NFC Lending and Community Programs

NFC and Other Community Programs

Neighborhood Finance Corporation (NFC) partners with programs in our communities. Please contact NFC for additional details.

Polk County (Des Moines Area) Programs

Invest DSM

The Invest DSM neighborhoods are those in green with the dark green outline on our NFC Lending Area map. For more information on how NFC loans and forgivable loans work together contact Troy Bothwell, NFC Loan Originator (NMLS 38491) at 515-273-1378 or

NFC and Invest DSM Programs work together if the home is in a Special Investment District (SID). Click here for more information.

NFC’s Exterior Repair Loan and forgivable loan can work with the Block Challenge Grant. Click Here for information on how the two programs work together.

Additional information on the Invest DSM programs are available on the Invest DSM website.

Historic West Des Moines Housing Fund

The City of West Des Moines launched a Home Improvement Program and Down Payment Program, and both can be used with a NFC Advantage loan and forgivable loan for eligible applicants.

For more information on the Program guidelines visit the City of West Des Moines website. For more information on how NFC loans and forgivable loans work together contact Chase Van Zee, NFC Loan Originator (NMLS 1009283) at 515-273-1370 or

Grow Solar Polk County

Join NFC and Grow Solar Polk County for an informational meeting on Tuesday, August 16th. Click here for more information.

Grow Solar Polk County is a grassroots residential and commercial group purchasing program for solar. NFC Advantage loans and forgivable loans can be paired with the Grow Solar program for eligible homeowners.  For more information on the Grow Solar program visit the Grow Solar Polk County website. For more information on how NFC loans and forgivable loans work together contact Richard Cook, NFC Loan Originator (NMLS 400117) at 515-273-1368 or

For Cedar Rapids borrowers, please contact Bryce Dake, NFC Loan Originator (NMLS 1897289) at 319-777-7128 or

Linn County (Cedar Rapids Area) Programs


NFC Advantage Loan Programs have been enhanced to work with all homeowners impacted by the Derecho.  NFC works in cooperation with the PATCH program in Cedar Rapids.  NFC Advantage Loan Programs are available to eligible borrowers without income limits.

Neighborhood Finance Corporation Cedar Rapids (NFC) is proud to be a partner in the Linn County PATCH program. NFC is partnering with Waypoint, the Housing Fund for Linn County, Matthew 25, HACAP, Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity, ECICOG and local governments throughout Linn County to provide emergency repair and forgivable loans to homeowners impacted by the August 10, 2020 derecho storm.  This program is separate from NFC's other lending programs.  For program qualifications and information on how to apply, please visit the ECICOG website for program qualifications and information on how to apply.  Or call Waypoint at 319-366-7999.

Click here for a PATCH Program Flyer