Serving Northwest Iowa for Over 35 years
Providing Planning and Development Services to Lyon, Sioux, Osceola, O'Brien, Dickinson, Clay, Buena Vista, Emmet and Palo Alto Counties
Counties Buena Vista Lyon Sioux Palo Alto Clay OBrien Osceola Dickinson Emmet

The Northwest Iowa Planning and Development Commission is a regional governmental organization whose mission is to provide community and economic development and job training services for a nine county area. The agency's full time, professional staff assists the member counties and municipalities in such areas as community planning and zoning, federal and state grant preparation and administration, economic development planning activities, general governmental technical assistance, Workforce Investment Act/Workforce Development, school to work, and PROMISE JOBS administration. In effect, the NWIPDC staff functions as an extension of member governments' staffs, providing the specialized services and technical assistance that would not be financially feasible for each governmental entity to provide on its own.

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June 10, 2019 12:09 PM

The Board of Directors of the Northwest Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund (NWIRHTF) will

hold its annual meeting on Thursday, June 20, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. in the board room of Northwest Iowa Planning & Development Commission located at 217 West 5th Street in Spencer, Iowa. 


The mission of the NWIRHTF is to promote the creation and preservation of affordable for low to moderate income person residing in Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, and Sioux counties.  The funding priority this past year was the financing of home repairs for low to moderate income homeowners. 


The purpose of the annual meeting is to review the past year’s accomplishments and budget.  All persons interested in the learning more about the Northwest Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund are encouraged to attend the meeting.  In addition, the board will be soliciting comment from the public regarding the affordable housing issues within the region and seeking public input as the board considers its funding priorities for next year.  Written or oral comments are welcomed. Please address written comments to: NWIRHTF, P.O. Box 1493, Spencer, Iowa  51301.