More than $5.4 million grant funding awarded for affordable housing projects

LINCOLN, NEB. – September 2, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded $5,409,677 grant funding to communities and local housing partnerships as part of the 2009 Nebraska Affordable Housing Program. 

Grants are made available to fund housing projects statewide through a combination of programs, including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership, and Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF). All projects listed benefit low- and moderate-income households.

Projects receiving $1,196,000 in grants in the Western Region include:

• Western Nebraska Housing Opportunities, Scottsbluff—$305,000 to provide assistance for 75 homebuyers living in Scotts Bluff County, earning at or below 100 percent  of the Area Median Family Income (AMI), who are purchasing newly constructed and/or existing homes, as well as for any needed rehabilitation work once the existing homes are purchased. Contact Rawnda Pierce at 308-635-6710 or <!– var prefix = ‘ma’ + ‘il’ + ‘to’; var path = ‘hr’ + ‘ef’ + ‘=’; var addy26531 = ‘twincitiesdev’ + ‘@’; addy26531 = addy26531 + ‘wncc’ + ‘.’ + ‘net’; var addy_text26531 = ‘twincitiesdev’ + ‘@’ + ‘wncc’ + ‘.’ + ‘net’; document.write( ‘‘ ); document.write( addy_text26531 ); document.write( ” ); //–>\n <!– document.write( ” ); //–> This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it <!– document.write( ” ); //–> .

• High Plains Community Development Corporation, Chadron—Two projects. $200,000 to provide assistance for homebuyers earning at or below 100 percent of the AMI and purchasing 20 existing homes; and $60,000 to improve services and activities, build capacity to undertake new activities, plan for new projects, and expand service area. Qualifying residents must live in Dawes, Sheridan, Box Butte and Sioux counties. Contact Marguerite Vey-Miller at 308-432-4346 or <!– var prefix = ‘ma’ + ‘il’ + ‘to’; var path = ‘hr’ + ‘ef’ + ‘=’; var addy60649 = ‘margueritem’ + ‘@’; addy60649 = addy60649 + ‘gpcom’ + ‘.’ + ‘net’; var addy_text60649 = ‘margueritem’ + ‘@’ + ‘gpcom’ + ‘.’ + ‘net’; document.write( ‘‘ ); document.write( addy_text60649 ); document.write( ” ); //–>\n <!– document.write( ” ); //–> This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it <!– document.write( ” ); //–> .

• Lincoln County CDC, North Platte—Three projects. $191,000 to rehabilitate and rent a single family unit and two duplexes; $190,0000 to provide homebuyer assistance for existing homes, and developer purchased and rehabilitated homes; $60,000 to improve services and activities, and build capacity to undertake new activities—for residents in Lincoln County, including the communities of Brady, Hershey, Maxwell, North Platte, Sutherland, Wallace and Wellfleet. Contact Nancy Striebel at 308-534-5095 or <!– var prefix = ‘ma’ + ‘il’ + ‘to’; var path = ‘hr’ + ‘ef’ + ‘=’; var addy70261 = ‘lccdo5095’ + ‘@’; addy70261 = addy70261 + ‘windstream’ + ‘.’ + ‘net’; var addy_text70261 = ‘lccdo5095’ + ‘@’ + ‘windstream’ + ‘.’ + ‘net’; document.write( ‘‘ ); document.write( addy_text70261 ); document.write( ” ); //–>\n <!– document.write( ” ); //–> This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it <!– document.write( ” ); //–> .

• McCook Economic Development Corporation, McCook—$190,000 to provide assistance for 30 homebuyers purchasing existing homes in Red Willow County and earning at or below 100 percent of the AMI. Contact Mary Seybold at 308-345-1200.

Projects receiving $1,121,377 in grants in the Central Region include:

• Boone County—$320,900 for developer to purchase, rehabilitate (at the time of ownership) and resell five existing homes, to provide a subsidy for developer purchased and rehabilitated homes, and provide assistance to those residents earning at or below 100 percent of the AMI who purchase the Boone County homes. Contact Kathy Thorberg at 402-395-2055 or <!– var prefix = ‘ma’ + ‘il’ + ‘to’; var path = ‘hr’ + ‘ef’ + ‘=’; var addy83264 = ‘clerk’ + ‘@’; addy83264 = addy83264 + ‘boone’ + ‘.’ + ‘nacone’ + ‘.’ + ‘org’; var addy_text83264 = ‘clerk’ + ‘@’ + ‘boone’ + ‘.’ + ‘nacone’ + ‘.’ + ‘org’; document.write( ‘‘ ); document.write( addy_text83264 ); document.write( ” ); //–>\n <!– document.write( ” ); //–> This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it <!– document.write( ” ); //–> .

