Emergency Response Grant Awarded

We are happy to announce that the Johnson County Affordable Housing Coalition has been awarded a $1,250 Emergency Response Grant to support their work assisting individuals and families applying for the State of Iowa’s Housing Recovery Fund Programs. The Johnson County Affordable Housing Coalition has partnered with the United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties, the Iowa City Community School District, Shelter House, Neighborhood Centers, the Domestic Violence Intervention Program, the Senior Center, HACAP, and Project Better Together, who have all been busy making referrals, recruiting volunteers and staffing appointments, and/or assisting their clients with applications.

The grant funds were made available quickly by the Community Foundation after the Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance and the Iowa Homeowner Foreclosure Prevention Programs were established at the end of March. After the job loss and other economic instability caused by COVID-19, supporting the effort to protect the County’s most vulnerable residents from housing instability became a priority for many of these partner organizations. In order to support the work, the Community Foundation made an Emergency Response Fund grant to provide translation and culturally-responsive services, ensuring a more equitable, far-reaching impact.

In-person Assistance is available at:

  • Johnson County Social Services*
    • (319) 356-6090
  • Coralville Public Library*
    • (319) 248-1850
  • North Liberty Public Library*
    • (319) 626-5701
  • Center for Worker Justice
    • (319) 594-7593
    • Monday, 4-7pm; Wednesdays, 1-4pm; Saturdays, 10am-4pm

*By appointment only

April 20, 2021

Six people holding a large check awarded to the Johnson County Affordable Housing Coalition

A check was presented to the Johnson County Affordable Housing Coalition on April 20, 2021.

Pictured (Left to Right): CFJC Executive Director, Shelly Maharry; Affordable Housing Coalition Executive Director, Sara Barron; Translator, Asaad Makawi; CFJC Board President, Charlie Nusser; Translator, Bijou Maliabo; CFJC Board Member, Bruce Teague

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