Housing in Fayette County communities is vital to growth and expansion!

Looking to Buy a Home?

Search for current available homes for sale in Fayette County HERE.

Looking to Rent?

Search for available rental properties in Fayette County HERE.

Fayette County Housing Data

Fayette County Economic Development & Tourism collaborated with Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission in 2022 to complete an updated housing assessment for Fayette County and its communities. That assessment can be viewed HERE.

The Iowa Finance Authority offers up-to-date housing statistics to provide information for continued improvements, enhancements, and expansions of housing in Iowa HERE.

Below is a list of potential funding sources that can be pursued to assist in developing housing in our Fayette County communities:

Housing Development Incentive Programs and Funding Sources

Northeast Iowa Programs
Northeast Iowa Housing Trust Fund
Green Iowa Home Energy Assessment
Iowa Economic Development Authority Programs
Housing Rehabilitation Program
Nuisance Property and Abandoned Building Remediation Loan Program
Workforce Housing Tax Credits
Redevelopment Tax Credits Programs for Brownfield and Grayfield Sites
Iowa Finance Authority Programs
Housing Tax Credit Program
Multi-Family Loan Program
Downtown Housing Grant Program  
The newly created Downtown Housing Grant Program will provide financial assistance for projects that support local downtown revitalization through the creation of new housing opportunities in communities with populations of 30,000 or less.  Application is not yet available.
Minority Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance Pilot Program
Homeownership is a leading driver of wealth creation, yet minority homeowners in Iowa are underrepresented. This initial $1 million investment will assist in breaking barriers to homeownership by providing 200 eligible Iowa minority households with assistance purchasing a home. The program will provide a $5,000 down payment and closing costs assistance grant when used with an Iowa Finance Authority mortgage program. Application is not yet available.
United States Department of Agriculture Programs
Direct Home Loans
Home Loan Guarantees
Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance Grants
Rural Housing Site Loans
Farm Labor Direct Loans and Grants
Housing Preservation Grants
Multi-Family Housing Direct Loans
Multi-Family Housing Loan Guarantees
Multi-Family Housing Rental Assistance
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)