Yearly Archives: 2010

$550,000 awarded for owner-occupied housing rehab in seven northeast NE counties

LINCOLN, NE - December 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded $550,000 in HOME Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) funding to NeighborWorks Northeast Nebraska (NWNEN), a state designated CHDO based in Norfolk, to pursue 12 owner-occupied rehab housing projects. The homes will be scattered throughout Colfax, Cuming, Madison, Pierce, Platte, Stanton and Wayne counties, and available to homeowners earning at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Family Income

$250,000 awarded to CORE Development Inc., for housing rehab program

LINCOLN, NE - December 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has awarded CORE Development, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit, $250,000 in HOME funds through a Nebraska Affordable Housing Program (NAHP) 2010 set aside grant to rehabilitate eight owner-occupied homes in Amelia, Brunswick, Chambers, Clearwater, Orchard, Inman, Ewing, Elgin, Neligh, Oakdale, Royal, Page and all of Antelope County


October 26, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Statistics show that Americans spend 90 percent of our time in buildings, which is why we’re seeing a surge in the growth of green buildings, especially schools. U.S. school systems have 55 million students and 5 million faculty members. That’s 20 percent of the population spending 6 hours or more each day in a school building.

AG Bruning: Nebraska to Review Foreclosure Practices

LINCOLN, NE - October 20, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Jon Bruning today announced that as part of a coordinated national effort, Nebraska will review the practice of so-called “robo-signing” within the mortgage servicing industry

City-Black Hills Energy Partnership Promotes Green Building Practices

October 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- A partnership between the City of Lincoln and Black Hills Energy, provider of natural gas service in the City of Lincoln, has resulted in the creation of a position in the City's Development Services Center (DSC) to promote the use of green building practices in development projects. The position is funded through the City's Cleaner Greener Lincoln initiative, which received $2.4 million in federal energy stimulus funds to improve energy efficiency and boost the use of renewable and clean energy technologies across the community

$80,900 awarded Keith County Housing Dev. Corp. to purchase, rehab and resell home

LINCOLN, NEB. - August 24, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has awarded Keith County Housing Development Corporation, a non-profit 501 (c)(3), $80,900 in Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Funds to purchase, rehabilitate and resell a home in Ogallala to a family earning at or below 100 percent of the Area Median Income.

Nelson Promotes Wind Energy Development in Nebraska

Omaha, NE - June 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Nebraska’s Senator Ben Nelson cosponsored legislation enabling substantial wind power development in Nebraska that could create jobs and provide Nebraskans with more electricity generated from renewable energy.

$1.9 million awarded to five organizations to build rental housing for elderly

LINCOLN, NEB. - April 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has awarded $1,967,114 in HOME funding to five local/regional housing authorities and non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations to build rental housing for residents ages 55 and older in their respective communities.

Updated Housing Code To Address Problem Properties

Lincoln, NE - February 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Chris Beutler today said replacing Lincoln's current Uniform Housing Code with the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) will help the City address problem properties in neighborhoods.

2010 NIFA Housing Innovation Marketplace a Success!

Lincoln, NE - February 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The 8th annual Housing Innovation Marketplace, sponsored by NIFA, was held on January 26-27, 2010 at the Omaha Regency Marriot Hotel. The goal of the conference was to stimulate the formation of affordable ownership and rental housing development.


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.