Through partnerships with other community organizations, Rippling Waters takes a holistic approach to improving our neighborhoods through removal of blight, rehabilitation of existing homes, and addition of new housing units. Our goal is to provide 1 to 3 new construction homes annually through local construction and by acquiring homes from the Homes for Iowa program.

Why Donate?

Help improve the community while receiving charitable tax deductions.
There are no capital gain taxes on donated properties.

Past Projects

Rehabilitation

207 S Willard is a two-story home that was damaged by a fire in 2017. Rippling Waters purchased the home in June of 2021 and hired a local contractor to completely renovate the property, which was then purchased and home to a family in the community.

207 S Willard

Before

207 S Willard

After

Downtown Upper-Story Apartments

Since 2015, Rippling Waters has worked with local partners, Main Street Iowa and Iowa Economic Development Authority to renovate multiple properties in downtown Ottumwa and create new affordable housing. During that time, 6 new apartments have been built in the upper story units of multiple buildings in the 300 block of E Main St.

Before

303 E Main Street

303 E Main Street

During/After

305 E Main Street

305 E Main Street

During/After

315 E Main Street

315 E Main Street

During/After

317 E Main Street

317 E Main Street

Before

317 E Main Street

During

317 E Main Street

After