The Housing Rehabilitation program of the City of Iowa City works to help residents maintain and update their homes by providing financial assistance to homeowners. The availability of affordable loans, provides lower income homeowners the opportunity to make repairs on their homes and ultimately helps to maintain Iowa City's housing stock. The Housing Rehabilitation Program office administers two programs:
- CDBG & HOME Housing Rehabilitation Programs
The federally-funded housing rehabilitation program is funded through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership programs and provides financial assistance to low and moderate income homeowners wanting to make repairs and improvements to their homes. The programs primarily provide low-interest or no-interest loans and/or conditional occupancy loans, depending upon the homeowner's ability to make monthly payments on the loans.
- Targeted Neighborhood Improvement Program
Assists low- to moderate-income homeowners in specific Iowa City neighborhoods with no-interest and low-interest loans for maintenance or repair on their homes. Up to half of the loan amount will be forgiven. Funds between $500 and $24,999 are available for roofing, siding, painting, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, window repair or replacement, and other projects. Click here for maps of the target areas and more information.
- General Rehabilitation and Improvement Program (GRIP)
The General Rehablilitation and Improvement Program (GRIP) is offered as a complement to the federally-funded CDBG/HOME programs without the same level of income targeting. GRIP is designed to stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods through the broader applicability of our Housing Rehabilitation and Historic Preservation programs. This program allows the City to offer low-interest loans that are repayable over a 20-year period, with the money awarded to qualified homeowners on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Housing Rehabilitation Program Application
- La Rehabilitacion de Casa
- Solicitud de Rehabilitacion de Casa
Community Development Staff (319) 356-5230