Housing Partnership/Homebuyer Assistance

Homebuyer Assistance Program
The Waterloo Community Development has designed the Homebuyer Assistance  Program to help low to moderate-income eligible households with  homebuyer  and closing cost assistance to purchase their first home. Waterloo Community Development  will provide up to a maximum of $10,000 in Homebuyer Assistance after seller concessions and lender credits. Funds are available on a first come, first served basis.  The assistance is in the form of a 0% interest deferred forgivable loan. To participate , the borrower is required to provide a minimum contribution of $1,000 towards the purchase price of the home. Escrow funds, professional inspections, and other items paid outside of closing by borrower may count towards the borrowers minimum contribution. To learn more, please click here to view the application. 

COVID-19  Rental Assistance Program
Thanks to the Otto Schoitz Foundation, the House of Hope has funding available to assist single moms that have lost jobs or hours due to the COVID19 Pandemic.   To learn more, please click here. 

What are the Home Buyer Education Classes?
Classes are scheduled each month. Each session is a series of 4 classes and the fee is $20.00 per household. Participants learn important facts on how to buy a house. Completion of these classes is required in order to receive down payment assistance.

Contact Information
Community Development
620 Mulberry Street
Waterloo, IA 50703
Phone: (319) 291-4429
Fax: (319) 291-4431
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm