Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund now accepting applications

The Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund (NEIRHTF) is accepting applications for first-time homebuyer down payment assistance and housing rehabilitation\improvement projects. Applicants can be low-moderate income first-time homebuyers, homeowners, landlord/for-profit organizations or non-profit organizations to promote and create affordable housing activities.

All applicants must be in one of the following counties of Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek. Eligible projects include rehabilitation and repair of existing housing, including, but not limited, to roofs, windows, siding, plumbing, electrical, energy efficiency, lead paint issues and handicap accessibility.

For more information on NEIRHTF or to see if funding is available in the local area, contact Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission at 563-864-7551, ext. 101 for Sarah Snitker. Applications can also be obtained online at by clicking on the Housing tab on that homepage and then the Northeast Iowa Housing Trust Fund link.

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