Hometown Housing Opportunities Community Meeting in Beatrice

3 Jun 2016


Hometown Housing Opportunities, Community Meeting Set for Beatrice

Beatrice, Nebraska  May 26, 2016 — Beatrice area residents are invited to a public meeting at the Beatrice Public Library Sargent room located at 100 N 16th St. in Beatrice, Nebraska on June 20, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.  The meeting will focus on opportunities available for families and individuals to achieve the dream of homeownership.   USDA Rural Development has approximately $120 million available in Nebraska to assist with meeting the housing needs in rural communities.

Expanding and preserving homeownership is an important foundation to the economy and provides stability in rural communities. Available housing is important in supporting employers in the community, provides a place “where jobs sleep” and allows families to live and raise their families in communities where they work. 

State and federal partners, community officials, lenders, realtors, major employers, home builders and other housing partners will convene for the meeting.  Families that are interested in living in rural communities and owning their own home or existing home owners that need assistance with home repairs should plan to attend.

A representative from USDA Rural Development will be available to discuss programs that offer up to 100% financing for a home purchase.  Financing is available with interest rates at 3% and below, and households may qualify for rates as low as 1%. 

These affordable rates with no or a low down payment makes home ownership affordable and may be less than rent.   Low interest rate loans at 1% are also available for home repairs for existing home-owners for very low income household.  Grants are available for elderly households 62 years of age or older for home repairs that are unable to repay a loan.

Co-hosting this meeting along with USDA is Gage Area Growth Enterprise (NGage), serving Beatrice and Gage County with community and economic development programming. For further information call NGage at 402.228.5869.


USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.