HOUSING

HOUSING PROGRAMS

Providing safe and affordable housing to seniors, individuals with disabilities and individuals and families with limited resources.


NEICAC RENTAL HOUSING UNITS

NEICAC Calmar Apartments complex has 12 townhouse style apartments in a family friendly location. It is close to schools, parks, athletic fields and downtown Calmar.

Washington Court is a 16-unit senior apartment complex well within reach of all amenities Decorah has to offer.

The Woolen Mill Apartments is a 15-unit multi-family and historic building in downtown Decorah near local shops and the Farmer's Market.

Ridgewood Duplex was built in partnership with the Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity and is an accessible duplex that has on-site support service 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

Stoneman Court is a 4-unit complex in Postville for seniors or individuals with disabilities.

NEICAC's Single Family Rental program has 3 rental units in Northeast Iowa, including 2 units in Maynard and a house in Strawberry Point. Each unit has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an attached garage.

To apply for housing, compete the application for each adult member in the household.

LEASE PURCHASE AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM

The Lease Purchase Program uses a combination of funds to build homes to be sold to low-income households. All types of households are welcome to apply. Each home has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and they are built to "green" energy efficient standards. The house is rented to an income qualified family with the intent of selling to house to the family. NEICAC provides Homebuyer Education with the family who will purchase the home from NEICAC when they are able to secure financing.

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION

Homebuyer Education teaches participants about assessing readiness to purchase, managing money, understanding credit, obtaining a mortgage, shopping for a home, and protecting their investment. NEICAC uses a standard curriculum to help customers develop a plan to purchase their home and let them know what to expect during the buying process. Being a good neighbor and community involvement are also discussed.

BUDGET CLASS & COUNSELING

The budget class has a set program that helps you identify habits and discusses the who, what, when, where, and why of budgeting. Tracking your spending and changing your habits through value-guided goal setting helps participants manage their money. Budget counseling is tailored to the individual or household needs and allows an opportunity to follow an action plan to achieve specific goals.

TENANT BASED RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The TBRA program is a rental assistance program that makes partial rent payments for qualified households. Customers of the program must be on the Section 8 waiting list and be at or under 60% Area Median Income (AMI). Tenant Based Rental Assistance has helped households in each of the seven counties served by NEICAC. TBRA has a short waiting list. Click the button below to apply!


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CHANGE A LIFE

Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) is a 501(c)3 private non-profit operating in NE Iowa. Charitable donations from individuals, businesses, school⁄church groups, made to NEICAC are always needed and may have a tax benefit to the donor.Individuals and families in your community struggle every day to provide basic needs such as food, shelter and utilities. Your contribution to NEICAC can make the difference to provide a hand-up to self-sufficiency.

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MESSAGES OF APPRECIATION

Agency Appreciations

"Thank you for your fabulous work with the Decorah community & surrounding areas. All of you truly embody the spirit of hope & change people's lives to not only help themselves but to encourage & help those around them. At a time when our country needs love & compassion, you & your staff deserve a well-deserved BRAVO." 

Rachel Buresh

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Embrace Iowa

"Embrace Iowa helped our family be getting us a stove. The stove we had was hazardous. When we would cook on it, it would stink the whole house up. Also, it leaked underneath the stove. That stove was so small that my two year old son could see inside the pan without standing on anything. Now, with our new stove we can cook without smelling anything or without cleaning up a leaky mess. Thanks so much for our new stove. We really appreciated it."

Fayette County Resident

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CACFP

"Cheryl & Denise. Happy CACFP Week. You both are: Courageous & Calm as a Cucumber. Astounding & Accessible & Able. Cheerful & Capable. Fascinating & we are Fortunate to have you !! Positive & Peppy. Thanks for All you do!!"

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