A Place of Your Own

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ISU Extension Office

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

A Place of Your Own is an online class to prepare individuals for home ownership. The cost is $45, which includes 5 lessons and a certification exam with unlimited retakes. A class such as this may be required in order to receive some home loans. For more information call the ISU Extension at 515-294-5247 or visit the ISU Extension Online Store at https://store.extension.iastate.edu/Product/Homebuyer-Education-eCourse-A-Place-of-Your-Own

Other resources (both free and paid) are also available at the Extension Store.

Bickford of Muscatine

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2807 Cedar Street
Muscatine, IA 52761
563-263-6600

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Bickford is a senior living facility that includes the following options/services:
Independent Living
Assisted Living
Memory Care
Companion Care
Retreat Stay
Day Stay

Payment options may include private pay or funding from long-term care insurance, Medicare, Social Security, and other sources.

Bishop Hill Apartments

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708 W 9th Street
Tipton, IA 52772
563-886-3332

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Apartment complex in Tipton, IA.

Cedar Hills and Cedar Park Apartments

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1816 Logan H7
Muscatine, Iowa 52761

Hours / Days of Operation:

M-F 8am- 5pm

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Section 8 housing- affordable.

Clark House

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117 West 3rd Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
563-264-2335
563-263-0179

Hours / Days of Operation:

8am-5pm Monday through Friday

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Clark House is an income-based housing facility for disabled or elderly tenants age 50 years and older.

10 of the apartments are equipped for wheelchair access.

A rent subsidy is available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Call for more information or to apply.

 

Cobblestone Apartments

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201, 203, 207, and 209 Colorado Street
Muscatine, IA 52761

Toll-Free Phone: 888-757-4696

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Apartments and duplexes in Muscatine.

Colorado Park Apartments and Forest Glenn Townhomes

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401 Colorado Street
Muscatine, IA 52761

Hours / Days of Operation:

Monday- Thursday 9am-3pm
Friday 9am-1pm

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Apartments and Townhomes in Muscatine.

Community Action of Eastern IA-Housing and Utilities

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101 Lynn St
Tipton IA 52772

Fax: (563) 275-4320

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Resource updated: February 4, 2020

Tuesday and Thursday by appointment only. Or apply online at caeiowa.org

The Energy Assistance program is designed to help families pay a portion of winter heating costs. Households approved for the Energy Assistance program will receive a one time payment on their heating account.

Applications are taken October 1st - 31st for only those households with elderly or disabled persons, and November 3rd - April 30th for all households.

When a household is approved for Energy Assistance, an application is also automatically completed for the Weatherization Program (link above), which can help reduce future energy bills.

Community Action of Eastern IA-Housing and Utilities

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1903 Park Ave
Muscatine IA 52761
563-263-9290

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Applications on Wednesday by appointment only.

The Energy Assistance program is designed to help families pay a portion of winter heating costs. Households approved for the Energy Assistance program will receive a one time payment on their heating account.

Applications are taken October 1st - 31st for only those households with elderly or disabled persons, and November 1st - April 30th for all households.

When a household is approved for Energy Assistance, an application is also automatically completed for the Weatherization Program which can help reduce future energy bills.

Community Action of Eastern Iowa- Community Services Department

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1903 Park Ave
Muscatine IA 52761
(inside Muscatine Mall)

Toll-Free Phone: 866-263-9290
Hours / Days of Operation:

Monday-Friday 8am-12pm; 1pm-4:30pm. Wednesdays by appointment only.

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Community Services Department performs customer intake, assesses needs, and determines eligibility for many of the programs the agency offers such as crisis utility disconnection assistance, FaDSS, Fair Conditioner Program, Kids Coat Connection, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program(LIHEAP), Head Start/Early Head Start Preschool, School Supply Program, Youth Recreation Scholarships, and Weatherization.

 

Community Action of Eastern Iowa- Crisis Utility Assistance

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1903 Park Ave
Muscatine IA 52761

Toll-Free Phone: 866-263-9290
Hours / Days of Operation:

M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Applications on Wednesday by appointment only.

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Crisis utility assistance is available to low-income households who have a disconnection for heat or electric service. Assistance is only available once in a 12 month period.

Community Action of Eastern Iowa- Weatherization

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101 Lynn St.
Tipton, IA 52772

Fax: (563) 275-4320
Hours / Days of Operation:

Tuesday and Thursday by appointment only.

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Resource updated: February 4, 2020

The Weatherization Program helps eligible low-income customers save money by conserving energy. This is accomplished by using a series of pressure diagnostics, safety testing, insulation, and other weatherization measures. Community Action of Eastern Iowa crews and/or subcontractors perform work on eligible applicants homes. Energy education is incorporated in each step of the weatherization process to explain how the measures performed will help our customers save energy. Explanations are given to each customer to further increase his/her energy savings, home comfort, and indoor air quality. Owners and renters may be eligible for weatherization services.

Community Action of Eastern Iowa-Crisis Utility Assistance

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101 Lynn St
Tipton IA 52772

Fax: (563) 275-4320
Hours / Days of Operation:

Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only.

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Resource updated: February 4, 2020

Crisis utility assistance is available to low-income households who have a disconnection for heat or electric service. Assistance is only available once in a 12 month period.

