Notice is hereby given that on April 1, 2019 in the Columbus Council Chambers, 1369 25 Avenue, Columbus, Nebraska the City of Columbus will hold a public hearing or meeting as applicable concerning an application to the Nebraska Department of Economic Development for a Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF) award. This funding is available for local affordable housing activities.
The City of Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska is requesting $500,000 for acquisition of property (direct homebuyer assistance) of up to $30,000 per unit for the purchase of approximately 15 single-family homes in the City of Columbus including $50,000 for housing management costs, and $33,333 for general administration of the grant. The City will provide $50,000 in matching funds for a total project cost of $550,000. All NAHTF funds will benefit low-to-moderate income households. No persons will be displaced as a result of this project.
The grant application will be available for public inspection at City Hall, Engineering Department, 2424 14 Street, Columbus, NE. All interested parties are invited to attend this public hearing/meeting at which time you will have an opportunity to be heard regarding the grant application. Written testimony will also be accepted at the public hearing scheduled for 7:00 PM, April 1, 2019, 1369 25 Avenue, Columbus, NE. Written comments can be addressed to Janelle Kline, City Clerk at PO Box 1677, Columbus, NE 68602 and will be accepted if received on or before 4:00 PM on April 1, 2019.
Individuals requiring physical or sensory accommodations including interpreter service, Braille, large print, or recorded materials, please contact Janelle Kline, City Clerk at City Hall, 2424 14 Street, Columbus, NE 402-562-4224 no later than March 28, 2019.
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