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

$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.

$29,878 awarded for new multi-family housing in Norfolk

LINCOLN, NEB. - December 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has awarded $29,878 in Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Funds to Building Futures IV, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)3, to build 10 new multi-family units.

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.

Three Communities Selected to Develop New Power Park Speculative Sites in Nebraska

Lincoln, NE - September 8, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. Dave Heineman today announced that the cities of Aurora, Kearney and South Sioux City...

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.

$1,263,600 awarded to City of Gering, Western Nebraska Housing Opportunities for neighborhood revitalization efforts

SCOTTSBLUFF, NE - August 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Dave Heineman today awarded $1,263,600 through the Community Development Block Grant Neighborhood Stabilization Program 1 to the nonprofit Western Nebraska Housing Opportunities, and the City of Gering to help with neighborhood revitalization efforts. The Nebraska Department of Economic Development administers the program.

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.

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.

$20,000 awarded for housing in Hemingford

LINCOLN, NEB. - June 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has awarded $20,000 in Nebraska Affordable Housing Program funding to Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska to renovate the Wheatridge Court Apartment complex in Hemingford built in the 1970s.

$100,000 awarded to Panhandle Area Development District for regional housing rehab program

LINCOLN, NEB. - June 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Panhandle Area Development District (PADD) has received $100,000 in Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF) money to establish a regional owner-occupied housing rehabilitation program serving Scotts Bluff, Box Butte and Morrill counties. NAHTF is administered by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.

Nelson: $225 Million In Federal Resources To Nebraska For Infrastructure, Economic Development

Washington, D.C. - June 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Today, Nebraska’s Senator Ben Nelson welcomed an announcement by the U.S. Treasury Department that Nebraska will receive $225 million in new financing resources from the Stimulus Bill targeted to help communities invest in infrastructure and economic development.

$23,250 funding completes Phase I Downtown Revitalization projects in Geneva, South Sioux City

LINCOLN, NEB.- June 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has awarded a total $23,250 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to Geneva and South Sioux City to wrap up the Phase I Planning portion of their downtown revitalization projects.


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.