Cedar Rapids Helps Flood Victims into New Homes

CEDAR RAPIDS - Thursday night some Cedar Rapids flood victims are closer to becoming new homeowners again.

That's because its moving time for some residents thanks to financial help from the city.

Cedar Rapids owned these lots on the southeast side of the city.

Because of a program in place before the flood, the city was able to give them away free of charge and help pay down the price of homes built on them, essentially saving flood victims as much as $30,000-$40,000.

This program is not exclusive to those affected by the flood, but the city and Skogman Realty really wanted to reach out to flood victims.

"It didn't make any sense, quite frankly too many things to do back then. I figure now I am at the top of the hill and that here I am good," said flood victim Linda Beltz.

Beltz's expects four more families to move in nearby by the end of the month.

Tonight at 10, we'll hear from a prominent city leader that's taking part in this program.
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