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Community Development - Housing Division
101 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids IA 52401



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This program is currently closed and applications will not be accepted.

Funds are fully committed for the City’s First Time Home Buyer (FTHB) program, and the program is closed for this funding round.

Additional funds for the program are anticipated late Fall, 2017.  An information email list will be maintained for those who would like to be notified when funds are available.  Please email j.barten@cedar-rapids.org, or call 319-286-5874 to be added to the information email list.

Program OverviewSingle Family New Construction Housing
The FTHB program provides $1,000-$5,000 in down payment assistance to eligible buyers.  The assistance is forgivable after 5 years.  

To be eligible, there are four main criteria:
  1. Be a first-time buyer
  2. Meet the income requirements
  3. Purchase an eligible property
  4. Meet debt and mortgage criteria
Details about these requirements can be found in the brochure or in this presentation.
2017 Statistics to come soon Document Section 

Feel free to check out our YouTube video of the 
presentation! Here's the breakdown for each 

Home Buyer Education

Applicants are required to complete a HUD-approved home buyer education course before applying. Locally, Horizons offers an on-line course that is HUD-approved, but applicants are able to take any course they choose. However, it must specifically state the course and agency are “HUD-approved” in order for it to meet the requirements of the First Time Home Buyer program.

 Contact:  Related Links:
Jennifer Barten
Homeownership Program Coordinator
Phone: (319) 286-5874
Fax: (319) 286-5870


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