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Posted on: November 15, 2023

Applications Being Accepted for Home Rehabilitation or Emergency Repair Grants

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Homeowners/mobile homeowners may qualify for up to $6,000 or $12,000 to make improvements to their homes through the Johnson County Housing Rehab or Emergency Home Repair Grant

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors recently allocated American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for home rehabilitation and repair projects. Applications are now being accepted from homeowners/mobile homeowners who are interested in participating in the Johnson County Housing Rehab or Emergency Home Repair Grant. Homeowners may qualify for up to $6,000 or $12,000 to make improvements to their homes.

The program objective is to help keep people in their homes by providing low-income homeowners, including mobile homeowners, assistance with home repairs and modifications that allow residents to age in place, improve living conditions, or make the home more energy efficient, particularly in households with older adults, those with chronic health conditions, and young children.

Qualifying Criteria

  • Property must be located in Johnson County but not within the city limits of Iowa City.
  • Applicants must own or be purchasing the property or mobile home.
  • Applicants must be current on property taxes.
  • Applicants must meet income requirements for household size.
  • Applicants must be willing and able to occupy the home as their primary residence for three years.
  • Property value cannot exceed $250,000. 

Examples of eligible projects include:

  • Roofing and gutter repairs.
  • Replacement of doors and windows.
  • Replacement of essential appliances.
  • Home modifications for aging in place, such as grab bars or walk-in showers.
  • Porch, stair, and deck repairs to address deterioration.
  • Other repairs that are necessary to address health and safety as determined by the program inspector. 

Income Guidelines for Eligible Participants:
(50% of area median income for Johnson County)

  • 1 Person Household: $40,400
  • 2 Person Household: $46,200
  • 3 Person Household: $51,950
  • 4 Person Household:  $57,700
  • 5 Person Household: $62,350

Learn More
For more information or to apply to the Johnson County Housing Rehab or Emergency Home Repair Grant program, email Deanna Robinson at ECICOG at deanna.robinson@ecicog.org or call 319.289.0060.

Program Administered By:
East Central Iowa Council of Governments 
700 Sixteenth Street NE, Suite 301
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
https://www.ecicog.org/housing

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