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$1.3 million granted to South Omaha to revitalize the area

Posted at 10:57 PM, Oct 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-20 23:57:35-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Those living in parts of South Omaha will be seeing new life thanks to a $1.3 million grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Sunday, October 20 kicked off the planning effort to revitalize the area.

The plan will impact the neighborhood spanning from 27ths to 36th streets and K St. to z St.

Leaders for the group say South Omaha has been hit with poverty, lack of resources and run down public housing.

This gathering was an effort to start collaborating ideas with residents to help fix these problems.

"I would like to see life-skill building, social-skill building, access to resources, multiple resources because people will need those resources as they go through this whole transition," Kimara Snipe said.

Snipe is the President of South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance, while also a resident of South Omaha.

She sees the needs of this community.

She adds other areas for improvement include public transportation and more resources to help people find employment.