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Housing Initiatives

Living here is just as important as working here. That’s why business isn’t our only focus. When you get right down to it, the strength of our communities and the people living in them are Nebraska’s foundation. It’s where it all starts.

Whether you’re looking at how we support and grow Nebraska’s rural and urban communities, or our initiatives that improve living environments, offer affordable housing, and provide funding — you’re in the right spot.


Grant Management Resources

This page will provide technical assistance on using AmpliFund to apply for and manage grants awarded by DED.

HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)

HOME provides resources for affordable housing to lower-income households.

Rural Workforce Housing Fund (RWHF)

Matching grants to reduce the cost of workforce housing in Nebraska’s rural communities.

Rural Community Recovery Program (RCRP)

Funding for rural communities impacted by COVID-19 to improve vacant and abandoned properties.

Pandemic Relief Housing Program

Supply grants to nonprofits that develop affordable housing, including housing for refugees and other such immigrants.

Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF)

State financial resource to increase the supply and improve the quality of affordable housing in Nebraska.


American Rescue Plan funds to address the need for homelessness assistance and supportive services.

Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR)

Funding for Nebraska communities recovering from disasters.

Nebraska Commission on Housing and Homelessness (NCHH)

Program recommendations for the Governor that address affordable housing and homelessness issues.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Grants to provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities.

National Housing Trust Fund (HTF)

Affordable rental housing for extremely low-income and very low-income households, including homeless families.

Middle Income Workforce Housing Investment Fund (MWHF)

Matching grants to invest in older urban neighborhoods and majority-minority communities.

Section 3 Resource

Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968.

Contact DED Housing Staff