Public housing, a $1 billion asset in this country, is home to over 2 million people, more than 40 percent of whom are children. Public housing is a vital national resource, and yet the administration's funding requests for public housing would not fully fund the program.
The Nebraska City Housing Authority has joined with affordable industry partners across the country in supporting the Housing America campaign, which aims to educate decision makers and the general public about the importance of affordable housing and community development programs, as well as the challenges facing these programs.
According to Housing and Urban Development (HUD), families who pay more than 30 percent of their income for housing are considered cost burdened and may have difficulty affording necessities such as food, clothing, transportation and medical care.
An estimated 12 million renter and homeowner households now pay more than 50 percent of their annual incomes for housing.
A family with one full-time worker earning the minimum wage cannot afford the local fair-market rent for a two-bedroom apartment anywhere in the United States.
There continues to be a need for housing programs such as Riverview Terrace and other affordable options within Nebraska City. We are fortunate to have such a valuable asset in our community which benefits so many.  
Thanks to the community and city leaders for supporting our efforts at Nebraska City Housing Authority.
October is Housing America month.
Housing America is spearheaded by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, a membership organization of 23,000 housing and community development agencies and professionals, along with twelve partner organizations standing in support of housing and community development interests.
To help celebrate Housing America Month- Nebraska City Housing Authority would like to invite the public to an open house to celebrate 50 years of providing safe, decent housing for the people of Nebraska City.
Please join us at Riverview Terrace on October 15 from 2-6pm.