Home ownership symposiums June 30, signup deadline Friday

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

LINCOLN, Neb. — On June 30 U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development housing specialists will host two virtual housing symposiums for residents of McCook and surrounding areas, including Hitchcock and Furnas Counties. Two sessions will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.

The first session is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m., (CST). The second session is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (CST). Registration is required by June 24 and can be accomplished by emailing the Nebraska Single-Family Housing Team at SM.RD.NE.SFHQST@usda.gov.

Interested parties are invited to join specialists Tammy Strey and Jessica Kroeger as they discuss options for homeownership in Nebraska’s rural communities.

These subject matter experts will explain Rural Development’s homeownership programs, including the 502 Direct Loan and the 502 Guaranteed Loan programs, and review with participants the primary eligibility requirements for each program; and ways for existing homeowners to make needed repairs through the agency’s 504 Repair Program.

This virtual event launches the agency’s McCook Office Days, beginning July 6, 2022, and reoccurring on the first Wednesday of each month for the foreseeable future.

Single-Family Housing Loan Assistant Durene Anderson will provide in-person service and assistance to those interested in one-on-one help from Rural Development staff.

McCook Office Days will be held at the Keystone Business Center, 402 Norris Ave., third Floor, McCook, Nebraska 69001, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (CST).

Questions can be submitted via email to Durene.Anderson@usda.gov, or by phone at (308) 455-9841.

Under the Biden-Harris Administration, Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans in rural areas.

This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety, health care, and high-speed internet access in rural, tribal, and high-poverty areas.

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