Housing

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.”

Housing Programs

Innovative Housing Project

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 three entities are using the money to create a revolving new

construction project to pay for construction of the home, acquire and prepare a vacant lot, then sell the

home and have the money go back into the revolving fund for new construction. Benkelman has

completed their first home and it up for sale. MEDC has signed a contract with Wardcraft for a second

home to be built and placed in McCook in March of 2022. After one of the homes is sold, Cambridge will

be building the third home.

Click Below for the SWNRHF Application Bundle:

Rural Workforce Housing Loan Fund

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

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

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

Housing Pre-application form

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

REACH Homebuyer Education Classes

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