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BVCA Receives $252,000 Grant

The State of Nebraska’s Department of Economic Development awarded Blue Valley Community Action Partnership a $252,000 grant to continue the Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation (OOR) program.
OOR provides income-qualified homeowners with up to $25,000 to rehabilitate their homes to Minimum Rehabilitation Standards established by the State of Nebraska, with a lifespan of 20 years for the residence. Rehabilitation focuses on safety and energy-efficiency.  
BVCA Housing Director Kim Clark said, “The Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation program not only benefits the individual homeowner, but also the entire neighborhood through improved property values and curb appeal.”
Program participants receive conditional grants, forgivable loans, or low-interest loans depending on income. Applicants must be at 100-percent of the median income in their county or less to qualify. Other requirements include but aren’t limited to:
• The house must be the applicant’s primary residence.
• The house must be able to be brought up to Minimum Rehabilitation Standards for $25,000 or less.
• Successful applicants must agree to remain in the home for 10 years.
Blue Valley Community Action Partnership offers this program in Butler, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Polk, Saline, Seward, Thayer, and York Counties. To learn more about OOR, contact Cheryll McAtee at (402)729-2278 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..