A Snapshot of Nebraska's Housing
- Nebraska's housing stock
is aging and deteriorating -- 29.3 percent of
housing units statewide are 58 years or older.
- Nearly one in four Nebraskans pay more than
30 percent of their gross income for rent and utilities.
- A shortage of buildable lots -- lots with
infrastructure in place and/or vacant land that can be
developed for housing -- is being experienced by
many Nebraska communities.
- Nebraska has an estimated need for more than
34,860 additional housing units between 1995 and 2000.
- Nebraska has a shortage of builders, contractors
and laborers, compounded by a lack of workers
trained and being trained in construction trades
-- especially in rural areas.
- The minimum cost of a new 1,000 square foot,
three bedroom ranch-style starter home (with no garage, an
unfinished basement and one bathroom) in Nebraska
- ...the cost of construction of single-family residences
is rising faster than wages.
Excepted from the Introduction of the Affordable Housing Trust Fund
Advisory Committee Report, December 1996