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Iowa Property Owner To Modernize And Make Green It’s Local Affordable Housing

Iowa property owners have been awarded funds to modernize and make its affordable housing green for the residents.

January 4, 2024

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator Ulysses M. Clayborn gave the $7.5 Million Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRP) Leading Edge award to Matthew Segerdal of HW Development on Thursday, December 21. The funding will be used for making upgrades to Westridge Townhomes in Fort Dodge including new HVAC systems, playgrounds, community room, solar panels, lighting, roofing, and insulation.

HUD Great Plains Regional Administrator Ulysses Clayborn said, “The whole purpose of this federal program is to improve them to make them more climate resilient, more energy efficient”. The eligible owners of federally assisted properties through the Biden-Harris Administration Inflation Reduction Act were given $800 Million in federal grants and $4.5 Billion in loan guarantees.

The townhomes were built in 1970 and need renovations to build resilient standards and what the community wants them to be.

Segerdal said, “We’re just so grateful that the [HUD] funding was made available and that we were able to be competitive and to get this award because it really will be transformative to this property”.

The entire project will cost around $25 Million and the work for the same will commence in the fall of 2024.

Westridge Townhomes is one of 16 projects that received GRRP Leading Edge funding. It is currently the only project within the HUD Great Plains region, which includes Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska, to be awarded this funding.

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Department of Housing and Urban Development. “Fort Dodge, Iowa Property Owner Receives Millions In Federal Funding To Modernize And Make ‘Green’ Its Local Affordable Housing Using HUD’S Green And Resilient Retrofit Program”. Department of Housing and Urban Development, January 4, 2024,
Fort Dodge, Iowa property owner receives millions in federal funding to modernize and make ‘green’ its local affordable housing using HUD’s Green and Resilient Retrofit Program | / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Last Updated: September 20, 2021