2018 Economic
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Kossuth County offers Midwestern living at its best with tree-lined streets, green spaces, city parks and affordable homes of all types and sizes. Different styles of homes abound — quaint bungalows, traditional ranch-style family homes, stately historic Victorian residences and growing developments featuring the best in new construction. You will find homes are well-kept with many in move-in condition. If you're looking to locate in the wide-open space of the country, a small residential acreage or true farm/ranch can be found. Apartments, condominiums and assisted living quarters are also available.

A number of real estate brokerages throughout the county can help potential residents meet their housing needs. Several communities offer residential property tax abatement as well as demolition assistance. A first-time home buyer revolving loan fund is being established.

Housing developers and contractors building or rehabilitating housing in economically distressed areas of Iowa have incentives available through the Enterprise Zone Program including possible state tax benefits.

“A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead and dreams of a faraway place.

A traveler on the plane sees the farmhouse. . . and dreams of home.”
– Carl Burns

Housing Programs

USDA Increases Income Limits for Rural Housing Programs
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100 percent financing is available and the interest rate for families with eligible incomes may be reduced to 1 percent. USDA Rural Development is able to loan in communitites with a population of less than 20,000.

Please contact Nateria Dickey or Dennis Kooyman at the USDA Rural Development office in Humboldt by calling 515-332-4411. The office located at 1301 6th Avenue North in Humboldt serves Humboldt, Kossuth, Winnebago, Hancock, Wright, Webster, Hamilton, Boone, and Story counties.

Details about income limits can be obtained from any local Rural Development office or online at www.rurdev.usda.gov/ia.


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Maureen Elbert, Executive Director
Kossuth County Economic Development Corporation
106 South Dodge Street, Suite 210, Algona, Iowa 50511
515-295-7979 | Fax: 515-295-8873

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