Housing

MEDC

MEDC established a housing program through a capacity grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development in 2001. Currently, we are providing REACH Homebuyer Education Classes. We have a Down Payment Assistance (DPA) Housing program which is funded through grants from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund, HOME Funds and Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (NIFA).

Our Mission
“To promote affordable housing and economic opportunities in Red Willow County”

Amanda-Engell

Amanda Engell
Director of Housing Development

P: 308-345-1200
E: amanda@mccookne.org

New Residential Development

The North Pointe Addition

North Pointe Addition Website Image

Say “Hello” to the North Pointe Addition, McCook’s newest single-family residential subdivision. With new infrastructure, fiber communication services, and natural gas access; the addition is build ready. Lots are for sale for $20,000 and the MEDC is excited to extend incentives for building completion. Complete your home build within 12 months and the MEDC will reimburse $10,000. Complete your home build within 18 months and the MEDC will reimburse $5,000.  

Not interested in building? Five spec homes are under construction to be completed in the winter of 2024/2025. Three floor plans are being constructed at varying sizes and price points to meet the needs of the community. Homes will be listed on the MLS shortly, but plans are available to view below.

Contact Amanda Engell with further questions at amanda@mccookne.org or 308-345-1200.

New Construction Spec Homes

Innovative Housing Project

Benkelmen
McCook
Cambridge

In partnership with the City of Benkelman and the City of Cambridge, MEDC was awarded a $405,000 state Department of Economic Development grant in 2019 as a part of the Innovative Housing Project. The objective of the partnership is to bring relief to the pent-up housing shortage in Southwest Nebraska and provide economic stability to the Southwest Nebraska region by providing quality affordable housing to families at or below 120% of Area Median Income and connect eligible homebuyers to financial assistance toward the purchase of a newly constructed home in the communities of McCook, Benkelman, and Cambridge, Nebraska. The awarded funds are being used as a revolving new construction loan. Benkelman and McCook have completed and sold homes. Now the funds can be used to assist Cambridge, or any of the partner communities, to continue constructing new quality affordable housing. 

Quillan Courts

McCook Economic Development Corporation and Mesner Development manages the Quillan Courts low income housing project that is located north of the Red Willow County Fairgrounds. The development consists of 4 single family homes with five bedrooms and a basement, 8 four bedroom units, and 4 three bedroom units with basements. There is currently an extensive waiting list, but if you want to get added to the list, complete the pre-qualification form. View Income Requirements Fill out pre-qualification form here

Clary Village

McCook Economic Development Corporation and Mesner Development manage the Clary Village low income senior duplex project that is located just north of the Red Willow County Fairgrounds. The development consists of 8 duplexes: 12 two bedroom and 4 three bedroom units. Applicants must be 55 or older and the household must meet the income requirements. There is currently an extensive waiting list, but if you want to get added to the list, complete the pre-qualification form. View Income Requirements Fill out pre-qualification form here

Rural Workforce Housing Loan Fund

MEDC’s low interest loan program to assist new or rehab workforce construction.

Thank you to the generous support of our local community in providing numerous pledges toward the multiple rounds of RWHF.

Housing Pre-Application Form

Complete the Pre-Application to get on the waiting list.

REACH Homebuyer Education Classes