• Central Nebraska Economic Development, Inc., dba Central Nebraska Housing Developers, Chambers—$120,000 to improve services and activities, build capacity to undertake new activities, and provide technical assistance for residents in Blaine, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Hamilton, Holt, Howard, Keya Paha, Loup, Merrick, Rock, Sherman, Valley and Wheeler counties. Contact Mike Feeken at 308-754-4661 or <!– var prefix = ‘ma’ + ‘il’ + ‘to’; var path = ‘hr’ + ‘ef’ + ‘=’; var addy45049 = ‘spdc’ + ‘@’; addy45049 = addy45049 + ‘qwestoffice’ + ‘.’ + ‘net’; var addy_text45049 = ‘spdc’ + ‘@’ + ‘qwestoffice’ + ‘.’ + ‘net’; document.write( ‘‘ ); document.write( addy_text45049 ); document.write( ” ); //–>\n <!– document.write( ” ); //–> This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it <!– document.write( ” ); //–> .

• City of Loup City—$390,000 to provide a subsidy for three newly constructed homes and for infrastructure development for residents earning at or below 100 percent of the AMI in Loup City. Contact Shawn Kaskie at 308-745-0222 or <!– var prefix = ‘ma’ + ‘il’ + ‘to’; var path = ‘hr’ + ‘ef’ + ‘=’; var addy91253 = ‘amglc’ + ‘@’; addy91253 = addy91253 + ‘kdsi’ + ‘.’ + ‘net’; var addy_text91253 = ‘amglc’ + ‘@’ + ‘kdsi’ + ‘.’ + ‘net’; document.write( ‘‘ ); document.write( addy_text91253 ); document.write( ” ); //–>\n <!– document.write( ” ); //–> This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it <!– document.write( ” ); //–> .

• Santee Sioux Tribal Housing Authority, Niobrara—$290,477 to build ten new homes, provide a subsidy for newly constructed homes, and for assistance for eligible homebuyers earning at or below 80 percent of the AMI. Contact Warren Mackey at 402-857-2656 or <!– var prefix = ‘ma’ + ‘il’ + ‘to’; var path = ‘hr’ + ‘ef’ + ‘=’; var addy22872 = ‘ssthaadmn’ + ‘@’; addy22872 = addy22872 + ‘gpcom’ + ‘.’ + ‘net’; var addy_text22872 = ‘ssthaadmn’ + ‘@’ + ‘gpcom’ + ‘.’ + ‘net’; document.write( ‘‘ ); document.write( addy_text22872 ); document.write( ” ); //–>\n <!– document.write( ” ); //–> This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it <!– document.write( ” ); //–> .

Projects receiving $1,216,400 in grants in the Northeast Region include:

• NeighborWorks Northeast, Norfolk—$643,500 for developer to purchase, rehabilitate (at the time of ownership) and resell 15 existing homes, provide a subsidy for developer purchased and rehabilitated homes, and provide assistance for homebuyers earning at or below 100 percent of the AMI and living in Colfax, Cuming, Madison, Pierce, Platte, Stanton and Wayne counties who purchase the homes. Contact Roger Nadrchal at 402-379-3311 or <!– var prefix = ‘ma’ + ‘il’ + ‘to’; var path = ‘hr’ + ‘ef’ + ‘=’; var addy94324 = ‘rogern’ + ‘@’; addy94324 = addy94324 + ‘nwnen’ + ‘.’ + ‘org’; var addy_text94324 = ‘rogern’ + ‘@’ + ‘nwnen’ + ‘.’ + ‘org’; document.write( ‘‘ ); document.write( addy_text94324 ); document.write( ” ); //–>\n <!– document.write( ” ); //–> This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it <!– document.write( ” ); //–> .

• Norfolk Area Habitat for Humanity—$308,000 to construct three new affordable homes for homebuyers earning at or below 80 percent of the AMI and living in Norfolk. Contact Donna Rector at 402-371-3510 or <!– var prefix = ‘ma’ + ‘il’ + ‘to’; var path = ‘hr’ + ‘ef’ + ‘=’; var addy45809 = ‘hrector’ + ‘@’; addy45809 = addy45809 + ‘cableone’ + ‘.’ + ‘net’; var addy_text45809 = ‘hrector’ + ‘@’ + ‘cableone’ + ‘.’ + ‘net’; document.write( ‘‘ ); document.write( addy_text45809 ); document.write( ” ); //–>\n <!– document.write( ” ); //–> This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it <!– document.write( ” ); //–> .

• City of South Sioux City—$264,900 to construct three new affordable homes for homebuyers earning at or below 80 percent of the AMI and living in South Sioux City. Contact Lance Hedquist at 402-494-7500 or email <!– var prefix = ‘ma’ + ‘il’ + ‘to’; var path = ‘hr’ + ‘ef’ + ‘=’; var addy76315 = ‘lhedquist’ + ‘@’; addy76315 = addy76315 + ‘southsiouxcity’ + ‘.’ + ‘org’; var addy_text76315 = ‘lhedquist’ + ‘@’ + ‘southsiouxcity’ + ‘.’ + ‘org’; document.write( ‘‘ ); document.write( addy_text76315 ); document.write( ” ); //–>\n <!– document.write( ” ); //–> This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it <!– document.write( ” ); //–> .

