Understanding a community’s housing needs is vital to ensuring that all people are being served — regardless of income level, says Carolyn Pospisil, a Sarpy County housing official.

A housing study in the county will help community leaders better understand those needs, including the types of housing needed, where it should be and who’s being overlooked.

The study comes at a critical time. The historic flooding in March damaged two Bellevue communities that were important sources of affordable housing: Paradise Lakes and Green Acres. All the homes in Paradise Lakes were declared uninhabitable, as were many in Green Acres.