LEXINGTON, NEB. (January 17, 2007)—The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has awarded $108,600 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding through its 2007 Nebraska Affordable Housing Program to rehabilitate six owner-occupied homes of low and low-moderate income families in Lexington.
Grants are made available to fund housing projects statewide through the CDBG, HOME Investment Partnership, and Nebraska Affordable
Housing Trust Fund programs. All projects here benefit low- and moderate-income households.
Lexington officials will conduct risk assessments on all homes built before 1978 for potential lead-based paint hazards. Each homeowner will receive a report of the assessment to keep and share with the contractor they select to complete the rehabilitation. When the projects are completed, the homes will be tested for final clearance approval.
The homes also qualify for matching funds through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development’s 502 or 504 housing repair and loan program, the weatherization program, or assistive technology partnership program. Awardees that met guidelines for weatherization funds also were required to apply to the Community Partnership of Mid-Nebraska in Lexington for assistance.
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