Siena/Francis House director Mike Saklar said, “This project will enhance our community’s ability to better serve the homeless men, women and children who show up in need of assistance and housing. The new apartments that will be built will complement our family and single-men’s shelters, as well as the transitional housing we currently provide.

About Siena/Francis HouseFounded in 1975, the Siena/Francis House is Omaha’s and Nebraska’s largest homeless shelter, providing food, emergency shelter, clothing and other services to homeless men, women, and children. The Siena/Francis House also houses a residential addiction recovery program, a Day Services Center, an employment training program, and a medical clinic. The Siena/Francis House has an “open door” policy, in that we try to never turn away any person or family who come to us in need, regardless of the circumstances that led them to be in need of our services. The Siena/Francis House Siena/Francis House serves more meals and provides more nights of shelter to the homeless than any other charitable organization in the State of Nebraska.

About U.S. Bank and U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation U.S. Bank, with 21 offices in Omaha, is the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States. It is the lead bank of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) with $340 billion in assets as of Dec. 31, 2011. The company operates 3,085 banking offices in 25 states and 5,053 ATMs, and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S. Bancorp and its employees are dedicated to improving the communities they serve, for which the company earned the 2011 Spirit of America Award, the highest honor bestowed on a company by United Way.

U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of U.S. Bank. It finances community development and affordable housing projects through the use of New Markets Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits, Affordable Housing Tax Credits, and Investment Tax Credits in Renewable Energy.

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