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Housing Programs

The Nebraska Affordable Housing Program provides grants to nonprofits, local governments, and public housing authorities to:
  1. build new rental units for low to moderate income persons
  2. adapt old buildings from use as schools, hotels, etc., to rental housing
  3. rehabilitate existing rental properties owned by nonprofit or public housing authorities to meet local building codes and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development’s rehabilitation standards
  4. administer homebuyer assistance programs
  5. develop new single-family housing (including infrastructure) for homeowners
  6. purchase homes, rehabilitate to meet local building codes and Nebraska Department of Economic Development’s rehabilitation standards, and provide down-payment assistance to new homebuyers to purchase the homes
  7. administer programs that help homeowners rehabilitate their houses
  8. increase nonprofit organizations’ capacity to develop affordable housing
There are several options for housing programs adminstrated by the Department of Economic Development (see below). Click here for affordable housing facts and for DED housing team contact information.

Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF)
The NAHTF is a state financial resource developed in 1996 to increase the supply and improve the quality of affordable housing in Nebraska.
The NAHTF was created:
  • To address the need for affordable housing as identified by the Department.
  • To provide a flexible housing resource to enhance economic development.
  • To serve the lowest income individuals for the longest period of time.
  • To provide matching funds for federal


The HOME program provides grants to non-profits and local governments to help them develop and support affordable housing.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides Nebraskans with safe, affordable and accessible housing and infrastructure; quality jobs and investment through financing new and expanding businesses.

Additional Housing information and Resources

Do you have a housing question that you were not able to find the answer to? Contact one of our talented housing staff here

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