HOP Funds Available In Fillmore County

Funds were received from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF) to provide down payment assistance to eligible homebuyers in Fillmore County for the purchase of existing homes in Fillmore County communities.

The program runs through September 22 of 2015 and $128,000 dollars is available for down payment assistance. The assistance comes in the form of a no interest loan that is paid back when the home is sold.

Participants must occupy the property as a principal residence and be income eligible. The purchase must be of an existing home in a Fillmore County community and the cost may not exceed $135,000. The maximum subsidy cannot exceed 20 percent of the purchase price and has a maximum of $17,000.

There are also funds for minor repair and/or rehabilitation work in the form of a conditional grant. The maximum amount of these grants will be $7,500 per home. Additional rehabilitation funds may also be secured through the USDA Rural Development programs. Rehabilitation work will be completed after the purchase of the property and must be completed within six-months of the purchase closing date.

The Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF) funds were awarded to Fillmore County with the sub recipient being FCDC. The Fillmore County Development Corporation implements the program and Southeast Nebraska Development District (SENDD) is the program administrator.

For information or to request program guidelines and an application, contact Jen Olds, program manager, SENDD, 2631 “O” St., Lincoln, NE 68510-1398 (402-475-2560) or jolds@sendd.org or Patt Lentfer, executive director of FCDC at 402-759-4910, email: lentfer.fcdc@genevamail.com or by mail at: 1032 G Street, Geneva, NE 68361
The application and complete guidelines may also be found on the web at http://www.fillmorecountydevelopment.org/Living-Working.html.

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