(The "field" part is a joke. This is a science site, after all)
Lincoln is a shit pile for the poor. Housing speculators have ruined the city. The vultures have swooped in from around the country, and have bought up every single (previously) low-priced house they could get their greedy hands on. A house gets bought for $90,000 in September, it is then back on the market for $115,000 in December. A year ago, people were buying houses for $100,000 then charging $125,000 a month later. Often, only a cosmetic tweak (like a laid rug ) was the difference.
I saw houses get bought by one out-of-state speculator, then sold to a secondary speculator.
This is what happens when your state goes through the pandemic with the lowest unemployment in the nation - every step of the way.
(Lincoln was just reported to be at 1.1% unemployment, but I thought it was closer to 4%. Nebraska is at 1.8%. Both are historical records for all places, at all times.)
The speculation started about 18 months ago.
(This is an old position, of my own, but it is clearly stamped "necessary")
Make it a law that you cant own a residence unless you live in it for at least 90 days a year.