$1.64 million awarded housing organizations in central Nebraska

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$1.64 million awarded housing organizations in central Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has awarded $1,644,800 in Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Funds (NAHTF) to five housing organizations in central Nebraska to undertake various activities.

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has awarded $1,644,800 in Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Funds (NAHTF) to five housing organizations in central Nebraska to undertake various activities.

  • Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Kearney, will use $226,122 to offer an owner-occupied rehabilitation program for ten qualifying homeowners earning at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Family Income (AMFI) living in Buffalo, Franklin, Harlan, Kearney and Phelps counties. Homes will receive electrical, heating/cooling, roofing, siding, windows, painting, and insulation upgrade, and some interior remodeling. Contact Jackie L. Harpst at 308-865-5675, or jharpst@mnca.net .
  • Central Nebraska Community Services, Inc. (CNCS), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Loup City, will use $357,628 to rehabilitate rental properties in Loup City (six units), Central City( six units), Ainsworth (three units), Greeley (two units), O’Neill (four units) and Cairo (three units). Rehabilitation will include new roofing, poured concrete and foundations, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and installation of new water heaters and windows. All units are rented to individuals or families earning at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). CNCS will contribute $20,000 to the project. Contact Judy Hughes at 308-745-0780, or jhughes@cennecs.org .
  • Central Nebraska Economic Development Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Chambers, will use $186,000 to continue its regional owner-occupied rehabilitation program for six qualifying homebuyers earning at or below 80 percent of the AMFI, and living in Blaine, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Hamilton, Holt, Howard, Keya Paha, Loup, Merrick, Rock, Sherman, Valley and Wheeler counties. Contact Judy Petersen at 402-340-0106, or judy@cnhdhome.org .
  • Housing Authority of the City of St. Paul, a local housing authority, will use $443,050 to build a new apartment building containing three two-bedroom apartments at 123 5th Street. The building’s exterior will feature brick and aluminum siding. Each apartment will be outfitted with energy efficient features, energy star appliances, and electrical heating and cooling systems. The apartments will be rented to qualifying individuals or families earning at or below 80 percent of the AMI. The City of St. Paul will invest $27,500 in the acquisition of vacant land. Contact Ute Wojtalewicz at 308-754-5251, or plaza@charter.net .
  • Midwest Housing Initiatives, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Lincoln, will use $432,000 to construct 12 affordable single-family homes in Broken Bow, offering direct homebuyer help for six of the units. The site is a new extension of Cherokee Lane in the Indian Hills Subdivision. The homes, ranging from 1,355-1,370 sq. ft., will feature three bedrooms, two baths, two-car garages, and some with unfinished basements with ingress-egress window. All exteriors will feature some brick, shutters and patios. Amenities will include ranges, refrigerators, dishwashers, disposals, and washers and dryers. The homes will list for $150,000-$170,000 and be available to qualifying individuals or families whose earnings range at or between 75-100 percent of the AMFI. An additional $172,500 in Tax Incremental Financing and funding from Broken Bow will complete the project. Contact Kurt Grosshans at 402-420-1818, or kgrosshans@anbank.com

CONTACT Patty Wood at 800-426-6505, 402-471-1559 or patty.wood@nebraska.gov