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Owner Occupied Rehab grant application period now open PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 07 January 2016 18:03

Applications accepted

through Feb. 8


By Sheri Hink-Wagner

The Wauneta Breeze


The Village of Wauneta and Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment Corporation (SWNCBC) are now accepting applications for the Owner Occupied Rehabilitation (OOR) program in Wauneta.

The program allows qualified homeowners to complete extensive renovation projects. At this time funding is available to provide up to $25,000 each in renovations to six Wauneta homes.

The program, made available through a cooperative effort between the village and SWNCBC, provides for renovation to homes within the Wauneta village limits using funding provided by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.

The OOR program supplies homeowners living at a moderate- to low-income level a financial resource to complete renovation work such as new windows, doors, siding, roofing, heating systems and insulation.

Assistance is given in the form of a 10-year, zero-percent interest “forgivable loan.” Program participants are not required to make repayment so long as they maintain the property as their primary residence.

Applications will be accepted for 30 days, through Monday, Feb. 8. For more information or to apply contact the Village office at (308) 394-5390 or SWNCBC at (308) 352-4338.