DES MOINES, IOWA (April 3, 2019) — The Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors today awarded a total of more than $8.6 million in federal housing tax-credits to support the construction of 552 rental homes for families and seniors. The twelve projects are located in Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Grimes, Harlan, Marshalltown, Marion, Norwalk, Pella, Red Oak, Spencer, Urbandale, and Waterloo.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 6, 2019) — The Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors today awarded a total of $5.2 million in federal HOME program funds to advance affordable housing opportunities for 858 income-eligible households. The funding is made available through the federal HOME program.

Federal HOME Program to Advance Rental Opportunities in Davenport, Des Moines, Fayette, Postville, Tripoli and Wall Lake 

DES MOINES – The Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors today approved a total of nearly $2.6 million in low-interest loans through the federal HOME program. The loans will assist in advancing rental opportunities in Allamakee, Bremer, Fayette, Polk, Sac and Scott Counties.

40 Iowa Loan Officers and Realtors Receive Preferred Partner Designation

(DES MOINES) – The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) today announced that a total of 40 lenders and Realtors have earned IFA’s 2018 Preferred Partner designation. IFA Preferred Partners are experts for Iowa home buyers seeking assistance with the homeownership process and are expertly trained in IFA mortgage and down payment assistance programs.

Federal Homelessness Assistance Funding to Benefit Iowans in Need

(DES MOINES) –The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced that Iowa has been awarded more than $9.1 million in federal funds to support homelessness assistance initiatives through the Continuum of Care (CoC) program.

State Housing Trust Fund Grants to Spur Affordable Housing

(DES MOINES) – The Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors today approved a total of $7.4 million in grants to 25 Local Housing Trust Funds to support local affordable housing initiatives which will assist more than 2,600 Iowa families. The funding is provided from the State Housing Trust Fund’s Local Housing Trust Fund program.

HousingIowa Awards Recognize Outstanding Housing Initiatives

CEDAR RAPIDS – The Iowa Finance Authority recently recognized outstanding affordable housing initiatives and advocates with HousingIowa Awards at the 2017 HousingIowa Conference in Cedar Rapids.

DES MOINES – The Iowa Finance Authority will host the 2017 HousingIowa Conference September 6-8 in Cedar Rapids at the Cedar Rapids DoubleTree. 

The conference will feature Leigh Anne Tuohy as portrayed in Oscar-winning film The Blind Side, Aron Ralston, as portrayed in film based on his real-life experiences, 127 Hours, the 2017 HousingIowa Awards and a wide-range of sessions on timely Iowa housing topics.

Outstanding Iowa Housing Initiatives to be Honored at HousingIowa Conference September 6

(DES MOINES) – The Iowa Finance Authority is seeking nominations for the tenth 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 affordable housing opportunities in Iowa. Award nominations are due July 14

Iowa Agricultural Development Division has Assisted Nearly 6,000 Iowa Beginning Farmers Obtain 1.7 Million Acres of Farm Ground

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