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State amends disaster aid rules to help homeowners

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- Iowa has amended federal disaster aid rules in an effort to help homeowners get help faster.

The changes went into effect on Wednesday.

Under this plan, elegible homeowners to receive $24,999 in federal Community Development Block Grants to pay for emergency repairs.

They can do this without having to meet all the requirements previously in place.

Homeowners also no longer need a buyout offer to receive a down payment or interim mortgage assistance.

Online Executive Producer Nate Leding

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