Relocation Assistance

Responsibilities & Objectives

The Relocation Assistance program is a program that assists Nebraska residents in relocating their primary residence, business, farm, non-profit organization, or personal property when they are required to move to make way for a highway construction project.


The Relocation Assistance program consists of two basic parts: Advisory Services and Financial Assistance. Every person being displaced is eligible to receive advisory services in relocating to a replacement dwelling or non-residential location. When certain eligibility requirements are met, displaced persons may also be entitled to financial assistance in relocating their personal property and for the costs of buying or renting a replacement dwelling.


These services and benefits are in addition to compensation received by the property owner for the acquisition of real property or real property rights. These services and benefits also assist tenants of real estate that must move for a highway construction project.


The Relocation Section maintains an Approved Relocation Consultant List for those firms retained by the Agency to provide relocation services on those tracts not assigned to our staff.





Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have to move from my residence as a result of the Agency’s project?

During the development of a transportation project, the public is invited to attend Public Information Meetings to review the design plans and ask questions about the project.  We encourage you to attend these meetings or any open houses that may be in your area so that you become aware of the details of the project and how it may affect your property. 


Once the public meetings and open houses have been held and the design is completed, you will be notified by an Agency Representative if it will be necessary to acquire any right of way from you.  At that time, you will have the opportunity to review the State’s acquisition offer and ask any questions you may have.   


Where will I move to?

If you are required to move, the Agency will assist you in locating and acquiring or renting a comparable replacement residential dwelling. However, you may select the new location and dwelling of your choice.


How long will I have to locate and move to a new residence?

The Agency must provide you with a minimum of ninety days advance notice after a replacement dwelling has been made available, before you can be required to move.


Will I be reimbursed for expenses I may incur?

Yes, you may be reimbursed for the actual, reasonable, and necessary costs incurred for moving your personal property to a new location. You may also receive reimbursement for certain eligible expenses that are necessary to purchase or rent and occupy a replacement residential dwelling.


What happens if I own or rent a nonresidential property and must move?

The Agency must provide you with a minimum of ninety days advance notice before you can be required to move. Owners or tenants may be eligible for payments designed to reimburse them for:

  • Their costs in moving personal property,
  • Their time in searching for a new location,
  • Actual loss of tangible personal property,
  • Their expenses in reestablishing at a new site, 

- OR -

  • They can take a fixed payment in lieu of the other mentioned relocation benefits. This payment is between $1,000 and $40,000, based on the net earnings of the business or farm.


Will someone be available to answer my questions?

Yes. You will be provided with an agent’s name and telephone number who will be available to assist you throughout the moving process. The Agency also provides a relocation assistance program to guide you through the process.