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)
Attn: Lee Balik
134 West Greene Street
PO Box 219
Postville, IA 52162
"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 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 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 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 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 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 Housing Trust Fund client from Garber
Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund
Special Meeting Agenda
Thursday, April 9, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m
This will be a conference call meeting. Please contact 605-475-4810 to join the meeting. Participant access code is 625970*
Meeting is being conducted via conference call for health safety due to COVID-19
Board meetings are accessible to all.
The following documents provide information on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice.
IowaWORKS Centers are taking significant steps to follow the Iowa Department of Public Health's guidance for social distancing.
Effective immediately, IowaWORKS offices will only be open to customers with an appointment, or to accept identity verification from customers applying for benefits. Individuals are encouraged to call or email IowaWORKS to receive assistance: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 866-239-0843.
For more information and for updates, visit: https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/updates-and-resources-about-covid-19
Due to the COVID-19 and public health concerns, both UERPC offices of 134 Greene Street, Postville and 325 Washington Street, Suite A, Decorah are closed to the public effective immediately and until further notice. Please know that we are still here to serve you. Feel free to contact us via email or phone at 563-864-7551.
**Special note on Rental Assistance: All April checks will go out as scheduled.**
Please call our office with questions or concerns at 563-864-7551. Thanks for your understanding.