HSF Community Reports

These reports were created with the help of all CSI participating agencies, financial support from JBC funds, and UNL Center for Children, Families and Law who provided research and data collection.

Unique Needs of Immigrant and Refugee Youth - May 2015 - Commissioned by Nebraska Children and Families Foundation.

Lancaster County Facts At A Glance - Published Aug. 2013
These are collected data from the U.S. Census Bureau.  This one page sheet is helpful in getting quick access to Lancaster County basic information for your next grant.

HSF Process Improvement Project Summary Report - Published Jan. 2013

Refugee Report - Published Dec. 2012
This report contains some history of Lincoln refugees, what brought so many here, some common populations and national resources about refugees

Community Report - Published May 2011
This report includes the state of caring indicators as well as updates from past reports such as Food and Hunger and Homelessness.  Also, general demographics from Lancaster County can be found in this community report.

Alternative Financial Services Report -  Published May 2011
In the past few years, the payday loan industry—or delayed deposit services—has grown nationally and locally.  In response to concerns raised regardingthe predatory nature of some of these businesses and the perceived use of such services by individualsand families who were seeking community assistance and/or services provided via government andnonprofit organizations, Community Services Initiatives chose the payday lending industry in Lincoln as its focus in this report.

<Rent and Utility Assistance Report - Published March 2011
The intent of this report is to provide the most complete overview of the rent and utility assistance need and provision occurring in our community.  In addition, the purpose is to provide information to public policy makers, funding entities, planners, and the service community to consider as Lincoln moves forward in efforts to increase housing and household energy security with, in all likelihood, significantly reduced resources.

Food and Hunger Report - Published July 2010
The Food and Hunger Report is intended to provide the Lincoln community with information and recommendations for efforts related to increasing foodsecurity for low-income persons. The information in this report is from segments of food provision services in the community for which systematic data are available.

Homeless Report - Published Nov. 2009
The partnership between Community Services Initiatives (CSI), the Lincoln/Lancaster County Homeless Coalition, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center on Children, Families, and the Law (UNL-CCFL) has resulted in the stories, data, and solutions included in this report.  This is an initial step for our community to move toward a more responsive and comprehensive system to help our neighbors. 


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