Iowa Home Repair Pilot Program Application Now Available
Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) has announced that the application portal for the Iowa Home Repair Pilot Program (HRPP) is now OPEN. The application portal will remain open for applications through January 31, 2024, at 4:30 p.m., subject to available funding.
The primary goal of the HRPP is to prevent homeowner displacement by assisting with home repairs to maintain the habitability of the home. Up to $35,000 to assist with repairs including but not limited to: drainage, septic, wells, electrical or plumbing systems, foundation repair, asbestos removal, HVAC repair or replacement, lead hazard reduction, mold remediation, radon mitigation, widening of doorways/hallways, installation of non-portable ramp(s) or lift(s), window replacement, siding, roofing, soffit, fascia, gutters and/or ventilation, if necessary.
Please note that applicants must have had someone in the household experience a financial hardship after January 21, 2020, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This could be reduction in income or increase in living expenses due to job loss, fewer work hours, paying more in childcare, illness, or being unable to work because you had to care for a family member.
Homeowners are encouraged to take the precheck to determine preliminary eligibility. Once determined eligible to apply, homeowners are then encouraged to submit an application online. Both precheck and application can be found at iowafinance.com/repair.
Once the case review team reviews the application to ensure all documentation is complete and verifies eligibility, eligible household applications will be referred to SIMPCO’s Housing Division to oversee the repair process on a first come, first ready basis.
Please contact SIMPCO Housing Manager, Jenny Anderson, if you have any questions regarding the program process at [email protected] or by calling 712-279-6286.
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*Funding assistance subject to income eligibility
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