Category : Nebraska

Midwest / Nebraska - 3 weeks ago

Village Redevelopment Plans for Next Generation

By Lynn Sanchez In 2006, the 60-block area near historic Prospect Hill cemetery was one of the deadliest locations in Omaha. Residents lived in fear of being shot. Many would not allow their children to play outdoors. North Omaha community leaders f...

Midwest / Nebraska - 3 weeks ago

Who Are the People In Your Neighborhood Association?

By Lynn Sanchez From Aksarben Heights to Woodlyn Park, most Omaha neighborhoods have a grassroots group of volunteers working with one purpose: to watch out for their neighborhood. Year by year, block by block, they improve, advocate, maintain, prot...

Midwest / Nebraska - 3 weeks ago

Look Into Homestead Exemptions

By Lynn Sanchez Nebraska homeowners who are most likely to be cost-burdened by property taxes can qualify for up to 100% relief through the “Homestead Exemption” program. Douglas County is actively trying to “grow” the progra...

Midwest / Nebraska - 3 weeks ago

Five Ways to Win at Homeownership

by Lynn Sanchez In mid-December, Metropolitan Community College hosted a public screening of the documentary “Priced Out; 15 Years of Gentrification in Oregon“ to an audience of about 30 viewers. The film was followed by a lively panel d...

Midwest / Nebraska - 3 weeks ago

Tax Certificate Auctions: How They Work

By Lynn Sanchez The Tax Man: Treasurer John Ewing Douglas County Treasurer John Ewing Omahans receive their annual property tax bills in mid-December from the Douglas County Treasurer John Ewing. The Treasurer’s office collects property taxes...

Midwest / Nebraska - 3 weeks ago

Property Taxes 101

Lynn Sanchez No one enjoys paying taxes. But can we all agree it would be near-impossible to sustain city and county services without them? Road construction, sewer maintenance and street lights are all financed in part by your property taxes, which...