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Wayne High School will be honoring the parents and athletes of the Girls Golf team and the Boys and Girls Cross Country teams on Friday, August 28. Parents should be at the Wayne State College football field by 8:00 p.m. They will be introduced at half time of the game. Wayne will be hosting O’Neill.

Wayne Among NE Nebraska Communities Receiving Housing Grants

Posted: 05 September, 2013

LINCOLN - The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has awarded $1,140,300 in Nebraska Affordable Housing Program funding to three housing organizations based in northeast Nebraska to undertake various activities.
 
• NeighborWorks® Northeast Nebraska (NWNEN) in Norfolk will use its $450,000 in HOME funds to purchase, rehabilitate and resell 14 homes in communities in Colfax, Cuming, Madison, Pierce, Platte, Stanton and Wayne counties, to low- to moderate-income, first-time homebuyers earning at or below 100 percent of the Area Median Family Income. Down payment and/or closing cost assistance will be available up to 20 percent of the home’s purchase price not to exceed $20,000. The homebuyers will be required to attend a Readiness, Education, Awareness, Collaborative for Homebuyer/Homeowner (REACH) education workshop.  NWNEN will leverage the grant funds with $60,000 NeighborWorks® America Capital Funds on Hand. Contact Roger D. Nadrchal at 402-379-3311 or rogern@nwnen.org.
 
• Three Rivers Housing Development Corporation in Tekamah will use its $395,300 in Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Funds (NAHTF) to demolish existing dilapidated structures on a couple donated infill lots in Lyons, prepare the land, and subsequently build three new homes for qualifying homeowners earning at or below 100 percent of the Area Median Family Income.  Contact Pamela Thomsen at 402-374-2056 or threerivershdc@qwestoffice.net.
 
• Wayne Community Housing Development Corporation (WCHDC) in Wayne will use its $295,000 in NAHTF to purchase, rehabilitate and resell eight homes in Burt, Cuming, Dodge, Thurston, Washington and Wayne counties to low- to moderate-income, first-time homebuyers earning at or below 100 percent of the Area Median Family Income. Down payment and/or closing cost assistance will be available up to 20 percent of the home’s purchase price not to exceed $20,000. Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka funds ($4,000-5,000 forgivable loans) can be used in addition to Wayne’s program to defray closing cost expenses. The homebuyers will be required to attend a REACH education workshop.  WCHDC will leverage the grant funds with $676,000 in Reuse funding. Contact Kari Wren at 402-375-5266 or wchdc@wayneworks.org.
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