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CDBG Housing Fund

Assisting communities in providing available and affordable housing

This annual competitive program assists communities in rehabilitating owner-occupied 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 low- and moderate income individuals.

  • Rehabilitation projects have a maximum per unit subsidy of $38,500, including but not limited to the hard costs of rehabilitation, technical services costs (including lead hazard reduction carrying costs) and temporary relocation
  • Rehabilitation hard costs are limited to $24,999 per unit
  • Applicable technical services costs (including any lead hazard reduction carrying costs) are limited to $5,500 per unit 


  • 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

  • Applications are accepted annually, typically in the spring. Due dates are established by IEDA and are available on the IEDA website. 
  • Visit for application instructions and to apply for funds.

Program Contact(s)

Nichole Hansen

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