Housing is Affordable in Thayer County, Nebraska

Housing costs less in Thayer County than it does in the majority of the United States. It’s so low that the median home price in Thayer County is just $77,850! Young adults and retirees appreciate that smaller homes can cost even less, coming in around $50,000. 

Of course, another benefit of living in Thayer County is the amount of land that’s available for building. There is room to grow and spread out here. Many families find that they prefer to build their dream home in one of our charming communities or near beautiful Nebraska farms.

Download the Thayer County Housing Study Summary.

Download the Thayer County Full Housing Study 2021 - 2026.

New Housing Construction Program---LOT Request For Proposals NOW OPEN

TCEDA is being awarded the Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund grant to establish a New Construction Program. This proposed program will build two new single-family homes within any of the eleven Thayer County communities, which will be sold to income-qualified buyers who are at or below 120% of the area median income. To see the pre-applicaiton program flyer, click:



TCEDA is currently seeking Thayer County communities to complete a proposal for one or two lots for our new houses to be built on. Deadline to submit is 5:00pm on Nov. 15, 2022. For more information, please reveiw and download the RFP documents here: 

Download RFP DOCS


Come Build in Thayer County

Developers are welcome here. TCEDA is interested in working with builders and developers interested in building single family or smaller multifamily developments within the project. Contact us to discuss opportunities.

Housing Partner

SENDD (Southeast Nebraska Development District) offers programs and funds to provide new housing and rehab well-loved homes throughout Thayer County. Such programs include Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation, Purchase-Rehab-Resale program, even upper story housing development. For more information, visit https://www.sendd.org/affordable-housing.

Home Ownership Program (HOP)

Thayer County Economic Development Alliance has available funds awarded through the Nebraska Affordable Housing Program to provide down payment assistance to Homebuyers for the purchase of existing homes, within Thayer County. This Program Summary Sheet will outline the requirements of the Program. The Southeast Nebraska Development District (SENDD) has been contracted by TCEDA to conduct housing management of the program.

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