Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program

What is an Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program?

The City of Fairbury has received funding through the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (NDED) to establish an Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program.  Eligible homeowners may receive assistance to make structural, mechanical, electrical, weatherization and plumbing improvements to their homes.

Will I have to repay the assistance?

Conditional Grant.  Very low income households will qualify for a 100% Conditional Grant that will be forgiven after 5 years if owner does not move, sell or rent their property within the 5-year affordability period.

How much assistance is available?

Financial assistance per household generally ranges from $5,000 - $20,000 per unit.  The maximum per housing unit is limited to $24,999.  This limit unfortunately may exclude certain homes from participating in the program.  For example, if a home will not meet basic standards after injecting $24,999 in assistance, then the home will not be eligible for the program.

How do I know if I’m eligible and what repairs are eligible?

Click on a link below to view the flyer or brochure for details on eligible repairs and household income eligibility limits:

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