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Harkin Announces more than $6.8 Million in Community Development and Housing Assistance Grants for Iowa PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sen. Tom Harkin   
Thursday, 12 July 2012 13:58

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that five cities in Iowa have received funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Shelter Grant, and the HOME programs.  The cities of Ames, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Iowa City, and Sioux City will all receive funds to assist moderate, low and very-low income families improve their economic circumstance and to provide housing.

“The importance of helping those of modest means improve their chance to move upward economically and to provide decent housing is especially crucial for families raising children,” said Harkin.  “These funds will help cities with the programs that allow these families to find quality, affordable housing and feel a sense of security in their living situation.”

The Community Development Block Grant program provides annual grants to develop viable urban communities by providing housing and a suitable living environment, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.

The Emergency Shelter Grants program provides annual grants to improve quality and number of emergency homeless shelters.

The HOME program helps to expand the supply of decent affordable housing to low- and very low-income families by providing grants to fund housing programs that meet local needs and priorities.

Details of the Grant are as Follows:

Ames - $511,276.00 from the Community Development Block Grant program.

Cedar Rapids - $1,091,099.00 from the Community Development Block Grant program and $361,579.00 from the HOME program.

Davenport - $1,328,125.00 from the Community Development Block Grant program and $410,918.00 from the HOME program.

Iowa City - $ 638,918.00 from the Community Development Block Grant program and $385,380.00 from the HOME program.

Sioux City - $1,507,259.00 from the Community Development Block Grant program, $197,984.00 from the Emergency Shelter Grants program, and $376,184.00 from the HOME program.

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Braley Applauds $59 Million in Grants for Rural Electric Cooperatives PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Giertz   
Thursday, 12 July 2012 13:34

Loans will help improve electrical infrastructure across Iowa

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today applauded news that the Maquoketa Valley Rural Electric Cooperative and the Corn Belt Power Cooperative have been approved for over $59 million in guaranteed loans by the US Department of Agriculture.

The Maquoketa Valley Rural Electric Cooperative has been approved for a $3,250,000 loan that will be used to build and improve hundreds of miles of distribution lines across Iowa, including smart grid projects. The Corn Belt Power Cooperative has been approved for a $55,788,000 loan that will allow the cooperative to begin generation system improvements, as well as environmental improvement projects.

“These loan guarantees will modernize and improve the electric grid, creating jobs now and helping to spur economic growth across rural Iowa in the future,” Braley said.  “Improving Iowa’s infrastructure is a big job. Today’s announcement will make this job possible, while at the same time creating opportunities for Iowans involved in upgrading the infrastructure across the state.”

 

The guaranteed loans are backed by the Federal Financing Bank and approved by Rural Development, a division of the US Department of Agriculture.

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Loebsack Announces More than $2.7 Million for Community Development and Housing PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Hand   
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 12:34

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today $2,763,341 in funding for housing development in Davenport and Iowa City.  The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and HOME program.

“This HUD funding will assist communities in Davenport and Iowa City with providing affordable, quality housing to those who are struggling,” said Loebsack. “As someone who grew up in poverty, I believe we need to ensure an adequate safety net is in place for Iowans, particularly those who are getting back on their feet in these difficult economic times.  This funding will provide better opportunities to succeed for many in eastern Iowa, as well as support economic growth and greater prosperity in Iowa communities.”

The CDBG program helps develop more viable communities by investing in local economic development projects and expanded economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income individuals.  The HOME program helps to increase the supply of decent, affordable housing to low- and very low-income families by providing grants to fund housing and development initiatives that meet local needs and priorities.

Details of the funding are below:

$1,328,125 – Davenport (CDBG)

$410,918 – Davenport (HOME)

$638,918 – Iowa City (CDBG)

$385,380 – Iowa City (HOME)

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Loebsack Hosts Telephone Town Hall PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Hand   
Monday, 09 July 2012 13:46

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack will host a Telephone Town Hall TOMORROW, Tuesday, July 10th at 7pm CDT.  Loebsack will take questions and talk with Iowans about the issues that matter to them.  People interested in participating in the call are urged to visit http://Loebsack.house.gov to sign up.

“Hearing from directly from constituents is critical to my job,” said Loebsack.  “Please join me for a conversation about the issues that matter most to you and your family.”

Congressman Loebsack Hosts Telephone Town Hall

 

Tuesday, July 10th

7pm CDT

To register, visit http://loebsack.house.gov/ and click the Teletown Halls sign up icon on the right hand side of the website.

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