Lincoln, Nebraska: June is National Homeownership Month. As part of this nationwide celebration, USDA Rural Development Nebraska is highlighting programs that help people in rural and Tribal areas buy, build and repair affordable homes and to pay their rent in America’s smallest towns and communities.
“At USDA, we believe that everyone deserves to live in a safe and affordable home,” explains Kate Bolz, USDA Rural Development Nebraska State Director. “Rural Nebraska is a great place to call home and we are proud to be a part of expanding opportunities for homeownership and home repair for people who put down roots in rural America.”
The Biden-Harris Administration has invested $37 billion to help nearly 216,000 families and individuals in rural and Tribal communities buy, repair and build homes through USDA Rural Development’s Single-Family Housing programs.
Over the past year, USDA has added to the resources available to help people access safe, affordable housing in rural areas. The Department recently launched initiatives to increase homeownership on Native lands and help people rebuild after disasters. Emergency funds are available in the following presidentially declared disaster areas: Antelope, Boone, Burt, Cedar, Cuming, Custer, Dixon, Frontier, Furnas, Garfield, Greeley, Holt, Knox, Logan, Pierce, Polk, Red Willow, Sherman, Thurston, Valley, Wayne, Wheeler, and York Counties. Other programs available to assist people in rural Nebraska include:
- The Single Family Housing Direct Home Loan Program provides loans directly to families and individuals so they can buy or build homes in rural America.
- The Home Repair Loan and Grant Program provides loans and grants to help families and individuals repair their homes to make them safer, healthier places to live.
- The Housing Preservation Grant Program provides grants to sponsoring organizations for the repair or rehabilitation of housing owned or occupied by low income rural residents.
Under the Biden-Harris Administration, Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities, create jobs and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural, Tribal and high-poverty areas. For more information, visit https://www.rd.usda.gov/ne. To subscribe to USDA Rural Development updates, visit our GovDelivery subscriber page.
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