FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Assistance Available to Homeowners Experiencing Damage from May & June 2014 Storms Gov. Dave Heinemann announced in August that grant funding from the Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF) would be available to assist residents in six (6) counties throughout southeast Nebraska that sustained damage to their owner-occupied residences by the storms during May and June of 2014.
Program Assistance will be used to help storm affected homeowners, residing in Fillmore,Jefferson and York counties and in Seward, Lancaster and Saunders counties, to cover the unexpected costs of clean up and repairs to their residence. The maximum amount of assistance available per dwelling unit is $10,000, which can be used for insurance deductibles, repairs for damages not covered by insurance, the gap in insurance, and repairs for damages caused by the flood, hail, tornado and water during the storms.
To qualify for the program, storm-damaged properties must be owner-occupied in nature, be connected safe, sanitary and adequate water supplies and sewage disposal facilities; current on all property taxes; in a condition suitable for repair at a reasonable cost to the program; must have proof of homeowners insurance policy that was in effect at the time ,of the storms in May and June of 2014.; and the resident owner must have incomes at or below 120% of-the-area median income for their respective county.
Costs for repairs that have already been incurred cannot be reimbursed. Replacement costs for furnishings and personal property are also not eligible for disaster assistance funds.
If you believe you qualify for program assistance, and reside in Fillmore, Jefferson, or York County, please contact Blue Valley Community Action Partnership at 402.729.2278 to obtain an application packet. Interested homeowners residing in Seward, Lancaster or Saunders County should contact the Southeast Nebraska Development District at 402.475.2560.
Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2014. At the end of this application cycle all applications received will be scored in accordance with the Program Rating Criteria. Priority applicants will be notified in writing and scheduled for an interview.
Funding for this initiative was made available by grants from the Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund as administered through the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.