homelessness http://kios.org en Omaha's Siena/Francis House on pace to have a record year http://kios.org/post/omahas-sienafrancis-house-pace-have-record-year <p></p><p>A record 508 people stayed at Siena/Francis House’s shelters Monday night.</p><p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 19:58:01 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 23122 at http://kios.org New housing in Omaha for homeless men and women with disabilities http://kios.org/post/new-housing-omaha-homeless-men-and-women-disabilities <p>The <a href="http://www.sienafrancis.org">Siena/Francis House</a> campus in Omaha is growing with the addition of 48 efficiency apartments. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 21152 at http://kios.org VA receives funds to help homeless veterans get housing, services http://kios.org/post/va-receives-funds-help-homeless-veterans-get-housing-services <p>The <a href="http://www.nebraska.va.gov">VA of Nebraska-western Iowa</a> has received two federal grants to help veterans move in to transitional housing. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 13:19:54 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 20112 at http://kios.org Symposium focuses on causes of, solutions to homelessness http://kios.org/post/symposium-focuses-causes-solutions-homelessness <p>A two-day symposium starting Monday in Omaha focuses on the needs of the homeless in Nebraska and western Iowa. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 18895 at http://kios.org Point-in-time report shows slight decrease in number of Omaha's homeless http://kios.org/post/point-time-report-shows-slight-decrease-number-omahas-homeless <p>A new report shows 1,530 people in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro were homeless as of January.</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 00:33:54 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 13622 at http://kios.org Mayor Suttle announces a partnership to aid homeless veterans http://kios.org/post/mayor-suttle-announces-partnership-aid-homeless-veterans <p>There are approximately 1500 homeless veterans in Nebraska and around 200,000 nationwide.</p><p>A new partnership announced this morning would work to make Nebraska the first state to end veterans&rsquo; homelessness.&nbsp; Mayor Jim Suttle and Mike Fornear of the Homeless Veterans Project, were joined by civic and business leaders to discuss the new project called &ldquo;Vets Town.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 20:16:27 +0000 Cheril Lee 12242 at http://kios.org Mayor Suttle announces a partnership to aid homeless veterans New apartments, community services facility planned for Siena/Francis House campus http://kios.org/post/new-apartments-community-services-facility-planned-sienafrancis-house-campus <p>Omaha&rsquo;s Siena/Francis House plans to open 48 new efficiency apartments and a community services center.</p><p>A groundbreaking Friday morning marked the official start of the project on 18<sup>th</sup>Street. The $7.2 million dollar project is set for completion in August. Siena/Francis House executive director Mike Saklar says the new apartments are for homeless people with disabilities. They&rsquo;ll pay 250 dollars a month rent, with assistance available.</p> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 19:41:40 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 8092 at http://kios.org New apartments, community services facility planned for Siena/Francis House campus