Housing Study

This Community Housing Study provides statistical and narrative data identifying a housing profile and demand analysis for the City of Wayne, Nebraska. The Study describes the past, present and projected demographics, economic and housing conditions in the Community, as well as specific "Housing Development Programs" and a "Five-Year Housing Action Plan," identifying recommended future housing projects and activities. This Housing Study recognizes housing development in the community as both a "quality of life" issue and an important "economic development" event. 

The Housing Study was conducted for the City of Wayne by Hanna:Keelan Associates, P.C., a Nebraska based community planning and research consulting firm, with the assistance of a locally-based Housing Steering Committee. Funding for this Study was provided by a Housing Study Grant from the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority, with matching funds from the City of Wayne. 

This Housing Study includes special research directed at workforce housing on- and off-campus housing for students of Wayne State College and the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Wayne housing market and residents of the community. The information provided can assist local leaders in effectively allocating local, state and federal monies, such as the Covid-19 CARES Act and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

Link: 2022 Wayne Housing Study