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On or about May 9, 2018 the City of Waterloo, Community Development Board will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of federal funds (Community Development Block Grant) under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended,(P.L.93-383) and Federal Funds (HOME Investment Partnership Program) under the National Affordable Housing Act Title ll ,1990, as amended, and in conjunction with the program guidelines to undertake projects known as Fiscal Year 2019 activities for the purpose of assisting eligible clients with housing, public services, public facilities, and clearance and demolition using an estimated $1,139,800 of Community Development Block Grant funds and an estimated $367,917 in HOME program funds in the City of Waterloo.

The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CPR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. An Environmental Review Record (ERR)
That documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at Community Development, 620 Mulberry Street, Suite 202, Waterloo, Iowa 50703 and may be examined or copied weekdays from 8:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Any individual, group or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Rudy D. Jones, Director Community Development,620 Mulberry Street, Carnegie Annex-Suite 202,Waterloo,Iowa 50703 received by May 15, 2018 will be considered by the City of Waterloo Community Development Board, prior to authorizing submission of a Request for Release of Funds and Certification to HUD.

The City of Waterloo, Iowa certifies to HUD that Quentin Hart, in his official capacity as Mayor, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibility in relation to the environmental review process that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’S approval of the certifications satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the City of Waterloo, Iowa to utilize federal funds and implement the Program.

HUD will consider objections to its release of funds and the City of Waterloo certification for a period of fifteen days following either the anticipated submission date of May 9, 2018 or HUD’S actual receipt of the request(whichever is later) only if the objections are on one of the following bases (a)that the Certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Waterloo, Iowa (b)the City of Waterloo has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CPR Part 58 (c)the City of Waterloo, Iowa has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CPR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24CFR Part 58) and may be addressed to HUD as follows.
US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Attention: Teri Robertson, CPD Representative
Potential objectors may contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

The Waterloo Community Development Office will be hosting Lead Safe Renovators training

An initial 8 hour Lead Safe Renovators (RRP) training has been scheduled for June 7th at the Waterloo HazMat Regional Training Center, 1925 Newell Street Waterloo, Iowa 50707

This training will begin at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 5:00 p.m.

Please be prepared to take lunch break “on your own”

Pre-registration is required.

This training is limited to the first 25 participants registered.
If enrollment exceeds 25, additional class may be scheduled for a later date that is yet to be determined.

Training and materials are being offered at no-charge to homeowners, landlords, maintenance workers and other contractors who perform work that disturbs painted surfaces.

To register:
Please call the Waterloo Community Development office at
You may also email

The City of Waterloo Community Development Lead Hazard Control Grant completes improvements to your home to remove lead based paint. Both owner-occupied and rental homes can participate  

  • Your home must have been built before 1978
  • You must have a child that is less than 5 years of age either living in the home or who visits the home
  • You must be income eligible

For more information contact Rudy Jones, Waterloo Community Development Director at: 

Waterloo Community Development Office
620 Mulberry St, Suite 202 
Waterloo, IA 50703 
Phone: (319) 291-4429 
Fax: (319) 291-4431

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