The City is now accepting applications for a federal program that provides funding for affordable housing projects for low-to-moderate income households. 

The City of Iowa City has approximately $185,000 in HOME funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) available to allocate to eligible activities, including rental rehabilitation or new construction, tenant based rent assistance, and homeownership. Non-profit and for-profit organizations that provide affordable housing may apply.

Applications are due by noon on Friday, June 29, 2018. The Housing and Community Development Commission (HCDC) and the City Council will review all applications and conduct a public allocation process to determine which projects will receive funding. HCDC will review applications on Thursday, July 19, 2018, in Room 202 of the Senior Center, 28 S. Linn St. 

Funds are awarded according to the needs and priorities outlined in the City’s 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan (CITY STEPS), which is available online at The funds will become available after approval by the City Council.

The Applicant Guide and the application form are available online at Upon request, staff will email or mail the application materials to interested applicants.

For questions, contact Neighborhood Services staff at 319-356-5230 or

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Date of publication

Tuesday, June 05, 2018