LINCOLN, Neb. -- Renters in the capital city have a new watchdog in the form of the Landlord Seal of Approval Program.

Run through Affordable Housing Initiatives - which has switched from home renovations to renter advocacy - the program aims to secure safe and affordable housing for tenants, while also encouraging landlords to provide better services. 

The Landlord Seal of Approval Project started with a $10,000 grant from the Community Health Endowment.

The program helps to match tenants in need with approved landlords via its website. 

Landlords can get approved by passing an inspection, which costs between $150 and $300, depending on the number of rental units in the property.