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). Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds are used to meet three goals and objectives: providing decent housing, ensuring a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunity.

Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery funding (CDBG-DR)
Disaster recovery funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has been appropriated for disaster recovery from the August 2020 derecho. $57,566,000 in CDBG-DR funding has been allocated to the State for distribution, of which 80% will come into Linn County. The State has submitted their draft action plan, which details the proposed use of these funds and can be found here.



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  minor repair and comprehensive rehab 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, placed by this office, 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. (Classes not currently offered, please contact Iowa Department of Public Health for options.)

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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