CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Fund

Assisting communities in providing available and affordable housing

This annual competitive program assists communities rehabilitating single family homes used as principal residences.

The program is funded through the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The goal of this program is to provide economic opportunities for people, especially those of low- and moderate income.

  • Rehabilitation projects have a maximum per unit subsidy of $37,500, including but not limited to the hard costs of rehabilitation, technical services costs (including lead hazard reduction carrying costs), lead hazard reduction costs and temporary relocation
  • Rehabilitation hard costs are limited to $24,999 of the total maximum subsidy of $37,500
  • Applicable technical services costs (including any lead hazard reduction carrying costs) are limited to $4,500 per unit of the total maximum subsidy of $37,500


  • All houses must be rehabilitated in accordance with the IEDA’s Iowa Housing Quality standards and any locally adopted building codes, standards, and ordinances when applicable. 
  • Projects must primarily benefit low- and moderate income persons (per the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development definition)

How to Apply

Program Contact(s)

Nichole Hansen



Iowa Economic Development Authority
200 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Phone: 1.515.725.3000
email: Email Us

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