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 1 Applications: The IEDA will open up an initial competitive round for $5,000,000 in rental housing new constitution and $5,000,000 in single family housing new construction. This first round will allow the state to establish a competitive review process, gauge the capacity of the region for new rental housing and support local housing markets. Additional funds may be awarded through this round if the demand of quality applications exceeds this amount. Otherwise future rounds will be established, at no less than one round per year until the funds in this program are fully expended.
Application Deadline: 4:00pm Tuesday, January 19th
Program Specific Guidelines can be found in the 2019 CDBG Policies and Procedures Manual found at: https://www.iowaeda.com/disaster-recovery/2019/