The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) is soliciting proposals for the Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF) Innovative Housing Demonstration Program.

The unique program is designed to support innovative housing projects that address community and statewide housing shortage concerns. In total, nearly $2 million is available for distribution to local governments, local or regionally-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) housing organizations, reservation-based nonprofits and public housing authorities. For-profit developers and contractors are eligible for funding when working with an eligible applicant.

Examples of eligible projects under the program include, but are not limited to, adaptive reuse; demolition with new housing development; energy efficiency/sustainability; innovative investment; unique design; walkable communities; and workforce housing.

Proposals must be submitted to DED by February 13, 2019. All proposals should follow the proposal-making guidelines, which can be accessed at

For additional questions about the program, contact Sheryl Hiatt at 402-340-6180 or