We will be seeing more work underway on the former Dana Campus.
Just under 17 and a half million dollars from the Nebraska Finance Authority, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and tax credits through the State of Nebraska and the Federal Government have been secured for use in renovating two of the buildings on the campus.
Angels Share, the non-profit agency that now owns the campus, will use those funds to convert the Mickelsen and Blair Hall dormitories into studio, one and two bedroom apartments.
Those apartments will be used to house kids who have aged out of foster care and elderly people - in an effort to provide a positive intergenerational environment.
CEO Ed Shada says the affordable housing will allow older people to serve as mentors and role models to those kids that may not have had a well structured family environment in the past.