Blue Valley Community Action Partnership (BVCA) serves several counties in southeast Nebraska with housing assistance programs. The BVCA Partnership has funds to assist income eligible applicants to purchase homes in their service area including Gage County. The Homeownership Opportunity Program is funded by a grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. These funds assist with closing costs, down payment assistance and rehabilitation of existing homes. Applicants must be: 1) First time homeowners with some exceptions, 2) Have income at or below 100% median income based on family size ($63,400 for a family of 4 for example), 3) Be able to secure a 1st mortgage, 4) Choose a home that meets the Uniform Housing Code and assures all health and safety standards are met, 5) Contribute at least $500 toward the purchase of a home.
BVCA also provides home weatherization funding assistance to those in need and home rehabilitation funding for homeowners at or below 100% median income levels for their county.