Community Action of Eastern Iowa-Weatherization

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1903 Park Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761

Toll-Free Phone: 866-263-9290
Hours / Days of Operation:

Hours of Operation: M-F 8:00 am-4:30 pm, Wednesdays by appointment only.

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Weatherization Program helps eligible low-income customers save money by conserving energy. This is accomplished by using a series of pressure diagnostics, safety testing, insulation, and other weatherization measures. Community Action of Eastern Iowa crews and/or subcontractors perform work on an eligible applicant's home. Energy education is incorporated in each step of the weatherization process to explain how the measures performed will help out customers save energy. Explanations are given to each customer to further increase his/her energy savings, home comfort, and indoor air quality. Owners and renters may be eligible for weatherization services.

Community Mental Health Center for Mid-Eastern Iowa

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519 Cedar St
Tipton, IA 52772
(563) 886-2405

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Our PATH Program Coordinator works with the local homeless population to assist in meeting basic needs, finding appropriate mental and physical health care, locating affordable housing and suitable work.

Contree Manor Apartments

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2111 Bidwell
Muscatine, IA 52761
563-264-3253

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Apartments located in Muscatine.

Cottage Grove Senior Apartments

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1503 Houser Street
Muscatine, IA 52761

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Senior apartments in Muscatine. 1 and 2 bedroom apartments are available. All units are wheelchair accessible. Some apartments are otherwise accessible with lower counters and light switches. Community building and community garden are both available. Tenants must be 55 years or older or disabled. Tenants pay utilities and a security deposit. Pets are allowed with restrictions and a separate deposit.

Cottonwood Apartments

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2309 University Drive
Muscatine, IA 52761
563-263-7127
844-837-3069

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Apartments located in Muscatine.

Eastern Iowa Light and Power Co-Op/REC

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Headquarters: 1705 West 3rd Street
Wilton, IA 52778
563-732-2211

Wapello Service Center:
829 Washington Street
Wapello, IA 52653
319-523-2411

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

RECare: This is an energy assistance program to help pay for winter heating and weatherization. To donate, print the donation form located on the website and attach to your donation to return with your bill.

Louis the Lightning Bug: This educational program teaches kids about electrical safety. For questions or to schedule call 1-800-728-1242 or email janet.davis@easterniowa.com.

Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority

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7600 Commerce Park
Dubuque, IA 52002
563-556-4166

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority (EIRHA)
EIRHA was established in 1978 to meet the housing needs of low and moderate income families and elderly, and serves seven counties: Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson, Jones Counties and the city of Bettendorf in Scott County in Eastern Iowa. The cities of Clinton and Dubuque are not served by the EIRHA region. EIRHA has a contract with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to serve as many families as possible using their calendar year budget for Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) through the Section 8 HCV Program and owns/manages 164 public housing units of family and senior citizen housing in the region. EIRHA is a member of the Iowa Chapter of NAHRO

Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Program- Public Housing

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7600 Commerce Park
Dubuque, IA 52002
563-556-4166

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Public Housing Program - EIRHA owns and manages 164 rental units in Dubuque, Jackson, Delaware, and Clinton Counties. These Public Housing units consist of apartments, duplexes, and single family homes to provide housing for low-income families, seniors, and persons with disabilities. Participants in the program pay a minimum of 30% of their adjusted income toward rent and utilities or $50, whichever is greater. Payments are made directly to EIRHA on the first of each month.

Eastern Iowa Regional Housing- Housing Choice Voucher

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7600 Commerce Park
Dubuque, IA 52002
563-556-4166

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) - EIRHA has an annual contributions contract to assist up to 983 households, within its budget authority, with rental assistance in the region. The participating family chooses a decent, safe, and sanitary rental unit in which to reside. If the landlord agrees to lease the unit to the household under the Section 8 HCV Program, and EIRHA approves the rental unit, EIRHA will make monthly rental payments to the landlord to help the household pay their rent each month. Participating households pay a minimum of 30% of their adjusted income for rent and utilities or $50, whichever is greater.

Habitat for Humanity- Iowa Valley

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2401 Scott Blvd SE
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

Hours / Days of Operation:

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Shopping Hours: Tues- Sat 9am-5pm
Donation Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Habitat for Humanity is a Christian non-profit housing ministry that builds, repairs and renovates homes for families in need.

Contact the local affiliate at the contact information listed to apply. Homes are then paid for by families by monthly mortgage payments. The Iowa Valley location serves Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, and Washington Counties.

ReStore: The Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity also has a ReStore that offers a variety of used or donated items for the home.

Phone: 319-338-5687
Email: restore@iowavalleyhabitat.org

Habitat for Humanity- Louisa County

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PO Box 44
Morning Sun, IA 52640
319-212-0187

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Habitat for Humanity is a Christian non-profit housing ministry that builds, repairs and renovates homes for families in need. Contact the local affiliate at the contact information listed to apply. Homes are then paid for by families by monthly mortgage payments.

Habitat for Humanity- Muscatine County

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PO Box 49
Muscatine, IA 52761
563-263-7382

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Habitat for Humanity is a Christian non-profit housing ministry that builds, repairs and renovates homes for families in need. Contact the local affiliate at the contact information listed to apply. Homes are then paid for by families by monthly mortgage payments.

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