Home Base Iowa

Welcome to Story County!

Story County is proud to be a Home Base Iowa Community!

Thank you for your service, and we welcome you and your family members home to Story County, Iowa!


Story County Relocation Assistance Program

As part of the Home Base Iowa initiative, Story County has established the Welcome Home to Story County Relocation Assistance Program (PDF) which allows up to $2,500 in relocation assistance. The following items are eligible uses of the fund.

  • Moving expenses
  • Purchase of appliances 
  • Utility deposits 
  • Down-payment assistance (for home purchase) 
  • Rent deposits 
  • Rent for temporary housing while waiting for permanent housing.

Each Veteran is eligible for a one-time maximum grant of $2,500 to assist with relocation purposes. These funds are paid on a reimbursable basis, and documentation of all eligible expenses must be submitted when applying for funds. 

Eligible applicants must meet all the following criteria:

  • Be relocating to Story County and establish Story County as the primary residence; 
  • If purchasing a home, real estate being purchased must be located within Story County;
  • Be discharged under honorable conditions; and
  • Apply to the Welcome Home to Story County Relocation Assistance Program.

Please contact the County Outreach and Special Projects Manager at 515-382-7247 or via email for more information and to request application forms.

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