Housing Agency

The Southeast Nebraska Housing Partnership (SNHP) operates two outstanding affordable housing facilities within Falls City; Pioneer Plaza Apartments and East View Apartments. SNHP adopts and administers fair and equitable policies in establishing a plan for selection of housing applicants. For any additional information or to apply for housing, please contact the SNHP office at 402.245.4204 or visit their website at www.housingnebraska.org

Valerie Buckminster - Executive Director
Southeast Nebraska Housing Partnership
800 East 21st Street, OFC
Falls City NE 68355

The first Housing Agencies were established from the United States Housing Act of 1937. Since then Housing Agencies have been established in nearly every county of the state. Housing Agencies manage housing programs and a variety of other housing assistance programs for low to moderate income families, elderly persons, disabled persons and other members of their community.

In November 2020, Falls City adopted a joint resolution in conjunction with the City of Pawnee City to create the Southeast Nebraska Housing Partnership (SNHP). The agency's headquarters are located at 800 East 21st Street, Falls City, NE 68355. Thru this partnership, Falls City appoints a total of three commissioners to SNHP's Board of Commissioners, including two at large and one resident commissioner. Commissioner’s responsibilities are the governance of the housing agency, the oversight responsibilities, fiduciary obligations and financial viability. Commissioners are charged with ensuring fairness in the administration of housing policies, attracting adequate resources, balancing the demands of conflicting community groups, and winning public support. For more information on becoming a commissioner you can reference the SNHP's Board of Commissioners Handbook here. The current appointed commissioners for the City of Falls City are as follows:

Marilyn Capps - Commissioner
Falls City NE 68355

Amber Holle - Commissioner
Falls City NE 68355

Darlene Mertens - Resident Commissioner
Falls City NE 68355

The City of Falls City operates in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law.  It is illegal to discriminate again any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin in the sale or rental of housing or residential lots, in advertising the sale or rental of housing, in the financing of housing, in the provision of real estate brokerage services, and in the appraisal of housing.  Block busting is also illegal.

Anyone who feels he or she has been discriminated against may file a complaint of housing discrimination by calling 1-800-669-9777 (Toll Free) or 1-800-927-9275 (TTY).  Written complaints can also be submitted to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Washington, D.C.  20410.