DES MOINES, IOWA (June 26, 2020) The Iowa Finance Authority is seeking nominations for the thirteenth annual HousingIowa Awards. The HousingIowa Awards recognize outstanding programs, projects and individuals in all sectors of Iowa’s housing industry for their leadership and innovation in advancing housing opportunities in Iowa. Award nominations are due July 31.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 9, 2020) — The Iowa Economic Development Authority recently announced that 500 small businesses have been awarded a total of more than $10 million in grants through the Iowa Small Business Relief Grant program. The program has a total of $24 million available to allocate, the additional grant recipients to be notified through additional rounds this week.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 2, 2020) — Governor Kim Reynolds today announced that water-quality infrastructure projects in Davenport, DeSoto, Nora Springs, Osceola, Schleswig, and West Union have been awarded a total of $775,000 in grants. The funding is made available through the Wastewater and Drinking Water Financial Assistance Program, which was created as a part of Senate File 512, the first legislation signed into law by Gov Reynolds in January 2018.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 13, 2019) — The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) helped 3,337 Iowans purchase a home in 2019, the most in the agencies’ history. To celebrate the community benefits of homeownership, IFA invites the public to help them break the Guinness World Record for the most people decorating gingerbread houses simultaneously.

DES MOINES, IOWA (November 18, 2019) — Governor Kim Reynolds recently proclaimed November 16-24 as Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week in Iowa, joined by members of the Iowa Council on Homelessness.

Iowa joins with the National Coalition for the Homeless, the National Student Campaign against Hunger and Homelessness as well as more than 700 other organizations throughout the country in bringing awareness to the pressing issues of hunger and homelessness.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 2, 2019) — The Iowa Finance Authority and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources recently announced that 41 Iowa communities have received low-interest water-quality loans totaling more than $123 million through the State Revolving Fund.

DES MOINES, IOWA (October 2, 2019) — The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) announced that a total of 20 lenders have earned IFA’s 2020 Preferred Lender designation. IFA Preferred Lenders serve as ambassadors for Iowa home-buyers seeking assistance with the home-ownership-process and are expertly trained in IFA mortgage and down-payment assistance-programs.


DES MOINES, IOWA (August 1, 2019) – The Iowa Finance Authority will host the 2019 HousingIowa Conference September 4-6 in Cedar Rapids. 

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 15, 2019) — The Iowa Finance Authority today announced a new down-payment assistance-program for first-time and repeat home-buyers. The program offers a 0% loan for up to five-percent of the sale-price, or $5,000, whichever is less and repayable upon refinance or sale of the home.

DES MOINES, IOWA (April 9, 2019) — Governor Kim Reynolds proclaimed April as Fair Housing Month in Iowa. The State joins the nation in celebrating the 51st anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.