FHAS’ Mission is to improve the quality of life by eliminating poverty through housing stability and financial security.
Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc. was chartered as a non-profit corporation by the State of Nebraska in 1968 as the Urban League Housing Foundation, Inc. FHAS was founded to improve opportunities for low-income families to purchase homes in Omaha. During 1971, the Articles of Incorporation were amended to permit the purchase and rehabilitation of housing, and resale or rental, as appropriate. The Articles also permitted FHAS to provide continued social services to assist low-income purchasers to achieve and sustain homeownership, and to enter into other activities which assist in stabilizing neighborhoods where rehabilitated housing is located. It was also during this time that the Urban League Housing Foundation, Inc. became the Urban Housing Foundation, Inc.
The work experience of conducting a rehabilitation program centered on the resale of rehabilitated dwellings to low-income purchasers had rapidly illustrated the parallel need to "rehabilitate" the families as well, since the socioeconomic problems many face do not end with the purchase of a new home. FHAS applied for and received certification as a Comprehensive Housing Counseling Agency from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on April 14, 1970. This certification increased FHAS’S ability to offer potential low and middle- income purchasers consumer information and assistance with home.