2024 Application Information

NOTE: Before submitting an application, please contact staff to ensure eligibility. Please direct questions to Lucas Young or Andrew Collings at 515-334-0075.

The CIHTF is currently accepting applications until January 15, 2024.

Additional match and other requirements are described below.

The following entities are eligible to apply for funding from the Central Iowa Housing Trust Fund (CIHTF):

– Government Entities (Cities and Counties)
– Nonprofits
– For Profit Entities (Certain Limitations May Apply)

Qualified projects are awarded by the board with priority given to projects ready to proceed. Other applicable information includes:

– All funding and local match must go to housing project benefiting households at 80% or lower of the Area Median Income.
– There is a 23% local match requirement for projects. Funds will be given to the CIHTF before a grant agreement can be signed. Local match will be drawn down with grant funding as the project is implemented.
– Applicants are responsible for all income verification requirements.
– Project funding is based on actual costs incurred and is a reimbursement program.
– A minimum of 30% of grant funding from IFA must go to assisting households at or below 30% of Area Median Income (Extremely Low Income Populations). Project proposals that will benefit a higher percentage of Extremely Low Income Populations will be prioritized higher. The higher the percentage of Extremely Low Income Populations proposed to receive funding, the higher the prioritization.
– Additional consideration will be given to applications targeting vulnerable and special-needs populations not limited to the homeless, those with disabilities, survivors of domestic violence, and those in transitional housing.
– Funding is available in the form of grants, loans, and forgivable loans.


To download the application in word format, please click here.

To download the application in a fillable PDF format, please click here.

To download the REQUIRED local match form, please click here.

Additional requirements for a completed application include:

– Resolution or other documentation that approves the application submittal
– The community where the project is taking place must have a resolution stating their support of the CIHTF on file. Contact staff with questions.

Current Income Limits, please click here

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