Housing grant will spur construction in York County

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16 May 2023

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Both York, Nebraska, and Henderson, Nebraska will be seeing housing growth.  The article below is written by Mike Brownlee with York-News Times.

More than one million dollars is coming York County's way in the latest round of Nebraska Rural Workforce Housing Fund grants.

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development awarded $1 million to the York County Development Corporation for its revolving loan fund and another million to the Southeast Nebraska Affordable Housing Council, of which a portion will be put toward a subdivision in Henderson.

The York County Development Corporation is working with the city and developers Steve Arens and partners on a housing development on a little more than 10 acres on the east side of town near Mincks Park.


"That was awesome news," corporation Executive Director Lisa Hurley said of learning about the grant on Thursday. "We might’ve done a happy dance. It’ll help our housing situation drastically."


The grants were part of $22,825,000 in awards for the 2022 round of Nebraska’s Rural Workforce Housing Fund. Authorized by the Rural Workforce Housing Investment Act of 2017, the RWHF helps communities create quality, affordable housing to accommodate growth, according to a release from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.

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