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UniverCity Neighborhood Partnership

 UniverCity Neighborhood Partnership

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Contact:

Steve Long
Neighborhood Services Coordinator
City of Iowa City
(319) 356-5250
David Powers
Housing Rehabilitation Specialist
Community Development
City of Iowa City
(319) 356-5233

PARTNERS 

University of Iowa
City of Iowa City
Friends of Historic Preservation
Home Builders Association of Iowa City
Iowa City Housing Authority
Iowa City Area Association of Realtors
ReStore/Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity

 

Hills Bank & Trust

MidWest One Bank

University of Iowa Community Credit Union

 

The UniverCity Neighborhood Partnership is a cooperative effort of the City of Iowa City and the University of Iowa focusing on neighborhoods located near the University campus that retain a single-family character and a demand for single-family housing, but that also have a large renter population. The program is dedicated to ensuring that the University of Iowa Campus and surrounding neighborhoods remain vital, safe, affordable, and attractive places to live and work for both renters and homeowners.

As the program progresses, we hope to offer additional homebuyer incentives and home improvement and preservation programs to encourage University employees and others employed in the downtown and campus area, to live in these neighborhoods. The program will also consider incentives to encourage quality, affordable rental housing close to downtown and campus, as well as neighborhood-based efforts to work with landlords to promote attractive and well-managed rentals.

 

About UniverCity Neighborhood Partnership

UniverCity Neighborhood Partnership is targeted to affordable, owner-occupied housing. The City has acquired and rehabilitated homes in designated neighborhoods surrounding the University of Iowa and downtown Iowa City.

 

View Properties For Sale

Ever wonder what goes in to renovating a UniverCity home? Follow our blog

Learn more about how the program works, and to find out if you qualify:

UniverCity Neighborhood Partnership Brochure

 

FAQs

 

 UniverCity Neighborhood Partnership Program Application

 

UniverCity Property Maps


 
 

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In the News

KGAN-TV Channel 2: UniverCity program growing

Iowa City Press-Citizen: UniverCity gives life to older homes (A paid subscription may be required.)

KGAN-TV Channel 2: UniverCity Program Buys 14 Homes, Builds Community

 

Spotlight Interviews

City Manager Tom Markus visits with Community Development Coordinator Steve Long about this partnership between the City and the U of I to encourage home ownership in neighborhoods close to the University

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Community Development Coordinator Steve Long takes Mary Bryant on a tour of one of the homes recently renovated as part of the UniverCity Neighborhood Partnership.

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Additional Homeowner Programs

 

 

 

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