Omaha-Lincoln city council meeting addresses affordable housing

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(Omaha, NE) -- An Omaha-Lincoln joint city council meeting on Tuesday addressed several issues including affordable housing.

The city of Omaha estimates that it is 80,000 units short on affordable housing.

City officials discussed Lincoln's affordable housing plan as Omaha is developing their own plan.

In the joint meeting, Lincoln's Urban Development Director, Dan Marvin, discussed with other city leaders on how to use the millions of dollars from the American Rescue Plan.

“We have twin goals," said Marvin. "We want to create additional housing units, we also want to think about where they are located to give our citizens the best outcomes we can give them.

The cities plan to use the funds on issues such as affordable housing, climate change, mass transit, and more.

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