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Great Western Bank Invests in Success of Wellington Heights

The Affordable Housing Network, Inc. (AHNI) is working to restore and sustain the quality, character and livability of the historic Wellington Heights neighborhood in Cedar Rapids. To date, AHNI has acquired and rehabilitated over 110 of the most in-need properties in an 18 block area.

Through the Making Life Great project, Great Western Bank is helping to continue this work by investing in the neighborhood’s success, as measured by:

  • Increasing homeownership in Wellington Heights to at least 65%
  • Reducing crime to a level equal to or less than other Cedar Rapids neighborhoods
  • Reducing population density and increase neighborhood pride

Thank you Great Western Bank for investing in our community’s success.

Increasing homeownership, decreasing crime aim of Wellington Heights revitalization project

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) — Since the 2008 floods devastated neighborhoods in Cedar Rapids’ more than 100 homes have been revitalized through a partnership with Four Oaks and the Affordable Housing Network.

The goal of the project is to increase home ownership in the neighborhood and breathe new life into the Wellington Heights area.

The neighborhood was identified to be too dense and property values too low by the city, as so many single-family homes were turned into multiple rental units…


Four Oaks revitalizing homes in Wellington Heights

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – Four Oaks in Cedar Rapids is starting their revitalization project in Wellington Heights back up during the pandemic. Since the 2008 flood, they have flipped more than 100 homes there. The new home they just finished working on is at 1501 Bever Avenue.

Before it was fixed, it was an eyesore in the neighborhood. Leaders at Four Oaks say people asked them to flip the home…

Affordable Housing Network’s efforts continue during pandemic

Article from: The Cedar Rapids Gazette

These are trying times. As the world, our nation and state look to combat an invisible virus, the challenges for families in poverty are in full view; job loss, homelessness, mental health problems.

We must look forward. Four Oaks, the Affordable Housing Network, Inc. (AHNI), Wellington Heights Neighborhood Association (WHNA) and dozens of community partners have made gains with families — gains we do not want to see diminished…