Founded in 1997 by the Notre Dame Sisters, Notre Dame Housing (NDH) serves seniors 55+. NDH provides housing and supportive services to low-to-moderate income seniors.
Our unique approach changes the way we think about housing, health, eradicating poverty as we strive to bring about self-sufficiency, changing the landscape of impoverished communities, one senior at a time and recognizes there is a shortage of senior housing in our community and treats all seniors equally.
More than 70% of our seniors live below the Federal Poverty Level and struggle to meet basic needs, and this is not unique to seniors in Omaha or across the nation. A fixed income in the face of rising costs males things increasing difficult for retirees.
We have noticed not only the shortage for affordable housing in Omaha, but a disconnect between seniors and the services that they have access to. Our full-time service coordinator specializes in connecting individuals with free services in their area and assists in identifying and utilizing their government benefits. Seniors on a fixed income need this kind of individualized attention.
There is also the larger senior community to think about – those not living in senior communities. When senior complexes can only hold so many residents, there needs to be public space for seniors to learn, engage, and grow, especially when people are at risk of isolation. Isolation can be easy to fall into and difficult to get out of. A 2010 study linked the isolation with life span. We offer public programming to local seniors as well as our own residents.
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NDH is proud to have long-standing partnerships with many local and national organizations.