Currently, we are offering help in two ways in Dallas County, Iowa.
Find out if you qualify below.

Adel residents: does your home need repairs? Download our Adel Rock the Block flyer (PDF) to learn how to apply.

Apply to purchase an affordable home in Perry, Iowa.

Do I Qualify?

Apply for Rock the Block® repairs or improvements on your home

Do I Qualify?


We are a non-profit housing ministry that sells new or renovated houses with affordable financing to qualified low-income families in Dallas County. We serve 30-60 percent of the area median income. Our Partner Families are based on criteria that does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, gender, religion, physical or mental disability, national origin, or family status. We serve people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion.

The Need

Families must earn between 30-60 percent of the area median income and live in cost-burdened or substandard housing.


Families who partner with Dallas County purchase their home from Habitat with an affordable mortgage.


Families complete 300-400 hours of sweat equity helping build their home and completing a financial education course.


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Rock The Block

Rock the Block ® provides a path for homeowners, organizations, volunteers, and Dallas County Habitat for Humanity to come together to assist low-income residents with needed repair, maintenance, weatherization, safety, accessibility and beautification of homes. Residents that qualify for Rock the Block ® services are given access to critical home repairs, weatherization, and home preservation projects.

The Need

Families must earn between 0-60 percent of the area median income and own their home.


After a complete home assessment our staff will determine what, if any, repayment is needed.


Partner families are required to complete a minimum of six (6) hours of sweat equity, and one financial literacy session.


Dallas County Hospital, 21st Century Rehab, and Dallas County Habitat for Humanity have teamed to bring Community Aging in Place Advancing Better Lives for Elders (CAPABLE) to Dallas County in 2020. 

With CAPABLE a nurse, an occupational therapist, and a home modification specialist team to help seniors address challenges with everyday activities such as bathing, dressing, grooming, eating, and walking across a room. 

You may be eligible for CAPABLE if you are 60 or older, own a home in Dallas County, and want to make changes that will help you remain at home.  For more information, contact Caitlin McDowell, OTL/L, at 515-465-7557.