Posted On November 21, 2014

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Posted On November 3, 2014

The City of Waterloo, acting through its Community Development Board is now accepting proposals for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Program funds for FY2016. Written proposals must be submitted to Rudy D. Jones, Community Development Director, Waterloo Community Development Board, 620 Mulberry Street, Waterloo, Iowa 50703, using the required application form and received no later than 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on December 31, 2014.

A public information forum will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. at the Center for the Arts, (Hurwich Room), 225 Commercial Street, Waterloo, Iowa to discuss the CDBG and HOME Programs and answer questions regarding the application process. A public hearing will be held on January 13, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. to receive additional comments for the proposed One-Year Consolidated Plan.

Block Grant and HOME Program funds are made available to the City of Waterloo by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. These programs give priority to activities which benefit low- and moderate-income families, aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight, meet other Community Development needs having a particular urgency, or provide affordable housing. Designated target areas will be given preference for the federal funds.

We strongly encourage citizen participation in this planning process. For more details contact the Community Development office at 291-4429.

Posted On July 15, 2014

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Posted On May 29, 2014

The City is serious about getting rid of graffiti. Please report graffiti as soon as you see it. The sooner we are able to respond and remove graffiti, the more our community will send a message that we will not tolerate graffiti in our City.
Graffiti complaint number 319-291-3820.

Posted On February 10, 2014

The Waterloo Building Inspection Department offers Residential Contractor Exams for those who want to become a licensed contractor with the City of Waterloo.

Available Exam Dates for 2014 are as follows:

  • Saturday, June 21, 2014
  • Saturday, July 19, 2014
  • Saturday, August 16, 2014
  • Saturday, September 20, 2014
  • Saturday, October 18, 2014
  • Saturday, November 15, 2014
  • Saturday, December 20, 2014
Exam times will be 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and will be given in the Mollenhoff Room – 2nd Floor – City Hall

YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR THE EXAM ONE (1) WEEK PRIOR TO THE EXAM DATE AND SUBMIT THE $50 EXAM FEE WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

Residential Contractor Exam Resources
Procedure for Licensed Residential Contractor (pdf) | Residential Testing Requirements and Application (pdf)

Posted On January 2, 2014

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Posted On October 21, 2013

The Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control has awarded the City of Waterloo additional funding to eliminate lead-based paint hazards in the homes of eligible Waterloo residents. This program is administered through the Community Development office in conjunction with the single-family, owner-occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program.

Currently, the City of Waterloo is accepting calls from homeowners who may be eligible for assistance. If you believe lead-based paint could be a hazard to your family, you are encouraged to apply for assistance.

Qualifications include:

  • the home must be located within the city limits of Waterloo
  • dwelling must be owner-occupied, and built before 1978
  • there must be children living in the home, age five years or younger, and
  • owner/occupants must meet income eligibility requirements listed below

HOUSEHOLD SIZE MONTHLY INCOME ANNUAL INCOME
1 $2,937.50 $35,250.00
2 $3,354.17 $40,250.00
3 $3,775.00 $45,300.00
4 $4,191.67 $50,300.00
5 $4,529.17 $54,350.00
6 $4,862.50 $58,350.00
7 $5,200.00 $62,400.00
8 $5,533.33 $66,400.00
9 $5,693.33 $68,320.00
10 $6,018.67 $72,224.00

Please contact the Waterloo Community Development office at 291-4429 if you are concerned with lead-hazards in your home. Staff will be available to review your qualifications and determine whether your name can be placed on the waiting list for assistance.