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Community Development

101 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids IA, 52401

Phone: 319-286-5041

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Community Development Projects
Community Development & Planning

Community Development facilitates development opportunities and regional planning strategies that maintain and enhance the quality of life to ensure physical, economic, and social benefits for Cedar Rapids.

Meet Jennifer Pratt, Community Development Department Director.

The Community Development Department is organized into three divisions: 

Planning Services
Community Development’s planning staff coordinates with other City Departments, citizens, and other stakeholders to capitalize on development opportunities that maintain and enhance the quality of life in the community for everyone. 

Housing Programs
The Housing & Redevelopment Division administers a variety of local, state, and federal funding programs that create housing opportunities and meet a wide range of community development needs. 

Section 8 and Family Self Sufficiency
Partnering with the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), the City of Cedar Rapids has served as the Public Housing Authority for Linn and Benton Counties for over 37 years. We promote the personal, economic and social upward mobility of families by providing an opportunity to transition from subsidized to non subsidized housing.

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 is a federal relief package that provides funding to local governments to support a strong and equitable economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Cedar Rapids and Linn County are making a portion of this funding available to organizations for projects or programs that will serve Linn County citizens.

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