Effective immediately: Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity will not be accepting new homebuyer applications until Monday February 3, 2014. We will still hold informational sessions the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00am and 5:30pm. It is required applicants attend an informational session prior to applying for a Habitat for Humanity home. Those who attended the session on or before October 8, 2013 may still submit an application before the date of February 3rd. If you have any questions about this, feel free to call our offices at 319-366-4485 or via email at
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity is a
partnership of individuals, businesses, churches,
organizations and families of low resources. It is the
local affiliate of
Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), a
not-for-profit ecumenical Christian housing ministry
committed to eliminating substandard housing throughout
the world. CVHH is financed through private donation and
utilizes volunteer labor.
Please review each
of the four options
below to see which
program is right for
Habitat is a helping hand, not a hand out. The only thing given away is opportunity. To keep homes affordable we use as much volunteer labor and discounted or donated materials as possible. A rehabilitated or new unit is then sold at no interest to a family whose annual income does not allow them conventional financing, but who can afford to buy and maintain their own home if the price and terms are right.
Learn more about New Home Construction
Our Rehabilitated Homes program is very similiar to our New Home Construction program. There is an application process, sweat equity hours to complete, a downpayment and we generally partner with first time homeowners. This is not an owner-occupied program.
Learn more about Rehabilitated Homes
The Habitat for Humanity Repair Corps program is designed to repair homes with military veterans and their families. Habitat’s Repair Corps projects involve interior or exterior work to alleviate critical health, life and safety issues or code violations. Projects may vary from roof repair and structural wall repairs to installing wheelchair ramps and remodeling bathrooms for accessibility for veterans with disabilities. Painting alone is not considered for Repair Corps but may be incorporated within a project.
Learn more about Repair Corps for Veterans
A Brush with Kindness is a program of Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity that helps low-income homeowners by offering exterior home improvements. Volunteer teams work to improve the condition of homes by painting, landscaping, and performing minor exterior repairs at minimal costs to homeowners who would be unable to complete home repairs on their own.
Learn more about A Brush with Kindness