Housing Programs

Contact Information

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



Department Contacts

Multi-Family Row Housing On Ellis Blvd.

The Housing Services Division is responsible for the coordination and oversight of the federal housing and community development funds awarded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and Home Investment Partnership (HOME) funds are used to meet three goals and objectives: Providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and expand economic opportunity. 

Eviction Prevention
If you have been impacted by COVID-19 and need assistance with rent and utility payments to prevent eviction, please reach out Iowa Legal Aid through the COVID-19 Legal Advice Hotline at 1-800-332-0419 for referral or apply at the link below.

Eviction Prevention Program Application

COVID-19 Update
To protect the health and safety of our residents and staff,  City Hall has closed to the general public.  Staff are working remotely so please email them individually.

Here are other ways that you can contact us:
Mail:  101 First Street SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Phone:  (319) 286-5872 - please leave one message and we will return your call as quickly as possible
Fax:  (319) 286-5870
Drop Box:  Outside City Hall at the corner of First Ave and First St SE

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.



CDBG and HOME for Public Services and FacilitiesSingle Family New Construction Housing
Funds provided to Public Service organizations for facility rehabilitation, administrative costs, or education

Contractor Bid Openings
Current bid openings for contractors on federally funded emergency rehab, comprehensive rehab, and lead remediation projects

First Time Home Buyer Program
Downpayment and closing cost assistance provided to
income qualified First Time Home Buyers purchasing homes
 Multi-Family Apartment Building on 6th St. 
Housing Rehabilitation
Housing rehabilitation on owner-occupied housing for income-qualified households to address code deficiencies and health and safety repairs.

Property Lien Information
Information regarding liens, mortgages, and deed
restrictions for previously assisted properties
Multi-Family Apartment Building On 10th St.
Lead Safe Renovator Classes
Initial and Refresher certification classes to satisfy State of Iowa and EPA regulations.

Contact Information
Housing Services
101 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Call (319) 286-5872 (main)
(319) 286-5870 (fax)

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