DES MOINES – Recently, Iowa Economic Development Authority announced the cities of Creston and Lewis were awarded a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).
“The award of funds for housing stability to the cities of Creston and Lewis are positive steps for those towns,” said Senator Tom Shipley, R-Nodaway. “Housing stabilization grants allow hardworking Iowans the ability to remain in their homes with important health and safety upgrades.”
The city of Creston will receive $246,200 and the city of Lewis will receive $238,242. Each year, approximately $4 million in federal CDBG funds are available to cities and counties through Iowa’s Housing Sustainability Fund. Eligible applicants are cities and counties under 50,000 people. This money may go to funding public or community services and facilities, housing rehabilitation or economic development and job training.