Projects receiving $1,875,900 in grants in the Southeast Region include:

• City of Seward—$338,000 to assist 20 homebuyers earning at or below 80 percent of the AMI who are purchasing existing homes in Seward County. Contact Daniel Berlowitz at 402-643-2928 or <!– var prefix = ‘ma’ + ‘il’ + ‘to’; var path = ‘hr’ + ‘ef’ + ‘=’; var addy8844 = ‘Daniel.Berlowitz’ + ‘@’; addy8844 = addy8844 + ‘cityofsewardne’ + ‘.’ + ‘com’; var addy_text8844 = ‘Daniel.Berlowitz’ + ‘@’ + ‘cityofsewardne’ + ‘.’ + ‘com’; document.write( ‘‘ ); document.write( addy_text8844 ); document.write( ” ); //–>\n <!– document.write( ” ); //–> This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it <!– document.write( ” ); //–> .

• Blue Valley Community Action, Fairbury—$400,000 to provide assistance for 28 homebuyers earning at or below 80 percent of the AMI and purchasing new or existing homes, as well as for any needed rehabilitation work once the existing homes are purchased. Qualifying homebuyers will live in Butler, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Polk, Saline, Seward, Thayer, and York counties. Contact Kim Vicars at 402-729-2278 or <!– var prefix = ‘ma’ + ‘il’ + ‘to’; var path = ‘hr’ + ‘ef’ + ‘=’; var addy84993 = ‘kvicars’ + ‘@’; addy84993 = addy84993 + ‘bvca’ + ‘.’ + ‘net’; var addy_text84993 = ‘kvicars’ + ‘@’ + ‘bvca’ + ‘.’ + ‘net’; document.write( ‘‘ ); document.write( addy_text84993 ); document.write( ” ); //–>\n <!– document.write( ” ); //–> This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it <!– document.write( ” ); //–> .

• York County—$329,900 to provide assistance for 14 homebuyers earning at or below 80 percent of the AMI who are purchasing existing homes in York County, as well as for any needed rehabilitation work once the existing homes are purchased. Contact Cynthia Heine at 402-362-7759 or <!– var prefix = ‘ma’ + ‘il’ + ‘to’; var path = ‘hr’ + ‘ef’ + ‘=’; var addy87918 = ‘clerk’ + ‘@’; addy87918 = addy87918 + ‘york’ + ‘.’ + ‘nacone’ + ‘.’ + ‘org’; var addy_text87918 = ‘clerk’ + ‘@’ + ‘york’ + ‘.’ + ‘nacone’ + ‘.’ + ‘org’; document.write( ‘‘ ); document.write( addy_text87918 ); document.write( ” ); //–>\n <!– document.write( ” ); //–> This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it <!– document.write( ” ); //–> .

• Thayer County Economic Development Alliance, Hebron—$288,000 to provide assistance for ten homebuyers earning at or below 100 percent of the AMI who are purchasing existing homes in Thayer County. Contact Arlis Hohl at 402-768-7407 or <!– var prefix = ‘ma’ + ‘il’ + ‘to’; var path = ‘hr’ + ‘ef’ + ‘=’; var addy90406 = ‘tceda’ + ‘@’; addy90406 = addy90406 + ‘diodecom’ + ‘.’ + ‘net’; var addy_text90406 = ‘tceda’ + ‘@’ + ‘diodecom’ + ‘.’ + ‘net’; document.write( ‘‘ ); document.write( addy_text90406 ); document.write( ” ); //–>\n <!– document.write( ” ); //–> This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it <!– document.write( ” ); //–> .

• NeighborWorks® Lincoln—Two projects. $400,000 to provide assistance for 17 homebuyers earning at or below 100 percent of the AMI who are buying new and existing homes, and assistance for developer purchased and rehabilitated homes, all located in Lincoln’s Malone Neighborhood; and $120,000 to improve services and activities, and to attend NeighborWorks America Training Institutes and CPD trainings. Contact Michael Snodgrass at 402-477-7181 or <!– var prefix = ‘ma’ + ‘il’ + ‘to’; var path = ‘hr’ + ‘ef’ + ‘=’; var addy29639 = ‘msnodgrass’ + ‘@’; addy29639 = addy29639 + ‘nwlincoln’ + ‘.’ + ‘org’; var addy_text29639 = ‘msnodgrass’ + ‘@’ + ‘nwlincoln’ + ‘.’ + ‘org’; document.write( ‘‘ ); document.write( addy_text29639 ); document.write( ” ); //–>\n <!– document.write( ” ); //–> This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it <!– document.write( ” ); //–> .

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CONTACT: Patty Wood 800-426-6505, 402-471-1559

 

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The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) is the official lead economic development agency for Nebraska. Created by the Legislature in 1967, DED’s emphasis is growing and diversifying the state’s “economic base,” bringing new dollars into the state.

Contact:

Nebraska Department of Economic Development
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94666
Lincoln, NE 68509-4666

Phone: (800) 426-6505
Fax: (402) 471-3778

Richard Baier, Director

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