State awards $1.3M in grants for housing projects

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Three southeast Nebraska communities will share $1.3 million in state grants for housing projects.

The state Department of Economic Development recently announced the grants.

The biggest single grant of $800,000 will go to a nonprofit in Humboldt. The money will help 15 first-time buyers buy homes, and it will help pay for rehabilitation projects at 14 homes.

The city of Seward will receive $349,000 to help rehab seven properties and assist 14 eligible buyers purchase homes.

The final grant of $157,500 will help five first-time buyers purchase homes in Thayer County. That grant will be overseen by a nonprofit in Hebron.

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