$1.84 million awarded for owner-occupied housing rehab in seven communities

LINCOLN, NE – October 2, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded $1,847,600 as part of the 2015 Nebraska Affordable Housing Program to seven communities to pursue owner-occupied rehab housing projects. Funding comes from the federal Community Development Block Grant program that is administered by DED.

Receiving funding:

City of Benkelman—$186,000 to rehab six homes for Benkelman homeowners earning at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Family Income (AMFI). Matching funds and in-kind contributions of $18,624 from the City, Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska (MID), and CDS Inspections and Beyond, and other funds of $9,600 complete the project. Contact Diane Rosenfelt at 308-423-2540, or email citben (at) bwtelcom (dot) net

Village of Butte—$186,000 to rehab six homes for Butte homeowners earning at or below 80 percent of the AMFI. Matching funds of $10,000 from the Village of Butte, and other funds of $6,514 from Central Nebraska Economic Development District and CDS Inspections and Beyond complete the project. Contact Shanna Brooks at 402-775-2426, or email villageofbutte (at) nctc (dot) net

City of Cozad—$297,600 to rehab ten homes for Cozad homeowners earning at or below 80 percent of the AMFI. Matching and other funds of $12,400 from the City complete the project. Contact Susan Kloepping at 308-784-3907, or email cozadcty (at) cozadtel (dot) net
City of Lexington—$279,000 to rehab ten homes for Lexington homeowners earning at or below 80 percent of the AMFI. Matching and other funds of $31,000 from the City complete the project. Contact Joe Pepplitsch at 308-324-2341, or email jpepp (at) cityoflex (dot) com

City of South Sioux City—$465,000 to rehab 15 homes for South Sioux City homeowners earning at or below 80 percent of the AMFI. Matching funds of $21,200 from the City’s General Fund and $38,826 in-kind contributions from City staff and VISTA workers complete the project. Contact Tami Bailey at 402-494-7591, or email tbailey (at) southsiouxcity (dot) org

Village of Talmage—$248,000 to rehab eight homes for Talmage homeowners earning at or below 80 percent of the AMFI. Contact Joetta Sims at 402-264-3715, or email villageoftalmage (at) jagwireless (dot) net

Village of Wauneta—$186,000 to rehab six homes for Wauneta homeowners earning at or below 80 percent of the AMFI. Matching funds and in-kind contributions of $18,624 from the Village, MID, and CDS Inspections and Beyond, and other funds of $9,600 complete the project. Contact Evelyn Skelton at 308-394-5390, or email waunetacity (at) bwtelcom (dot) net
CONTACT Kate Ellingson at 1-800-426-6505, 1-402-471-3749 or email kate.ellingson (at) nebraska (dot) gov

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the nation’s housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development, and enforces the nation’s fair housing laws.

Contact:

Brian Sullivan
(202) 708-0685

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