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.
CDBG and HOME for Public Services and Facilities
Contractor Bid Openings
Current bid openings for contractors on federally-funded minor repair and comprehensive rehab projects
income-qualified First Time Home Buyers purchasing homes
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
The Colonial Center building, located at 1500 2nd Ave SE, was purchased by the City to be remodeled into 25 affordable housing units, 5 of which are fully ADA accessible, by leveraging 4 federal grants. This project is not only providing new affordable housing units, it is addressing a dilapidated structure at a key corner at 2nd Avenue/15th Street SE in the historic Wellington Heights Neighborhood. With the support of the Wellington Heights Neighborhood Association, the former Colonial building has been renamed “The Heights”.
101 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Call (319) 286-5872 (main)
(319) 286-5870 (fax)