Iowa Finance Authority awards federal funds to Community Housing Initiatives

FOR IMMEDIATE USE August 7th, 2023 Iowa Finance Authority awards federal funds to Community Housing Initiatives The Iowa Finance Authority on July 5th, 2023 announced it has allocated $545,971 in annual Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and $500,000 in state HOME funds to CHI to update the Frank Smith Center in Des Moines. Funds awarded by…

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Iowa Finance Authority awards federal funds to Community Housing Initiatives’ Cottonwood Trail Apartments

Iowa Finance Authority awards federal funds to Community Housing Initiatives Cottonwood Trail Apartments CONSTRUCTION ON 30 NEW APARTMENTS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN 2024 The Iowa Finance Authority on July 5th, 2023 announced it has allocated $675,000 in annual Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and $1,100,000 in state HOME funds to CHI to develop Cottonwood Trail Apartments…

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CHI Receives $122,094 from Care Connections of Northern Iowa through Community Impact Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2st, 2023   CHI Receives $122,094 from Care Connections of Northern Iowa through Community Impact Grant Spencer, IA- 5/31/2023 – CHI is pleased to announce that we have received a Community Impact Grant of $122,094.00 from Care Connections of Northern Iowa. This grant will help us to continue our mission of impacting…

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Iowa Finance Authority awards HOME funds to Community Housing Initiatives

FOR IMMEDIATE USE February 1st, 2023 Iowa Finance Authority awards HOME funds to Community Housing Initiatives The Iowa Finance Authority on February 1st announced it has allocated $1,030,488 in HOME funding to Community Housing Initiatives, Inc. (CHI) for Evergreen Trail and Tulip Tree. Evergreen Trail was awarded $533,319. The project is located in Des Moines,…

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Iowa Finance Authority awards federal funds to Community Housing Initiatives’ Adel Manor Apartments

FOR IMMEDIATE USE September 1st   Iowa Finance Authority awards federal funds to Community Housing Initiatives’ Adel Manor Apartments   REHABILITATION OF 68 UNITS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN 2023. The Iowa Finance Authority on August 31st announced it has allocated $750,922 in annual Housing Tax Credits to Community Housing Initiatives, Inc. (CHI) to update Adel…

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National Preservation Month restores memories

Throughout the month of May, we are taking the opportunity to invite team members to share anecdotes about our historic properties. We are uncovering fascinating recollections around lovingly restored apartment units that once occupied classrooms full of students and the summer romances that bloomed within the hushed walls of the local library. You can follow…

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A word on looting, generators, and food assistance

Hello Cedar Rapids Residents,  It’s important to us to stay in close contact with you as we uncover details that might be helpful while navigating this difficult time. Please lean on friends and neighbors to stay informed about current and forecasted weather conditions The utility company cannot give us an estimated time of when power…

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Free, Confidential Financial Conversations from ISU Extension and Outreach

Many Iowans have experienced a sudden income drop, yet the bills keep coming. In these uncertain times, it is important to make decisions based on trustworthy information and to take action sooner rather than later. Because ISU Extension and Outreach staff are currently working from home, Iowans are invited to reach out to our Human…

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Senior residents receive 1st food delivery

The Daily Reporter shined a light on a very special program launch for our senior residents in Spencer, Iowa. Here's a clip from their article, you can read it in its entirety here. Brittany Spieker, with CHI, worked with volunteers to coordinate delivery at Sunset Apartments later in the afternoon. Grand Avenue Community Kitchen also…

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Stay on top of financial obligations as best you can

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact more people, force new levels of normalcy, and trigger heightened emotions, we ask our residents to stay calm, vigilant, and focused on what truly matters. Paying rent is one of those things that truly matters, and we're here to help with payment options for staying current (or even…

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