Revised Water Management Plan Changes Designated Day Schedule for Some Property Owners

Mayor Chris Beutler has approved a revised Water Management Plan for the City that will affect designated day outdoor watering schedules for apartment complexes and commercial properties. The plan is used to implement watering restrictions when the City's water supplies are decreased and the demand for water increases

Help StarTran “Stuff the Bus” for Friendship Home

The public is invited to help StarTran "Stuff the Bus" by donating new items needed by women and children at the Friendship Home, a 24-hour emergency shelter for women and their children experiencing domestic violence

Fortenberry Introduces Measure to Assist Rural Housing Efforts

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry this week introduced the Rural Housing Preservation Act (H.R. 858), which helps hundreds of rural communities across the nation address the challenge of affordable housing.

East Downtown Development to Include Housing, Retail and Grocery Store

Mayor Chris Beutler today announced that the Hoppe Brothers have been chosen to redevelop 6.5 acres of property in the area of 21st and "N" streets. The "Exchange at Antelope Valley" will include a variety of housing options, retail space and a 32,000 square foot grocery store

New Downtown Building Named for Roger Larson

Downtown Lincoln's newest building has been named the Larson Building to honor business and community leader Roger Larson. Mayor Chris Beutler and Block 38 LLC made the announcement at this morning's grand opening of the new ten-story building on "Q" Street between 13th and 14th streets.

Grand Opening of Catalyst Building Set for Monday

Mayor Chris Beutler and Block 38 LLC will participate in the grand opening and naming announcement for the downtown Catalyst building at 10 a.m. Monday, July 23. The ten-story building is on the north half of the block bounded by 13th, 14th, "Q" and "P" streets. The $31 million project includes 17,000 square feet of first-floor retail, six floors of City-operated parking, 52 units in the Parkhaus residential complex on the top three floors, and a green roof


May 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Nebraska’s Senator Ben Nelson announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has begun investigating concerns raised about financial mismanagement at the Omaha Housing Authority. Nelson re-emphasized a request he made for a federal audit of OHA’s books.

Lt. Gov. Sheehy Previews 2011 Nebraska Infrastructure Protection Conference

Lincoln, Neb. - April 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy announced the line-up for the 2011 Nebraska Infrastructure Protection Conference (NIPC). Nebraska businesses and private industry representatives are encouraged to participate in the conference taking place Monday and Tuesday, April 11 and 12, at the LaVista Conference Center, located at 12520 Westport Pkwy.

Federal Block Grant’s $58.7 million investment yields results unlike any other program in Nebraska

LINCOLN, NEB. - March 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) --The recently-released 2006-2010 CDBG Investments and Impacts brochure contains eye-opening statistics related to Nebraska’s strategic use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).

City Gives Building Owners 10 Days To Take Action On Damaged Buildings

March 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Chris Beutler said the City today sent dangerous building notices to the owners of two "O" Street buildings damaged by fire December 12. The notices give the owners 10 days to repair or demolish the buildings between 9th and 10th streets that housed Romantix and a former piano business. If no action is taken in 10 days, the City can proceed with demolition of both buildings and bill the owners for the expense.


MANHATTAN, NY - March 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Salmanson Capital, LLC, a Manhattan-based real estate firm that specializes in the acquisition and repositioning of student housing assets, has acquired an off-campus student housing complex serving University of Nebraska undergraduate students for $7.65 million.

$350,000 awarded Wayne Community Housing Development Corporation for Purchase/Rehab/Resell program

LINCOLN, NB - January 21, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded Wayne Community Housing Development Corporation (WCHDC) in Wayne, Neb., $350,000 in HOME funding earmarked for Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO) to purchase and rehabilitate up to 12 homes and resell them to qualifying low- and middle-income families. The HOME funding is administered by DED.

$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.


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.