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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.


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

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

HUD Awards $553,609 for Affordable Housing and Economic Development in Rural Nebraska

WASHINGTON, DC - September 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $553,609 to two rural housing programs in Nebraska to stimulate economic development, create jobs and produce more affordable housing.

Kearney Housing Agency Receives HUD Grant to Promote Low-Income Family Self-Sufficiency

OMAHA, NE - July 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $67,821 in grants to one public housing agency in Nebraska. These agencies will use this funding to connect public housing residents with education, job training, employment services and homeownership counseling available in the local community to promote self-sufficiency.

HUD Offers Permanent Homes for Homeless Vets in Omaha

WASHINGTON, DC - July 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development announced the final allocations of more than 10,000 vouchers to local public housing authorities across the country to provide permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans. Omaha is receiving 35 vouchers totaling $197,067.

Recovery Act Grants Awarded to Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska

WASHINGTON, DC - July 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today approved plans for Lincoln and Omaha to use $1.8 million in federal grants to help stabilize and revive local neighborhoods, rehabilitate affordable housing, and improve key public facilities.

HUD Awards $7.9 Million in Homelessness Prevention Funds to Nebraska Communities

WASHINGTON, DC - July 09, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded a $7,871,814 grant to 3 grantees in Nebraska to rapidly re-house families who fall into homelessness, or prevent them from becoming homeless in the first place.


June 20, 2008 - Mayor Chris Beutler participated a groundbreaking today for a “green build” house in the historic Malone neighborhood. The design of the home at 631 N. 24th Street includes passive solar techniques, materials, and building methods essential for sustainable design.


Mayor Chris Beutler today announced that local agencies serving the homeless have been awarded a record $1,630,861 million in federal grants. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awards “Continuum of Care” grants through a competitive process. The grants provide permanent and transitional housing as well as job training, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and child care.


Mayor Says User Fees Increases Help Prevent Property Tax Hike

Mayor Chris Beutler today said user fee increases helped his administration meet its main objectives for the City's first biennial budget - no property tax increase, no major program cuts and no use of one-time money for ongoing programs.


NIFA’s Homeownership Team Announces Top Producer and Shining Star Award Winners

NIFA’s Homeownership team recently held annual lender training meetings at the LaVista Conference Center on October 17th and at the Holiday Inn Express in North Platte on October 18th. At these events, awards were presented to the Top Producers and Shining Stars. Top Producer awards are given to the top ten loan officers who originate the most NIFA loans for first-time homebuyers in Nebraska in 2015.