The City of Bellevue, Nebraska, is preparing an “Affordable Housing Action Plan,” as required by Nebraska State Statute, to document needed affordable housing types in the community. The Plan will include a comprehensive analysis of the local population, economic and housing trends and projections, the identification of the housing unit target demand for Bellevue and the identification of new affordable housing development and housing rehabilitation initiatives for the city. The city is being assisted by Hanna:Keelan Associates, P.C., a Nebraska-based community planning and research consulting firm. Hanna:Keelan will work with a local housing steering committee to complete the Housing Action Plan.
“Meeting the affordable housing needs of our citizens, while providing a broad range of housing choices, is crucial for the growth and prosperity of the community.” said Tammi Palm, Planning Manager for the city. “The city has an excellent track record of completing important community planning activities, leading to positive population growth and housing development activities in Bellevue. We’re excited about creating an Affordable Housing Action Plan.”
A series of citizen participation activities will be implemented as an important component of the Plan, in an effort to gather important information regarding housing strengths, issues, opportunities and needs in the city. These activities will include both a Citizen Household and Workforce Housing Needs Survey and scheduled listening sessions with local housing stakeholders and community leaders.
The surveys can be accessed at:
Affordable Housing Survey.
Workforce Housing Needs Survey.
The Affordable Housing Action Plan is scheduled to be completed this fall.
For questions regarding the Affordable Housing Action Plan, please contact Tammi Palm, Planning Manager, City of Bellevue, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 402-293-3026.