The Council Bluffs Housing Trust Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose primary funding comes in the form of grants from the Iowa Finance Authority with matching funds from the local sources including, but not limited to, Iowa West Foundation. Funds are allocated annually to organizations or individuals that serve the housing needs of low to moderate income residents within the city of Council Bluffs.
Since inception, CBHTF has paid grants benefiting more than 500 households, with approximately 50% of those households having income below 30% Median Family Income. We anticipate that by the end of the year, an additional 25 households will be affected, the majority being in the below 30% MFI category.
The Iowa West Foundation has generously provided $20,000 in Challenge Funds to be shared by participating nonprofits it recognizes as being based in or providing services in Pottawattamie County five days per week or more and meeting their funding criteria. These funds will be distributed based on donations coming from Pottawattamie County.