The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

December 10, 2013

Reader: Here is an option for those who want to buy a home

The Clinton Herald

---- — My husband and I recently decided to pursue buying a home. I happened to stumble on the Iowa Finance Authority website page. How many of you have gone to their website? Would you know what they offer?

I found out just by happenstance and I am so glad! I discovered they do loans and grants for homeowners. We are currently working with ECIA. They are doing a grant program for rehabilitation on our home.

We are getting new siding, windows, insulation, a handicap ramp, handicap accessible bathroom and handicap accessible doors.

We are getting these done due to our circumstances, but I can reassure you that you don’t have to have a disability to qualify. We are working with the First Home Program and First Home Program Plus that offers up to $2,500 down.

They have an eligibility checklist that will help you figure out if you qualify. You would be surprised!

My goal is to spread the word about a fabulous program that Iowa offers. I promise it is worth checking into if you are buying a home soon.

Melinda Turner,