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Dreaming of owning a home? We can help you get started.

Homebuyer Education Workshops

For families dreaming of owning their own home, but uncertain about how to make that dream a reality, the Central Nebraska Housing and Economic Developers (CNHED) is conducting REACH-Approved Homebuyer Educational workshops. REACH (Readiness-Education-Awareness Collaborative for Homebuyers and Homeowners) was established in 1997 to remove the barriers to homeownership through a statewide education delivery system, enhancing the success of homebuyers in achieving and maintaining homeownership. Nearly 60% of households become homebuyers within one year of completing a homebuyer education program delivered by a certified REACH Affiliate.

Online Homebuyer Education Workshop
Central Nebraska Housing and Economic Developers have partnered with eHome America to offer an online Homebuyer Education workshop.  This online course takes approximately 8 hours to complete and can be completed at your own pace.   More information and registration for the online Homebuyer Education Workshop offered by CNHD can be found at
Online Workshop Details:
  • Cost–$99 per person
  • Some mortgage and down payment assistance programs require all persons listed on the property deed to complete the workshop

Keeping Your Home/Foreclosure Prevention

Central Nebraska Housing and Economic Developers, with partnership from eHome America, offers an online Foreclosure Prevention course.  This course enables you to understand and navigate the foreclosure process and to understand the options that are available for your particular situation.
The cost of the course is $20, and the course can be completed at your own pace.
Mortgage Lenders
NIFA (Nebraska Investment Finance Authority) – Home Mortgage Loans Think you can’t afford a home?  Think again.  NIFA’s low interest and low-down payment mortgages will help you buy and keep the home of your dreams.
To learn about NIFA’s home mortgage packages and search  for a NIFA participating lender Click Here.
USDA Rural Development – Home Mortgage Loans USDA Rural Development in Nebraska has various programs available to aid in the development of Rural America.  For all Rural Housing programs in Nebraska, rural areas include unincorporated rural areas and communities with a population of 20,000 or less, including the communities of Norfolk and Columbus. To learn more about the USDA Single Family Housing Loan, Click Here.
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