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Help restoring your home after the flood, better than ever

Posted at 12:46 PM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 13:46:09-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — As floodwaters recede, many people throughout Nebraska are looking to rebuild their homes and replace items lost in the destruction. The Nebraska Energy Office says there are two such programs that can assist homeowners. The final product may even help you save you money and improve the value of your home.

The Nebraska Energy Office's Release Food Assistance Release:

In light of historic flooding and devastation in Nebraska’s communities, the Nebraska Energy Office is providing assistance to those impacted by floods.

Two separate Energy Office programs will provide funding – the Dollar and Energy Saving Loans Program and the Low Income Home Weatherization Assistance Program.

Dollar and Energy Saving Loans

The Nebraska Energy Office, in conjunction with Nebraska lending institutions, is offering Dollar and Energy Saving Loans at 1% interest* for eligible energy savings projects. These loans are meant to assist those impacted by flooding to repair their homes, provided the home has not been condemned. *Subject to lender approval.

Project loan applications are submitted to the resident’s local Nebraska lender and the Nebraska Energy Office prior to installation for verification of compliance with program requirements.

The following energy efficiency projects are eligible to be submitted for emergency loans:

  • Appliance replacement with efficient models
  • Heating, cooling, and water heater equipment replacement
  • Doors, windows and insulation replacement
  • Foundation walls repaired or replaced and insulated

Every effort will be made to process emergency loan applications within 48 hours.

Weatherization Assistance Emergency HVAC Repair/Replacement Program

The Emergency HVAC Replacement Program allows local community service providers to utilize Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Emergency Funds to repair or replace furnaces and/or air-conditioning systems. This program is for owner occupied units that were not eligible for assistance due to previous weatherization limitations. The program pays for weatherization assistance up to $5,000.

To receive free weatherization services, household annual income must fall below 200% of the federal poverty level. Income limits can be found at []

If a household receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or has received Low Income Energy Assistance Payments (LIHEAP), they are automatically eligible.

Those interested in applying for funds should contact their Regional Service Provider.

Blue Valley

620 5th Street

Fairbury, NE 68352

Contact: Kelly Davis

Phone: (402) 729-2278


Website: []

Central Nebraska

626 N. Street

Loup City, NE 68853

Contact: Sharon Jonak

Phone: (308) 745-0780


Website: []

Habitat for Humanity of Omaha

1701 N 24th Street

Omaha, NE 68110

Contact: Jack Arkfeld

Phone: (402) 457-5657


Website: []

Lancaster and Saunders Counties

210 “O” Street

Lincoln, NE 68508

Contact: Amy Jeanneret

Phone: (402) 471-4515


Website: []


16 W 11th Street

Kearney, NE 68848-7440

Contact: Larissia Anders

Phone: (308) 865-5675

E-mail: []
Website: []

Northwest Nebraska

270 Pine Street

Chadron, NE 69337

Contact: Floyd Merkel

Phone: (308) 432-3393


Website: []

Southeast Nebraska

802 4th Street

Humboldt, NE 68376

Contact: Gin Christiansen

Phone: (402) 862-2411


Website: []

For more information on applying for emergency assistance visit the Nebraska Energy Office Flood Assistance webpage at: []

The Nebraska Energy Office Dollar and Energy Saving Loans Program webpage can see found at: []

The Low Income Home Weatherization Assistance Program webpage can be found at: []

For more information on the Dollar and Energy Saving Loans at 1% interest contact:
Aaron Miller,
Jody Johns,

For more information on the Weatherization Assistance Emergency HVAC Repair/Replacement Program contact:
Tom Tabor