New Housing in Lynch

RELEASE DATE: Dec 08, 2021

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The Village of  Lynch celebrated the construction of two rental housing units at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Dec. 6. The March 2019 floods caused serious damage to housing and infrastructure in the Village of Lynch, in Boyd County, Nebraska.

"A visit to Lynch in early April 2019 by the Nebraska Governor's Office, Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, Nebraska Investment Finance Authority, and others brought hope to the residents of Lynch that together they would provide assistance to Lynch and its residents," said Ken Crooks, Lynch Village Board chairperson. "We would like to thank the following partners for their hard work and dedication to expanding housing opportunities in Lynch:

  • Nebraska Department of Economic Development

  • Nebraska Bankers Association

  • Nebraska State Bank in Bristow

  • Nebraska Farm Bureau

  • Nebraska Preparedness Partnership

  • Nebraska Investment Finance Authority

  • Central Nebraska Economic Development District

  • Stahla Homes, and the local contractors

  • Lynch Village board members and staff."

The village partnered with the Central Nebraska Economic Development District to apply for a number of disaster grant funds, including $500,000 from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development to build new rental housing and rehabilitate houses that sustained water damage during the floods. Other grants included $25,000 from the Nebraska Bankers Association, $25,000 from Nebraska Farm Bureau and $50,000 from Nebraska Preparedness Partnership.

Lynch celebrated the construction of the two rental units and hopes to construct an additional rental housing unit adjacent to the two homes. Lynch is assisting three households in the rehabilitation of their homes as a result of water damage from the floods.

Above left, Lt. Gov. Mike Foley makes remarks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Above right, Lynch Village Board Chairperson Ken Crooks addresses those in attendance at the ribbon-cutting ceremony in one of the new rental units in Lynch.