Funding available for Affordable Housing Rehabilitation Program within the City of Waukon

It’s not too late for Waukon residents to take advantage of the Affordable Housing Rehabilitation Grant for owner-occupied homeowners in the City of Waukon. Eighteen local homeowners have already taken advantage of the program and have had help with their windows/doors, roofs, electrical, furnace, driveway repair and/or some past flood mitigation help. These homeowners have stated that they are highly satisfied with the program and the help they were able to receive.
The Waukon Economic Development Corporation and the Federal Home Loan Bank are announcing that approximately $80,000 is left in the program. This program will finance projects through a five-year receding forgivable loan and funding limits per project are set at $7,000 per project. Homeowners needing some “fix-up” help are encouraged to check the program out yet this summer.  Funding will only be available through the fall of 2014.
Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC) has the responsibility of administering the grant and overseeing work. Anyone wishing to learn more about the program or wanting to obtain an application should contact Lori Brockway or Sarah Snitker at UERPC, 563-864-7551 or visit Applications or information can also be obtained at the Waukon Economic Development office through Ardie Kuhse, 563-568-2624. This is an Equal Opportunity Program.