date. If you find an error please let us know and we will update the listing.
Adding a listing:
If you own, manage or lease rental property and want to post or add additional information please send us your information
We are committed to providing the highest
level of information service to make your search as easy as possible. We do not own,
manage or lease the propertys listed. You should verify all information as current directly with the
housing provider before entering a comitment.
Your Personal Safety is important:
Please be aware that phone numbers, web site addresses, and listing agents can change especially for
condo rentals and small propertys. Infrequently but occasionally, scammers without an interest in the property have been
known to dupe those seeking housing. Ues caution when giving out personal information and do not send money to strangers.
Housing is for Everyone
- We will not knowingly accept any listing
for a property where the management, owners, or listing agent violates any fair housing laws. Equal housing is for everyone.
Basic Facts About the
Fair Housing Act
What Housing Is
The Fair Housing Act covers
most housing. In some circumstances, the Act exempts owner-occupied buildings with no more than four units, single-family
housing sold or rented without the use of a broker, and housing operated by organizations and private clubs that limit occupancy
What Is Prohibited?
In the Sale and Rental of Housing: No one may take any of the following actions based on race,
color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap:
- Refuse to rent or sell housing
- Refuse to negotiate for housing
- Make housing unavailable
- Set different terms, conditions
or privileges for sale or rental of a dwelling
- Provide different housing services or facilities
- Falsely deny that housing is available for inspection, sale, or rental
- For profit, persuade owners to sell or rent (blockbusting) or
- Deny anyone access to or membership in a facility or service
(such as a multiple listing service) related to the sale or rental of housing.
In Mortgage Lending: No one may take any of the following actions based on race, color, national origin, religion,
sex, familial status or handicap (disability):
- Refuse to make a mortgage loan
to provide information regarding loans
different terms or conditions on a loan, such as different interest rates, points, or fees
- Discriminate in appraising property
- Refuse to purchase a loan or
- Set different terms or conditions for purchasing a loan.
In Addition: It is illegal for anyone to:
- Threaten, coerce, intimidate or interfere with anyone exercising a fair housing right or assisting others
who exercise that right
- Advertise or make
any statement that indicates a limitation or preference based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status,
or handicap. This prohibition against discriminatory advertising applies to single-family and owner-occupied housing that
is otherwise exempt from the Fair Housing Act.
Additional Protection if You Have a Disability
If you or someone associated with you:
- Have a physical or mental disability (including hearing, mobility and visual impairments, chronic alcoholism, chronic
mental illness, AIDS, AIDS Related Complex and mental retardation) that substantially limits one or more major life activities
- Have a record of such a disability or
- Are regarded as having such a disability
your landlord may not:
- Refuse to let you make reasonable modifications to your dwelling
or common use areas, at your expense, if necessary for the disabled person to use the housing. (Where reasonable, the landlord
may permit changes only if you agree to restore the property to its original condition when you move.)
- Refuse to make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies,
practices or services if necessary for the disabled person to use the housing.
Example: A building with a "no pets" policy must allow a visually impaired
tenant to keep a guide dog.
Example: An apartment
complex that offers tenants ample, unassigned parking must honor a request from a mobility-impaired tenant for a reserved
space near her apartment if necessary to assure that she can have access to her apartment.
However, housing need not be made available to a person who is a direct threat
to the health or safety of others or who currently uses illegal drugs.
Requirements for New Buildings
In buildings that are ready for first occupancy after March 13, 1991, and have an elevator and four or more units:
- Public and common areas must be accessible to persons with disabilities
- Doors and hallways must be wide enough for wheelchairs
- All units must have:
- An accessible route into and through the unit
- Accessible light switches, electrical outlets, thermostats and other environmental
- Reinforced bathroom walls to
allow later installation of grab bars and
and bathrooms that can be used by people in wheelchairs.
If a building with four or more units has no elevator and will be ready for first occupancy
after March 13, 1991, these standards apply to ground floor units.
These requirements for new buildings do not replace any more stringent standards in State or local law.
Housing Opportunities for Families
Unless a building or community qualifies as housing for older persons, it may
not discriminate based on familial status. That is, it may not discriminate against families in which one or more children
under 18 live with:
- A parent
- A person who has legal custody of the child or
- The designee of the parent
or legal custodian, with the parent or custodian's written permission.
Familial status protection also applies to pregnant women and anyone securing legal custody
of a child under 18.
Exemption: Housing for
older persons is exempt from the prohibition against familial status discrimination if:
- The HUD Secretary has determined that it is specifically designed for and occupied
by elderly persons under a Federal, State or local government program or
- It is occupied solely by persons who are 62 or older or
- It houses at least one person who is 55 or older in at least 80 percent of
the occupied units, and adheres to a policy that demonstrates an intent to house persons who are 55 or older.
A transition period permits residents on or before September
13, 1988, to continue living in the housing, regardless of their age, without interfering with the exemption.
If You Think Your Rights Have Been Violated
is ready to help with any problem of housing discrimination. If you think your rights have been violated, the Housing Discrimination Complaint Form is available for you to download, complete and return, or complete online and submit, or you may write HUD a letter, or telephone
the HUD Office nearest you. You have one year after an alleged violation to file a complaint with HUD, but you should file it as soon as