2019 CDBG-DR New Housing
This program is designed to promote the new construction of rental and single family owner housing units including the construction of single-family houses, duplexes, and multi family structures on vacant lots or the conversion of existing non-residential spaces into new housing within existing neighborhoods, and the development of new neighborhoods for residential purposes.
The State will make awards based on project applications and is anticipating the creation of approximately 300 new housing units over the life of both the rental and owner housing programs.
IEDA will make awards to projects that offer a variety of housing sizes in order to best serve families with children, disabled persons and seniors.
Eligible applicants are units of general local government who will be awarded funds from the CDBG housing program as a result of the 2019 flooding natural disaster defined by the FEMA Declaration FEMA-4421-DR dated March 12, 2019 for Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding (March 12, 2019 and continuing). As identified in Iowa’s CDBG-DR 2019 Action Plan, eligible applicants must be located in the Most Impacted and Distressed (MID) counties: Fremont, Harrison and Mills.
Round 2 Application: The IEDA will open a second competitive round of new production housing. IEDA’s 2019 CDBG-DR Action Plan allocated $26,120,069 for the production of new housing. In Round 1, IEDA awarded: $9,731,385, leaving $16,388,684 remaining for this competitive round. Additionally, $10,000,000 is available for Public Infrastructure needs in support of these new housing units. If requests do not expend all available funding, future rounds will be established at no less than one round per year until the funds in this program are fully expended.
Program Specific Guidelines can be found in the 2019 CDBG Policies and Procedures Manual and the New Housing webpage: https://www.iowaeda.com/disaster-recovery/new-housing