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BRITT, Iowa - Affordable housing is on the minds of many around the country and for one north Iowa community they hope to make it a reality.
The town of Britt is looking for more support from the community in hopes of landing a grant that will provide for more affordable funding.
The housing rehab grant will provide for a select few homes in the area but organizers say that shouldn't stop people from applying.
In fact, it could help better the odds for the town in receiving the grant in the first place.
"Right now the city is going to apply for enough funds to rehabilitate at least 10 homes so we have 27 applicants that have responded so we like to see a three to one ration in the pre application process and right now we're at 2.7 which is very good," said Steve Wendt, of the North Iowa Area Council of Governments.
The grant offered through the federal government and the Iowa Department of Economic Authority would provide more than $300,000 in the renovating and rehabilitation of homes in the area.
"A city like Britt that has a proven need for affordable housing, well that's why they want to go out and try to get some grant funds. This will make a portion of their affordable housing more safe and sound," said Wendt.
In the past, Britt has received funding for the North, South and West areas of town and they hope with this final grant they can help restore more than 300 homes on the West end.
Currently the focus however is on 10 select homes from the West end of town. Those homes have yet to be selected.
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