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

Forty-nine Iowa counties to benefit from homeless services assistance



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32 Iowa Loan Officers and Real Estate Agents Receive Preferred Partner Designation




(DES MOINES) – The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) today announced that a total of 32 loan officers and real ...

State Revolving Fund Assists Communities with Water Quality Projects



Des Moines – Twenty-three Iowa communities will move water quality projects forward with the support of a combined total of more t...

Iowa lenders recognized for outstanding efforts in advancing homeownership


DES MOINES – The Iowa Finance Authority today recognized the top Iowa lenders from throughout the state for their efforts in advancing...

Affordable Housing Projects to Move Forward in Clinton, Des Moines, Dubuque, Johnson, Muscatine, Polk and Pottawattamie Counties  

DES MOINES – The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) Board of Directors today awarded feder...

Free Education Series to Offer Beginning Farmer Resources

DES MOINES– Iowans have an opportunity to learn about beginning farmer programs available to them at a series of upcoming free workshops. The education sessions will incl...

State Revolving Fund Assists Cities with Moving Water Quality Projects Forward


Des Moines - Fifteen Iowa cities will benefit from a combined total of more than $9.1 million in low-cost water quality loans through the State Revolving Fund. State Revolving Fund Construction Loans are a low-cost construction financing option available for Iowa cities and municipalities for water quality initiatives. Planning & Design Loans are zero percent loans that assist with the first-phase of project expenses. The Iowa Finance Authority and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources jointly administer the State Revolving Fund in Iowa.

"The State Revolving Fund provided low-cost financing for water quality infrastructure improvements benefiting one million Iowans in last fiscal year alone." said Iowa Finance Authority Executive Director Dave Jamison. "The fifteen Iowa cities that most recently received low-cost financing join more than 500 other Iowa cities in recognizing the State Revolving Fund as their best choice for financing of their water quality initiatives."

"Quality water is fundamental to protecting Iowans' health as well as Iowa's natural resources," said Iowa Department of Natural Resources Director Chuck Gipp. "The State Revolving Fund is an important resource for Iowa communities as they face a wide-array of water quality improvement needs."

The State Revolving Fund has awarded Iowa communities and municipalities more than $2.5 billion in Construction Loans and $130 million through Planning & Design Loans since the program's inception.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides annual capitalization grants to states. Leveraged bonds and loan repayments expand the reach of the federal investment. More than $3.00 in assistance has been leveraged for Iowa water quality projects for every $1.00 of federal funds.

More information is available at

The Iowa Legislature created The Iowa Finance Authority in 1975 to undertake programs to assist in the attainment of low- and moderate-income Iowans. IFA also administers the State Revolving Fund (SRF) in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The SRF assists communities with the costs of upgrading or constructing local wastewater and drinking water infrastructure projects.


Recent Loan Recipients:


Loan Recipient



Project Type





Sewer Treatment Improvements

Keri Touro: 319-223-5709




Drinking Water Storage

Deb Prier: 319-347-2425


Dallas, Polk


Storm Water Runoff, Stream Restoration, Sponsored Project

Kristy Trzeciak: 515-999-2210




Drinking Water Well

Natalie Tucker: 563-932-2051




Drinking Water - Planning & Design

Bonnie Roberts: 712-337-3522




Sewer - Planning & Design

Patti Freese: 319-989-2291

Little Sioux



Drinking Water Treatment Improvements

DeEtte West: 712-649-2211




Sewer Treatment Improvements

Elizabeth Portz: 563-689-6162




Sewer Infiltration & Inflow Corrections

Karen Koope: 319-726-3251




Sewer Treatment Improvements

Mark Nitchals: 515-462-1422




Sewer - Planning & Design

Cathy Penney: 641-732-3709




Sewer - Planning & Design

Holly Wilson: 712-832-0094




Sewer Lift Station & Force Main

Jill Willard: 712-566-2373




Sewer Infiltration & Inflow Corrections

Judy Welch: 641-484-3822




Sewer Infiltration & Inflow Corrections

Roberta Leffler: 641-938-2413