The City of Iowa City is now accepting applications from organizations for affordable housing projects for the Fiscal Year 2022. Applications will be open on August 10, with a due date of Aug. 31, 2021.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs help develop viable urban communities by providing safe and decent affordable housing, suitable living environments, and expanded economic opportunities, principally for eligible persons.

The City expects approximately $500,000 in CDBG/HOME funds to be available from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for this competitive application. This funding round will consider affordable housing activities: acquisition, rehabilitation, new construction, or direct assistance for renter- or owner-occupied housing.

The Housing and Community Development Commission (HCDC) and City Council will review applications and allocate funds to projects through a public process based on the needs and priorities in City Steps 2025. Applicants are encouraged to contact staff for technical assistance during the application process at 319-356-5240 or  

The Applicant Guide and application materials are available at Upon request, staff will email or mail application materials to interested applicants. Questions about these grants or the funding process may be directed to Neighborhood Services staff at 319-356-5240 or

Date of publication

Monday, August 09, 2021