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Invitation for Public Comment

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Neighborhoods Inc. dba NeighborWorks Lincoln is providing an opportunity for public input concerning application to the Nebraska Department of Economic Development for two projects under the Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund, with an aggregate funding amount of $1,619,000.

Project 1: Homebuyer Assistance and Rehabilitation

NeighborWorks Lincoln requests $827,000 to increase access to sustainable homeownership through the provision of a down payment assistance program with additional monies designated for rehabilitation. The project will serve at least twenty-two (22) households with incomes from 60 to 100% of area median income. No persons have been or will be displaced through this program.

Project 2: New Construction and Homebuyer Assistance

NeighborWorks Lincoln requests $792,000 for the construction of six (6) new single family housing units as part of a mixed-income development at South 37th and Prescott Streets. NWL will construct six units for households earning at or below 120% of the area median income. Long-term affordability will be ensured by a community land trust. 

The grant applications will be available for public inspection at NeighborWorks Lincoln, 2530 Q Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, by contacting Kate Holman, NeighborWorks Lincoln Development Director, at 531.249.5477 or by emailing Individuals requiring physical or sensory accommodations, including interpreter service, Braille, large print, or recorded materials, please contact Kate no later than 5 p.m. on April 12, 2024. All interested parties are invited to provide written or verbal testimony. Testimony can be addressed to Interim Chief Executive Officer, Charlie Wesche, and submitted via the following methods if received on or before April 16, 2024 by 3 p.m.

Phone: 402.477.7181 x 201
Mail: 2530 Q Street, Lincoln, NE 68503

NeighborWorks Lincoln staff will also host an open public meeting for citizens to provide comments in-person on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Small Conference Room at NeighborWorks Lincoln, 2530 Q Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68503.

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