The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that jurisdictions receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), National Housing Trust Fund (HTF), and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program funds conduct planning efforts to address regulatory requirements.

The Consolidated Plan is a five-year housing and community development strategic plan that is based on quantitative and qualitative data collection combined with community engagement (involving county departments, city partners, state agencies, non-profit partners and community members) to identify the needs of Nebraska.  The needs identify how Nebraska will best direct federal resources over a five year period to address these needs.

The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) uses collected data to identify and analyze impediments to fair housing choice and develop strategies to address those impediments. This planning effort also involves a comprehensive engagement process.

These two planning efforts began in November 2019.

Documents for Public Review

The Public Comment Period occurs from March 23, 2020 – April 21, 2020.

Proposed 2020 – 2024 Consolidated Plan, 2020 Annual Action Plan, and Citizen Participation Plan

Proposed 2020 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

Hard copies can also be requested by contacting Lori Cole, Office Manager, at 800-426-6505 or 402-471-3746, or by emailing

Public Comments

Mail written comments to: Nebraska Department of Economic Development, P.O. Box 94666, Lincoln, NE 68509-4666. Or email comments to: with the subject line “2020 Proposed.”

Sensory Accommodations

Individuals requiring sensory accommodations, including interpreter services, Braille, large print, or recorded materials, should contact Rebecca Schademann (402-471-3172;

Give us your input! (Surveys Responses will be accepted until April 21, 2020)


Housing & Community Development Survey

This survey determines how federal and state funding should be invested over the next five years to meet the needs of Nebraskans in the best way possible through housing, community/public facilities, economic development, infrastructure, and public services.

Click here for the Survey!

Fair Housing Survey

This survey asks about impediments to fair housing choice, which will help the State eliminate barriers to fair housing choice.
Click here for the Survey!

Nebraska Encuesta sobre Vivienda y Desarrollo Comunitario

Esta encuesta determina como invertir los fondos del estado y gobierno federal en los próximos cinco años para las necesidades de Nebraska a través de vivienda, instalaciones públicas, desarrollo económico, infraestructura, y servicios de humanidades.
Click here for the Survey!

Nebraska Encuest de Vivienda Justa

Esta encuesta pregunta a cerca de impedimentos de equidad de vivienda y ayuda al Estado a eliminar barreras en equidad de vivienda.
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Public Hearing regarding the following proposed document:  2020 – 2024 Consolidated Plan, 2020 Annual Action Plan, Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, and the Citizen Participation Plan.

  • April 14, 2020 – Webinar 
    • 9:30am (CT) / 8:30am (MT) | Public Hearing | Register
    • 2:30pm (CT) / 1:30pm (MT)  | Public Hearing | Register

Public Input Sessions were held on the following dates and locations:

  • January 30, 2020 – Bennett Martin Public Library (136 S 14th Street Lincoln, NE)
  • February 6, 2020 – Webinar 
  • February 13, 2020 – Webinar 

Public Input Session Materials

  • Consolidated Plan | PowerPoint | Recording
  • Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice | PowerPoint | Recording

Have questions about the Consolidated Plan process?

Rebecca Schademann

Consolidated Plan Coordinator