Help For Flood Victims

Help possible to some flood victims in Cass County.

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman announced yesterday additional emergency disaster grant funding is available to help residents in counties affected by June flooding.

The Cassgram reports funds are administered by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, the funding allows groups to provide grants up to $7,500 per qualifying household for home repairs. Grants will be awarded on a first come, first approved basis.

To qualify, a homeowner must have experienced flood damage as a result of storms occurring in June; had an active homeowners’ insurance policy on the date the storm impacted the residence; and have a maximum income at or below 100 percent of the area median income for the state of $62,600. Funds cannot be used to reimburse rehabilitation work completed prior to approval.

The Southeast Nebraska Affordable Housing Council will use $120,000 to help rehabilitate homes in Cass, Otoe and Saunders Counties. Contact: Dave Taladay at 402-475-2560 or

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