As you know, the meeting gets underway at 3:30PM in the Community Room at the Police Department.

The Community Planning Economic Development Department is hosting open houses for its Urban Homesteads.  These are rehabilitated single family homes that are available for sale to qualified buyers through its Urban Homestead Program. The open houses for the available homes will be held Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11 from 11AM-2PM.  The properties are located at 1512 West 15th Street and 1501 Eastern Avenue.  Photos and property information can be viewed on the City’s website at and at . Since 1980, over 100 working households have become homeowners through the Urban Homestead Program.

Those interested in applying to purchase any of the homes must meet basic credit and income requirements, but are not required to put any money down.  There is a $25.00 nonrefundable application processing fee. Applications will be available at the open houses; however, completed applications will not be accepted at the open houses. Applications will be available starting on November 13, at 8AM through December 14 at 4PM at the City's Community & Economic Development Office in City Hall at 226 W. 4th Street, Monday through Friday, 8AM-4:30PM and online at . Completed applications must be returned in person and will be accepted starting  8AM on Tuesday, November 13 through  4PM on Friday, December 14, 2018. For more information, call (563) 326-7765 or Dawn Cameron, Community Planning Economic Development, 326-6177 is your contact.


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