Housing Fund for Linn County opens applications for grants

Up to $225,000 available to organizations or entities in Linn County

The board of directors of the Housing Fund for Linn County (HFfLC) is making up to $225,000 available in grants to for-profit or nonprofit developers and businesses, and to governmental entities, for housing initiatives that benefit households with income below 80% of the area median income (AMI) in Linn County.

Eligible activities include development, reconstruction or rehabilitation of rental and owner-occupied housing; homeownership and rental assistance; and financing for the preservation or development of transitional housing or homeless shelters.

Applications are available at www.ecicog.org/hfflc or by request from executive director Tracey Achenbach at [email protected] or (319) 289-0072.

Applications are due at the East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) office no later than Tuesday, March 28 at 3 p.m.

The Housing Fund for Linn County (HFfLC) was established as a 501(c)(3) in 2007 and certified as an Iowa Housing Trust Fund in 2008. Since 2008, HFfLC has been granted over $5.2 million from the Iowa Finance Authority and has made awards of nearly $5 million to over 30 different entities to benefit 2,000 households.

The program has also received significant local lender support and as a result of the 2020 derecho, received over $3.4 million on behalf of a collaboration of organizations for the PATCH program.