Upper Explorerland established a Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund for Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek Counties. The Housing Assistance Plan has been approved for certification from the Iowa Finance Authority (IFA). The goal is to develop, redevelop, rehabilitate, and renovate single-family and/or multi-family owner-occupied and rental dwellings. This will be to render assistance to economically and socially disadvantaged persons in Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek Counties. It will possibly fund: roof repair, furnace repair and replacement, energy efficiency updates, electrical and plumbing, handicap accessibility, homebuyer assistance, etc. Funding limits are set at $10,000 per project including 1st time homebuyers.
The Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund sponsors FREE Green Iowa Home Energy Assessments for low-moderate income single family homes.
Go to https://energydistrict.org/services/home-efficiency-program/ to see if you qualify.
For more information please contact Sarah Snitker.
Return applications by hand or mail to:
Upper Explorerland RPC (UERPC)
134 West Greene Street
PO Box 219
Postville, IA 52162
“I want to express my deepest gratitude to be chosen to benefit from your Housing Trust Fund, I feel very fortunate to say the least. My very old fuel oil burning furnace was a high burden each year for me to pay on my fixed income and it was not efficient at all. Everyone worked well together as all the necessary steps fell into place to complete this for me. The new equipment will lower my utilities and help me immensely on my fixed income. I can’t say enough about how happy I am for being chosen to receive all of this.”
Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund client from rural Fayette
“I wish to thank Sarah and the NEIRHTF for the opportunity for me to get the shingles replaced on my roof. I could not have afforded to have it done otherwise. Sarah was extremely helpful and was able to answer any questions or concerns I had.”
Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund client from Oelwein
“My house is once again my home. My roof was leaking and my chimney was ready to fall over. I was a few years away from affording a new roof. Luckily, someone introduced me to the NEIRHTF program at Upper Explorerland in Postville. The people and the program made it possible to get the project done in a short time. They were helpful and thorough, also good communicators. I will be forever grateful to the people and the program. I feel happy and safe in my home now. Thank you.”
Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund client
"What a wonderful program! Home improvement and repair projects are stressful and scary. Finding ways to pay for them is sometimes the hardest part. I wish I had known about this years ago! Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity!"
Northeast Iowa Housing Trust Fund client from Decorah
"I found that the workers were great! As for the NEIRHTF program, you couldn't find a better program. The staff were always so nice to me, and I really appreciated that."
Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund client from Postville
"I can't thank you enough for all your help! Our house looks so beautiful now. Thank you so very much! You guys are great! We would not have been able to do it without your help!"
Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund client from Ossian
"All the work done on my roof went very well and was completed on time. I have only positive things to say about the Northeast Iowa Housing Trust Fund."
Northeast Iowa Housing Trust Fund client from Monona
"The new windows were just what we needed. All the people we worked with were wonderful. The process was simple to understand and complete. We love our new windows and are grateful for the help we got because we would have never gotten them without it. Thank you so much for being there!!!"
Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund client from Oelwein
"I am so grateful for this program. My house is considerably old, and the renovations your program has assisted me with are making a huge difference in energy efficiency and look great! Thank you so much!"
Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund client from Lansing
"I cannot say enough good things about the NEIRHTF program. I have lived in my home for 20 years and could not afford to do all the things that needed to be done. The program assures the work done on my house was acceptable and complete. I have learned so much from this program."
Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund client from McGregor
"I want to thank the NEIRHTF Board for allowing me to participate in their program to update my home. This will allow me to be able to have the convenience of having a bath facility on the main floor, and it updated my HVAC and electrical. These programs are a win-win, and I'm grateful I found this opportunity. Thanks to all who helped me."
Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund client from Garber
The UERPC September 2020 Newsletter is here! https://mailchi.mp/c345401f2d53/uerpc-september-2020-newsletter-3294762
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The Iowa Public Transit Long-range Plan update has been under development over the last 18 months, including researching the historical trends in demographics and passenger transportation usage, forecasting future projected needs within the public transit system, and devising strategies to address challenges.
Please visit https://iowadot.gov/iowainmotion/Modal-Iowa Public Transit Long Range Plan for more information.
The Community Housing Assistant will represent our organization being the first line of contact with visitors. Responsible for providing community development, administrative, and technical assistance to Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC) including answering incoming phone calls, assisting individuals with questions, maintaining a strong inventory of office supplies, and assisting housing staff with projects. Other duties include assisting in oversight of two low rent apartment complexes. The candidate should have a strong attention to detail, good communication skills and ability to multitask efficiently. Basic knowledge of computer skills including Microsoft Word, Publisher, and Excel are recommended. Qualifications: Associates Degree or an equivalent combination of training and experience in administrative or clerical. Upper Explorerland offers a full benefit package including health insurance, dental, vision, retirement, short term, and long-term disability. A full job description and application may be found at www.uerpc.org. Email a resume and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org EOE
UERPC is accepting bids for a used fleet vehicle: 2010 Dodge Caravan, 3.8 L engine, V6, Front wheel drive with current mileage of 145,750, color is gold.
Please submit a written bid to Rachelle Howe at email@example.com or by mail to 325 Washington Street, Decorah, IA 52101 by Friday, September 4, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Bidders will be notified by Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Minimum bid required is $3,500.