Friday, May 16, 2014

Village Is Seeking Applicants For Potential Housing Rehabilitation Program

Does your home need renovation but you simply don't have the funds available?  

The Village of Dorchester may be submitting a Community Development Block Grant Application for funds to assist home owners with housing rehabilitation.

Village officials are requesting that residents who need financial assistance to complete housing rehabilitation projects submit a pre-application form by July 1, 2014.  The pre-applications are being requested from potential program participants to determine a market for financing through the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.

Please note, this program would be for owner-occupied homes only -- not abandoned properties or investment real estate.  Properties must be single-family residences and within Dorchester's city limits.  Annual household income limits apply.

If the application is approved, eligible homeowners may receive assistance to make improvements ranging from $5,000 to $24,000 to their homes.  If funded, eligible repairs include health and safety issues and all major systems to bring a property to acceptable housing standards and  to extend the effective life of the house for another 20 years.

The program is funded through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) monies administered by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and will be implemented in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law.

Residents interested may stop at Village Hall and get a brochure with additional details, application, and return envelope.  Information and pre-application forms are also available at the offices of the Southeast Nebraska Development District (SENDD), 2631 “O” Street, Lincoln, NE  68510-1398.  Questions may be directed to Emily Bausch at (402) 475.2560 or e-mail

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