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 $110,180

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 Projects almost complete!

In 2022, TCEDA was awarded the Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF) grant to establish a New Construction Project building two new single-family homes within Thayer County: Bruning and Deshler. To create a larger impact, TCEDA Board of Directors voted to simultaneously build a third house in Davenport. The two grant houses will be sold to income-qualified buyers who are at or below 120% of the area median income and an "affordability stipend" will be available to the buyers. 

We can start the selling process at any time, so if you have any interest please see each house's information below and contact TCEDA or SENDD to begin the application process. We are excited to start working with potential buyers for these homes! Please contact us if you are interested! Below you can find house plans, photos of the projects, and flyers.

Deshler & Davenport Plans    Bruning Plans

Deshler Groundbreaking Celebration

Deshler - 174 West Railway Ave

See Housing Flyer

Unfinished basement
Main level kitchen and laundry
Front Porch









Davenport - 202 East 12th Street

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Bruning - 340 N Jefferson Street

See Housing Flyer




All questions should be directed to:

Jim Warrelmann, Director of Housing SENDD

7407 O Street

Lincoln, NE 68510 



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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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