Category Archives: Northwest Iowa News

Spencer Manor funding announcement is a second huge win for Spencer seniors

The Iowa Finance Authority on Wednesday awarded housing tax credits to Spencer Manor, a 52 apartment independent senior living community in Spencer, Iowa. Following this award, Community Housing Initiatives (CHI), a Spencer-based nonprofit that acquired the property in 2015 will complete a major renovation there. Work at Spencer Manor will begin next year after CHI…

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Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of renovations at Sunset Apartments

SPENCER, IA — U.S. Congressman Steve King, local officials, supporters and residents of Sunset Apartments gathered Wednesday to mark the start of renovations to the affordable senior living property that Community Housing Initiatives, a Spencer-based nonprofit, acquired last month. Currently known as Sunset Retirement Home, this property has been a critical housing resource for Clay…

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CHI Announces Brittany Spieker as new Director of Resident Services

Community Housing Initiatives, a nonprofit organization offering quality, affordable places to live to our neighbors across Iowa, has announced Brittany Spieker as our new Director of Resident Services. Spieker currently serves as Northwest Iowa Regional Manager and will begin her new role when her current role is filled.  As a regional manager, Spieker oversaw CHI’s…

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Innovative structural panels create a more energy efficient Southern Pointe

Special insulated panels sped construction at Southern Pointe Apartments while providing a more comfortable energy efficient final property. Southern Pointe Apartments is our latest new apartment community, offering 3 and 4 bedroom apartments in Spencer, Iowa.  The building offers larger apartments that are badly needed in Clay County and the Iowa Great Lakes Region generally,…

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Service activities highlight Community Housing Initiatives continued commitment to Spencer

Serving communities statewide, CHI remains committed to Northwest Iowa Staff assembled little free libraries which will be placed at CHI apartment communities to allow anyone who wishes to take or leave a book. It is part family reunion, part training seminar, and part service event as 33 staff of Community Housing Initiatives converge on Spencer…

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