"I'VE GOT BIG IDEAS, AND THESE IDEAS AREN'T ABOUT THE NEXT ELECTION"
- R. J. Neary
RJ’s Pathway to the Future
As Mayor I will:
76% of those living in poverty live in poor quality housing or pay more than 30% of their income towards housing. Priority needs to be on reconnecting Omaha's neighborhoods and investing in and improving North and South Omaha that have been left behind. This plan will work to eliminate substandard housing, create affordable housing at a faster pace, rebuild neighborhoods that are blighted, measure neighborhoods before they dilapidated, and make sure that neighborhood associations in our diverse communities have more of a voice in proposals.
Create 1,600 additional affordable housing units in the first 4 years
Empower neighborhood associations, for example changing the $250,000 neighborhood snow-watching contracts from engineers to One Omaha
Initiate innovative city-led programs that provide incentives and second mortgages to spark interest in neighborhoods that need it and create homeownership opportunities
Provision more available and entitled sites for workforce housing units
Revitalize targeted communities with HILC (High Impact Low Cost) projects every year
Create a partnership with Omaha Realtors for an initiative that will flag and provide attention to houses that are eligible for renovation and city-support
Provide support to current programs that renovate existing housing stocks in order to keep elderly and low-income homeowners in their homes