CNHED Programs


Rental Unit Rehabilitation Program
A new housing rehabilitation program has been designed to assist owners of rental property to rehabilitate and improve the health and safety of their rental units.  The CNHED Rental Rehabilitation Program loans funds at 0% interest to property owners who agree to and meet the qualifications of this new housing program.  For more information, please click the links below:

Rental Rehab Workout Plan

Sample Landlord Agreement

Sample Tenant Selection Policy

Sample Application

Sample Lease

Criminal History Request Form

Single Family Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program
Our Single Family Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program targets owner-occupied homes needing repair. Through the program, income-eligible homeowners will make their homes safer, decrease high utility costs, and protect them for the next generation. Because of our large geographical area, we are targeting clusters of counties each funding cycle, to better serve our residents.  We also assist counties and communities to apply for their own rehabilitation program funds through State and Federal resources.

For program guidelines and an application, call CDS at 402-582-3580.

Downpayment Assistance Program
Many families dream of owning a home, but lack the funds necessary for a downpayment. The Central Nebraska Housing and Economic Developers’ Downpayment Assistance with Rehab Program provides funds for income-eligible families that can help make their dreams a reality.

Downpayment Assistance Brochure

Downpayment Assistance Application

Homebuyer Education Program
REACH-approved Homebuyer Educational workshops are offered on a monthly basis throughout the region.  These workshops take families step-by-step through the homebuying process, including topics such as deciding whether homeownership is right for them, shopping for a house that meets their needs, obtaining a mortgage loan and other financing, closing the sale, and successfully handling a mortgage obligation.

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Workforce Development Housing
New Housing Construction

Many communities in our region are experiencing economic growth and increasing workforce populations.  One such community is O’Neill.  To meet this need, Central Nebraska Housing and Economic Developers conducted a pilot project to build a new subdivision in O’Neill that will accommodate 19 new homes: 6 offered with downpayment assistance, 2 sold at market rate, and 11 offered as lease-to-own properties.  These quality-built, attractively-designed homes will serve diverse income levels and help address growing community workforce needs.

Purchase Rehab Resale Program
Have you found that perfect home to purchase, but it needs some repairs and you need Downpayment Assistance?  Our Purchase, Rehab, Resale program may be just what you’re looking for.  This unique program is beneficial to both buyers and sellers of existing homes.  CNHED assists qualified, interested buyers by purchasing a home, identifying repairs and modifications, and selling the rehabilitated home to the new buyers.

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Purchase Rehab Resale Application