$1.7 million awarded city, housing organizations in western Nebraska

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$1.7 million awarded city, housing organizations in western Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has awarded $1,767,100 in Nebraska Affordable Housing Program funding to a city and five housing organizations based in western Nebraska to undertake various activities.

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has awarded $1,767,100 in Nebraska Affordable Housing Program funding to a city and five housing organizations based in western Nebraska to undertake various activities.

  • The City of Curtis will use $186,000 in HOME funds to offer an owner-occupied rehabilitation program for six qualifying homeowners earning at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Family Income living in the incorporated limits of Curtis in Frontier County. Ninety percent of the community’s existing housing stock is 30-plus years or older. Contact Kevin Brown at 308-367-4122, or ctybrown@curtis-ne.com .
  • Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Gering, will use $337,500 in Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Funds (NAHTF) to offer an owner-occupied rehabilitation program for 11 qualifying homeowners living in Banner, Cheyenne, Deuel, Garden, Kimball, Morrill and Scotts Bluff counties, and earning at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Family Income. Homes will receive essential electrical, plumbing, heating, roofing, structural, and energy conservation upgrades to meet code requirements. The Nebraska Energy Office and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will invest an additional $53,075 in the project. Contact Jan Fitts at 308-635-3089, or jfitts@capwn.org .
  • Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation (SWNCBC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Grant, will use $248,000 HOME funds to continue its regional owner occupied rehabilitation program for eight qualifying homebuyers living in incorporated municipalities located in Hitchcock County, and earning at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Family Income. Depending on individual home inspections, SWNCBC will offer $25,000 rehabilitation assistance per home (factoring the leveraging of additional partners’ funding). Contact Amy L. Thelander at 308-352-4338, or communitydev@gpcom.net .
  • McCook Economic Development Corporation, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit in McCook, will use $300,000 in Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Funds to purchase, rehabilitate and resell three single family homes at scattered sites throughout the city. These properties will be available to qualifying first-time homebuyers earning at or below 100 percent of the Area Median Family Income. The three homebuyers along with the City of McCook will invest an additional $4,500 total in the project. The homebuyers also will be required to participate in REACH-approved homebuyer education classes. Contact Mary Kircher at 308-345-1200, or mary@marykircher.com .
  • Lincoln County Community Development Corporation (LCCDC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization/nonprofit Community Housing Development Organization in North Platte, will use $251,000 HOME funds to offer an owner occupied rehabilitation program for ten qualifying homeowners living in Brady, Hershey, North Platte, Maxwell, Wallace and Wellfleet—two at or below 80 percent, and eight at or below 50 percent of the Area Median Family Income. Up to $20,000 will be spent per house to correct lead-based paint issues, and repair or replace roofing, and electrical, plumbing and heating systems. LCCDC will invest an additional $6,000 in recaptured funds in the project. Contact Nancy Striebel at 308-534-5095, or lccdo5095@windstream.net .
  • Western Nebraska Housing Opportunities (WNHO), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Scottsbluff, will use $444,600 Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Funds to purchase, rehabilitate and resell two single family homes, and demolish and rebuild two modular single family homes in the incorporated limits of Scottsbluff. All four properties will be available for qualifying first-time homebuyers earning at or below 100 percent of the Area Median Family Income. The four homebuyers will invest $500 each, and WNHO will invest $42,000 in the project. WNHO also will provide up to $2,500 down payment support for each homeowner. Contact Rawnda Pierce at 308-632-2833, or twincitiesdev@tcdne.org .

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