Pre-applications due by April 15, 2019
March 1, 2019: In June 2018 the City of Wahoo was seeking pre-applications from qualified individuals living in homes they own for housing rehab funds. This information was needed to include in a grant application for $547,000 from the Department of Economic Development to assist our residents in bringing their homes up to housing standards. Unfortunately, despite the overwhelming number of pre-applications we received, we were not successful in our grant application. Failure does not meet we quit. It means we try again. We understand there is a need in our community for these type of funds, so we once again will be submitting for grant funding. Nearly all the requirements for this grant application cycle are the same, except this time the City of Ashland is taking the lead in this application process and the City of Wahoo is assisting however we can. Pre-applications for funding will be accepted from any eligible applicant who owns and lives in their home in any municipality in Saunders County. If you live inside city limits in any community in Saunders County, and meet the income qualifications, you are eligible to apply. If, in 2018, you submitted a pre-application, SENDD (Southeast Nebraska Development District) will be reaching out to you directly for an updated pre-application if you are interested. Pre-applications are due April 15, 2019
Information on the specifics of the program is available in the brochure (link below), but are generally described below:
Eligible expenses include:
- Structural - foundation, roof, etc.
- Mechanical - furnace, water heater, etc.
- Electrical - wiring, fuse boxes
- Weatherization - windows, doors, insulation, siding, etc.
- General Maintenance - kitchens, bathrooms, etc.
- Handicapped Accessibility - ramps, bathrooms, etc.
- Safety and Code deficiencies
Expenses that are NOT generally eligible:
- Garages and outbuildings
- Window AC units
- Landscape and fencing
- Jacuzzis, hot tubs, spas
- Kitchen appliances
- Any costs for repairs not completed in the program
If you are interested please consider applying by completing this pre-application (Click HERE for pre-application form). This should be submitted directly to SENDD (Southeast Nebraska Development District). SENDD is an organization located in Lincoln, NE that assists communities with application for and administration of grants such as this. If you have questions or concerns about this program or the application, please contact Jim Warrelmann at SENDD - email@example.com or 402-475-2560. If you would like to visit with City staff, please contact Melissa Harrell - firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-443-3222.
Anticipated Phasing of Construction
In June 2018, M.E. Collins Contracting met with the property owners along the Chestnut Street Corridor. At that meeting, a preliminary schedule was shared with property owners. This can be reviewed by clicking on this link. Please keep in mind this is preliminary and subject to change due to weather and necessary accomdations. Any further questions on the schedule should be directed to City Hall at 402-443-3222.
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