Three Rivers seeks partnership
Jan 16, 2018
Pam Thomsen, executive director at Three Rivers Housing Development Corp., spoke to Tekamah City Council Thursday night, asking the city to partner with Three Rivers in a grant-funded project to build three new houses in the city.
Tekamah City Council entered an agreement with Three Rivers Housing Development Corp. to partner on a housing project.
Pam Thomsen, executive director at Three Rivers, told the council she was looking for cooperation, not cash.Mostly what is need from the city, she said, is three prospective building sites. One she suggested is the lot at 917 R St. The house is slated for demolition. City Attorney Matt Munderloh said the house could be turned over to the city before demolition which would allow the city to recoup its demolition costs. Thomsen said Three Rivers will be writing a grant application to build three new houses in the city. The state will make the grant awards in August and recipients generally have 24 to 36 months to complete their projects. But they need a place to put them. Thomsen said access to three lots isn’t needed when the application is made.
“One lot can catapult the whole thing,” she said.
Three Rivers Housing received notice and congratulation from Govenor Pete Ricketts and Courtney Dentlinger, Director of the Department of Economic Development for receiving a $40,000 Organizational Operating Funding Award. This award is through the Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund and will help Three Rivers to continue implementing the current programs in assisting with purchase-rehab-resale (PRR) Program in Burt, Washington, Cuming and Dodge counties in Northeast Nebraska.