Open House at New Homes for Iowa Home

Here is your chance to tour a home with the Homes for Iowa project. See how the homes are built and how to own a Homes for Iowa home.

The City of Fayette will be hosting an Open House to showcase their Homes for Iowa house at 207 Alexander Street, Fayette, Iowa, on November 10, 2022, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The open house will include a tour of the home, conversations with Fayette city officials, Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission representatives and more information about how to purchase this home. No RSVP is required.

Homes for Iowa exists to address Iowa’s housing shortage, train offenders in skilled trades and reduce recidivism. Iowa struggles to build moderately priced new homes, especially in rural areas. Iowa also struggles to fill positions in the skilled trades. Iowa Prison Industries builds the homes near the Newton Correctional Facility in Newton, Iowa. Offenders are trained in the skilled building trades, including apprenticeship curriculum. The homes are then trucked to home sites.

The Fayette Homes for Iowa house made its way from Newton and was delivered to Fayette in July of 2022. With the help from local contractors, the home was completed in October 2022.

There are eligibility criteria to purchase the home which includes the purchaser’s total taxable household income must not exceed $100,000. The home shall be owned by the purchaser for five years or shall be in a payback.

A down payment assistance program is available if homeowners are below the 80% income level of $69,520 or less through the Northeast Iowa Housing Trust Fund program.  Information will be available during the open house.

For more information regarding Homes for Iowa, contact Kris McGrane, City of Fayette, 563-425-4316 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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