In anticipation of continued community growth, Minden city officials and the CRA developed Minden West Estates with the future in mind. The hard work has paid off.
The Nebraska Department of Economic Development has awarded $1,967,114 in HOME funding to five local/regional housing authorities and non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations to build rental housing for residents ages 55 and older in their respective communities.
Midwest Housing Initiatives, Inc. in Lincoln has received $297,000 for Minden West Estates, LLC, in Minden, Neb., to build eight duplexes (16 total units) of affordable housing. Fourteen will be 983 sq. ft. two-bedroom units, and two will be 1,241 sq. ft. three-bedroom units.
The one-level units will feature patios, single-car garages, partial brick exteriors with shutters, landscaping, underground sprinklers, internet and security systems. Amenities will include washers and dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, stoves, microwave ovens, breakfast counters and kitchen pantries.
Seven units will target households up to 50 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI), and nine units will target households up to 60 percent of the AMI. All will be visitable and handicap adaptable, and at least four units will meet Section 504 (fully accessible, and for persons with sensory impairments.)
The development, designed by Minden West Estates, LLC. is situated on 1.77 acres with six residential lots on the north side of Sycamore Street in the Minden West Estates Subdivision in Minden.
Minden Community Redevelopment Authority owns and manages the property. The project has been in the works for approximately one year.