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Area housing trust fund gets state funding

One in three homes in Cerro Gordo and Floyd County were built before 1939.

Posted: Dec. 8, 2017 5:37 PM
Updated: Dec. 8, 2017 5:50 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa- One in three homes in Cerro Gordo and Floyd County were built before 1939.
That year pre-dates the use of indoor plumbing, but now thanks to some funding from the state, those who are in desperate need of major renovations will be able to get help.
North Iowa Area Council of Governments housing trust fund is receiving more than $200,000 to help elderly or disabled people repair their homes.
Myrtle Nelson with the program says they've repaired nearly a 150 homes.
“We've been able to do mostly owner occupied as a priority but we have done a couple rentals as well that are in tough shape on the outside and we want to fix them up to make an impact on the neighborhood,” Nelson said.
The funding came from the Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors.
In total, the board approved seven point four million dollars to housing trust fund programs.

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