"Homes for Iowa" Home Delivered on July 20, 2022

The new "Homes for Iowa" home will be delivered to 207 Alexander Street in Fayette, Iowa, on Wednesday, July 20th. The estimated time of arrival will be in the mid-afternoon. The 200 block of Alexander Street will be closed down on Wednesday afternoon and part of the day on Thursday (7/21) until the house can get properly placed on the lot. Residence living in the 200 block of Alexander Street should park their vehicles on E. State Street on Tuesday (July 19) evening or Wednesday (July 20) morning if they need access to their vehicles. We also ask everyone to please avoid parking their vehicles along W. Clark Street, E. Clark Street and Alexander Street on Wednesday, July 20 until the new home is delivered. If you have any questions, please contact the Fayette Police Department at 563-425-3500 or Fayette City Hall at 563-425-4316.

Homes for Iowa is an organization and program that addresses Iowa’s housing shortage, trains offenders in skilled trades and reduces recidivism (or the tendency of a convicted criminal to reoffend). Iowa Prison Industries build the homes near the Newton Correctional Facility in Newton, Iowa. Offenders are trained in the skilled building trades, including apprenticeship curriculum. The homes are sold and delivered on site for $90,000. The city of Fayette has purchased one of the houses and will sell the home to a low-to-moderate income family (more information on that will be released when the home is ready to be sold later this year). The city used funds that the city received from TIF (Tax Increment Financing) incentives that must be spent to help low-to-moderate income families. The city also used funds from the Bolger fund to help develop the lot and to put a basement in the home. The council intends to refund the Bolger fund once the home is sold and with future property taxes the home will bring in. It will be nice to have another new home in Fayette.

There is no place like home. And there is no place like Fayette.

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