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Posted on: September 27, 2023

Welcome Home to Story County!

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As part of the Home Base Iowa initiative, Story County established the Welcome Home to Story County Relocation Assistance Program (PDF) which allows up to $3,000 in relocation assistance for eligible Veterans. Each Veteran is eligible for a one-time maximum grant of $3,000 to assist with relocation purposes. These funds are paid on a reimbursable basis, and documentation of all eligible expenses must be submitted when applying for funds.

Eligible Uses:

  • Moving expenses
  • Utility deposits
  • Rent for temporary housing while waiting for permanent housing^
  • Purchase of appliances
  • Down-payment assistance
  • Rent deposits and rental assistance^

*Funds used for down-payment assistance for the purchase of a house are distributed directly from Story County to the lender at time of closing.

^Story County may assist with rental assistance up to S3.000 for eligible applicants. In all cases of rental assistance, funds are payable directly to the leasing agent/landlord. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be relocating to Story County and establish Story County as the primary residence; 
  • If purchasing a home, real estate being purchased must be located within Story County;
  • Be discharged under honorable conditions;
  • Be employed in a full-time position within Story County; and 
  • Apply to the Welcome Home to Story County Relocation Assistance Program.

Please contact the County Outreach and Special Projects Manager at (515) 382-7247 or via email for more information and to request application forms.

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