$800,000 awarded to facilitate recovery efforts in northeast and south central Nebraska

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$800,000 awarded to facilitate recovery efforts in northeast and south central Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has awarded $800,000 from its Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF) to several non-profit housing and economic development organizations in northeast and south central Nebraska. The money will go toward helping eligible homeowners within disaster-declared areas make repairs and cover costs related to recent storm damage.

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has awarded $800,000 from its Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF) to several non-profit housing and economic development organizations in northeast and south central Nebraska. The money will go toward helping eligible homeowners within disaster-declared areas make repairs and cover costs related to recent storm damage.

 

The Northeast Nebraska Development District will receive $320,000 to assist homeowners in Stanton, Cuming and Thurston counties, which includes the communities of Stanton, Pilger and Wisner.

Blue Valley Community Action Agency and Southeast Nebraska Affordable Housing Council will each receive $160,000 to serve homeowners in Fillmore and Seward counties, which includes the communities of Beaver Crossing, Cordova and Sutton.

The remaining funds will be awarded where the greatest demonstrated needs are documented.

Qualifying homeowners may receive up to $10,000 in individual NAHTF grants for eligible repairs and costs. Homeowners living within the outlined geographic locations should apply directly to those above-named organizations serving their counties and/or communities.

A qualifying homeowner:

  • Must earn an annual income at or below $77,520 (regardless of family size);
  • Provide proof of ownership of the unit;
  • Have had an active homeowner’s insurance policy effective the date that damage from the disaster occurred;
  • Provide proof of an active flood insurance policy effective the date that damage from the disaster occurred IF the unit is located within a FEMA defined “Special Flood Hazard Area.”

Depending on the severity of the disaster area and properties affected in those areas, additional assistance may be available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Homeowners are responsible for directly contacting these agencies for information and assistance.

CONTACT Kate Ellingson at 800-426-6505, 402-471-3749 or kate.ellingson@nebraska.gov