New Resident Housing Incentive Program
What is the Indee New Resident Housing Incentive Program?
The Indee New Resident Housing Incentive Program offers discounts and free services to new Independence residents living within City limits. It is our goal to welcome new citizens and encourage potential residents to consider Independence as a place to call home.
What incentives are available?
Discounts at Closing
- Up to $2,500 cash for closing. (For applicants who qualify based on income stipulations)
- Waived Closing Fee for BankIowa customers – Value of $195
New Neighbor Welcome Package
Valued at $500
- Water/Sewer Credit 3 months free water/sewer credit or $200 credit
- Courtesy of the City of Independence
- 3 months free garbage pickup valued at $40 – Courtesy of the City of Independence
- Family 6 month pass to Falcon Civic Center valued at $100 – Courtesy of the City of Independence
- Family season pass to Independence Public Swimming Pool valued at $95
- Courtesy of the City of Independence
- 3 months standard basic cable TV, high speed internet & digital phone/no installation fees – valued at $320.55 – Courtesy of Independence Light & Power, Telecommunications
- 10 coupons/certificates redeemable for up to $50 in vendor tickets at the next event – Courtesy of Independence Day Celebration and Independence Brew-B-Q
- Coupons/certificates will be situation and amount specific:
- Single – $20
- Couple – $30
- Family – $50
- Maximum overall dollar $500 for each event.
- Food/bev tickets for Friday Night Live events valued at $20 – Courtesy of Independence Area Chamber of Commerce
- Family pack of tickets up to $50 value – Courtesy of Independence Motor Speedway
- Applicant must buy existing home or build a new home in city limits. Must be a single-family dwelling with
a close date of no more than 12 months after the date of program application submission.
- Applicant must not receive third-party housing incentives (those not mentioned in this program).
- Applicant must not have signed a contract committing to a home purchase or new home development
prior to the date of submitting an Indee New Resident Housing Incentive Application and/or March 1, 2013.
- Applicant must disclose living address for the previous 3 years.
- Applicant must not have owned property within city limits in the previous 3 years.
Exception for those renting within Independence while attempting to sell a home in another area. This grace period is no more than 1 year.
- Applicant must disclose date they moved to Independence.
- Applicant must use the services of the program’s Participating Sponsors in order to receive discounts
at closing and any available cash for closing.
- Applicant must fill out and submit an Indee New Resident Housing Incentive Application along with any required financial institution applications.
How to Apply
Download and fill out the Program Application Form.
Please return applications to: Fusion Forward, Attn: Housing Program
By Mail: 2349 Jamestown Ave, Suite 4B Independence, IA 50644.
By Email: email@example.com
By Fax: 319.334.3421
Subject to Change Disclaimer
The policies, regulations, procedures, and fees in this catalog are subject to change without prior notice, if necessary, to keep Program Incentives and policies in compliance with State and Federal laws and/or with rules and regulations of the the City of Independence, Iowa, Independence Area Chamber of Commerce and/or their affiliates.
The City of Independence reserves the right to change program offers, rules, fees, and other requirements, of whatever kind, affecting applicants or recipients. The provisions of this website do not constitute a contract, express or implied, between any program applicant or recipient.
Tel: 319.334.7181 Email
| Independence Federal Bank for Savings
Tel: 319.334.2545 Email
| Security State Bank
Tel: 319.334.7035 Email
Tel: 319.334.0201 Email
| Curt Martin
Tel: 563.920.8212 Email
| Jim Hughes
Tel: 319.440.6649 Email
| Kari Kremer
Tel: 319.239.6070 Email
| Larry Karsten
Tel: 319.334.0202 Email
| Chery O’Conner
Tel: 319.334.0200 Email
| Steve Ohl
Tel: 319.334.4329 Email
Other Program Sponsors
|Cy & Charley’s
Tel: 319.334.2565 Email
| Okoboji Grill
Tel: 319.334.6576 Email
| Dunlap Motors
Tel: 866.656.8653 Email
| Ohl Construction
| Span & Rose Lumber Company
| Roberts, Eddy & Lange, P.C.
Tel:319.334.3704 or 319.334.6046 Email
**Applicant/Buyer’s agent must be one of the Program’s Participating Realtors in order to receive discounts at closing and any available cash for closing.