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USDA Rural Development Housing finance options covered at community meeting

Crete, NE

A public meeting on USDA housing opportunities was held on Tuesday, June 18  at City Hall in Crete to learn about Rural Development Housing Programs.

This meeting offered information to families interested in living in rural communities and owning the own home or existing homeowners that need assistance with home repairs, in addition to information for lenders, realtors, community officials, major employers, state and federal partners, home builders, and other housing partners. Presenters were from USDA Rural Development and Blue Valley Community Action.

USDA’s Rural Development programs include: 100 percent home financing and subsidized Direct Homeownership Loan Program for very low and low income applicants; 100 percent home financing Guaranteed Homeownership Loan Program for up to moderate income applicants; and 100 percent owner-occupied home repair loans and grants for very low income applicants.

Find information on these USDA Rural Development programs online.

For more information contact: 

  • Rural Development Housing Specialist Krista Mettscher, 402.437.5518, krista.mettscher@usda.gov,  www.rd.usda.gov/ne;
  • Nebraska Investment Finance Authority Outreach Program Manager, Elizabeth.fimbres@nifa.org, www.nifa.org;
  • City of Crete, City Administrator Tom Ourada


Crete City Hall
241 East 13th