Amended bill to merge Omaha housing agencies moves forward

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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — Omaha's two public housing agencies would design a plan for a new single agency under an amended bill advanced Thursday by the Nebraska Legislature.

Legislative Bill 49 originally mandated a merger of the Omaha Housing Authority and the Douglas County Housing Authority. An amendment by the Urban Affairs Committee allows the two agencies to work together over the next year on a plan to create a single office to address affordable housing issues and oversee federal housing programs in the city and county.

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