Our Stories, Our Voices report from HWC

The Heartland Workers Center (HWC) is releasing its findings in their community assessment report about South Omaha residents’ experiences and opinions on housing and neighborhoods, education, health, public services and assistance, employment, and political participation.

Some of the main findings from this report are that nearly half (47.2%) of respondents say that their household must sacrifice expenses, including utilities and food, in order to cover housing expenses, and 77.8% of respondents are interested in working with others to create positive change, which is an asset the HWC hopes to build upon, and from there, engage with public officials and policy makers to make lasting change that will benefit South Omaha residents and all of Nebraska.

The HWC assured, the assessment’s findings become more than just an academic study, but rather a tool that communities have to organize themselves, build collective power, and become protagonists of their own lives to transform their own communities.

For more information or a complete copy of the report go to: www.heartlandworkerscenter.org.

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