Job Opening-Community Housing Associate

Posted: Fri, May 28, 2021

Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission is looking for a Community Housing Associate. The Community Housing Associate is a full-time position that works under the general direction of the Housing Department Head. Responsibilities include providing community development administrative and technical assistance to UERPC and its individual member cities and counties. This positions works primarily with federally funded programs designed to assist low income homeowners and first-time homebuyers with housing rehabilitation projects within the five-county region served by Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC). The Community Housing Associate assists with all aspects of administering grant programs within the Housing Department, including, but not limited to, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Program, Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund (NEIRHTF) and Federal Home Loan Bank.
 
For a full job description, go to www.uerpc.org/job-opportunities.
 
Upper Explorerland is an EEO/EEP employer. Please summit resume and cover letter to: Executive Director, Rachell Howe, at 325 Washington Street, Decorah, IA 52101 or email to rhowe@uerpc.org.

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The August 2022 Newsletter is Here!

Posted: Wed, August 17, 2022

The UERPC August 2022 Newsletter is here! 

Highlights include:

  • YOU'RE INVITED! UERPC's 50th Anniversary Celebration on October 18th!
  • Mark Your Calendars for the Get Charged Up! EV Event! on October 13th!
  • Gov. Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation for Five Counties
  • Homes for Iowa Home Arrives in Fayette
  • NEIRHTF Accepting Applications
  • Homebuyer Educational Courses Offered
  • Back-to-School Transportation Safety:  It's the responsibility of each of us
  • UERPC Notices
  • Waukon and Lansing Residents and Business Owners:  Northeast Iowa Needs Your Help!
  • 5-yr CEDS Report Adopted
  • Funding Available for Upper Explorerland Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Program
  • Job-related Resources
  • The Walking and Biking School Bus Fall Season is Almost Here!
  • Keep Iowa Beautiful Photo Contest is Now Open
  • UERPC Employee Spotlight Board Brings Smiles and Spreads Kindness!
  • August 5-2-1-0 Feature

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Public meeting to discuss Iowa Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) to be held by conference call Aug. 16

Posted: Fri, August 5, 2022

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 5, 2022 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a virtual meeting to accept public comments about the draft Iowa Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2022.

A brief overview of the STIP and its development process will be provided beginning at 2 p.m. and will be followed by time for comments and questions on the STIP. Should discussion be ongoing at 2:30 p.m., additional time will be made available to accommodate all comments on the document.  

The draft STIP identifies all projects proposed to be authorized for funding provided by the Federal Highway Administration or Federal Transit Administration during federal fiscal years 2023-2026. It includes projects for state, county, city, and federal transportation systems. Development of the STIP is required by federal law. The draft STIP can be viewed on the Iowa DOT's website at:

https://iowadot.gov/program_management/stip/2023-2026-STIP-Draft.pdf

Comments on the draft STIP can be provided at the meeting or by contacting Shelby Ebel at 515-239-1351 or Shelby.Ebel@iowadot.us. Comments on the draft STIP will be accepted through September 6, 2022. You can also contact Shelby Ebel if you would like a printed copy of the draft STIP.

Live audio will be made available via telephone. Dial 515-817-6093 and use conference ID 471 749 232# to join the public meeting.

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NEIRHTF ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Posted: Thu, July 28, 2022

NEIRHTF ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

 

The Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund (NEIRHTF) is accepting applications for first time homebuyer down payment assistance and housing rehabilitationimprovement projects. Applicants must be low-moderate-income first-time homebuyers, homeowners, landlord/for-profit organizations, or non-profit organizations to promote and create affordable housing activities.  All applicants must be in one of the following counties of Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek. Eligible projects include rehabilitation and repair of existing housing, including, but not limited to: roofs, windows, siding, plumbing, electrical, energy efficiency, lead paint issues, and handicap accessibility.

 

For more information on the NEIRHTF or to see if there is funding in your area, please contact Lori Quam with Upper Explorerland RPC, at 563-864-7551 or by email at lquam@uerpc.org.  You can also obtain an application online at http://uerpc.org/housing-trust-fund.html

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The UERPC July 2022 Newsletter is Here!

Posted: Mon, July 18, 2022

The UERPC July 2022 Newsletter is here! https://uerpc.org/newsletters.html

Highlights include:

  • UERPC Awarded Three Year Investment from EDA, Draft of 5-year CEDS Plan Available for Public Comment
  • Postville 5-2-1-0 Year One Wraps Up, Year Two Starting
  • UERPC Staff Scavenger Hunt
  • UERPC Notices
  • UERPC July Work Anniversaries
  • Job-related Resources
  • July 5-2-1-0 Feature

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