Southwest Iowa Housing Trust Fund
The Southwest Iowa Housing Trust Fund, Inc. was created in 2006 with a mission to "improve affordable housing options in southwest Iowa." We currently assist over 100 homes with over $1.5 million in funding each year. We continue to address housing needs in the counties of Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie (excluding Council Bluffs), and Shelby.
Our services fall into the following areas:
Housing Repairs to address health, safety, and energy efficient deficiencies in owner-occupied homes. We currently maintain a lengthy waiting list. Most common work items are roofs, furnaces, and windows.
Homeownership Assistance to help lower income households purchase their own home. The assistance is in the form of 5-year forgivable loans and low interest loans.
Purchase, Rehab, Resell acquires vacant foreclosed properties, rehabilitates the property, and resells it to low too moderate income homebuyers.
Demolition of blighted properties removes dilapidated homes from the housing stock. The home must be city owned. The program will pay for 50% of asbestos inspection and removal and demolition costs.
SWIPCO is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.
Southwest Iowa Planning Council, 1501 SW 7th St., Atlantic, Iowa, 50022
712-243-4196 or 1-866-279-4720; Fax 712-243-3458; firstname.lastname@example.org