Housing & Neighborhoods

Since the Flood of 2008, Matthew 25 has worked to rebuild and redevelop flood-impacted neighborhoods through a variety of programs, such as the Block by Block program, which restored nearly 300 homes. Today, Matthew 25 offers a virtual “toolbox for neighborhood building.”

 

Home Energy Audits & Weatherizations

Matthew 25 hosts the Cedar Rapids site for Green Iowa AmeriCorps. Find out how Green Iowa AmeriCorps can help you reduce your heating and cooling costs and make your house more comfortable through a home energy audit and weatherization. Weatherization makes your home more energy-efficient by doing things like sealing air leaks and adding insulation.

 

Rent or Buy a Home

Find your next home. Rent or purchase safe, quality, affordable housing from Matthew 25. See our list of available homes to rent.

November 2017 we completed and sold a full remodel of a beautiful 3/1 home on the SE side. This house was completely transformed with custom cabinets, beautifully restored original woodwork and floors.

Home Repair Assistance

Protect and improve the investment you made in your home. If you live in the Taylor or Northwest area neighborhoods, you may be eligible for home repairs through Matthew 25’s Homeowner Assistance Program. To apply, download and submit a Housing Rehabilitation Application [PDF].

 

Transform Week

Each year, community volunteers come together for a week of home repair and improvement projects during Transform Week. Learn more about Transform projects and volunteer needs.

Tool Library

Gain access to a wide range of tools for home and garden projects through the Matthew 25 Tool Library.

 

Grow Taylor

Learn about our investment in the Taylor Area Neighborhood. Get information about our Grow Taylor program.

 

Groundswell Coworking

We offer a community-driven shared workspace for location-independent workers at Groundswell Coworking. It promotes collaboration and provides an alternative work environment for entrepreneurs, freelancers, independent consultants, creative professionals and others who might have traditionally worked from home.

 

Groundswell Events

We provide event space in the Taylor neighborhood by renting out our cafe and coworking space. Groundswell is an ideal venue for a variety of events, including community group meetings, corporate events and training, holiday parties, concerts, recitals, and more. Learn more about our event space.