News Release
Release No.STELPRD4010744
ContactDarin Leach515-284-4747
West Meadows Apartments is a complex consisting of 16 one- and two- bedroom units, opened in 1981
Packwood, IA, Jun 16, 2011 --

@@Contact: Darin Leach, Public Information Coordinator

Phone: (515) 284-4747 (office); (515) 669-5691 (cell)


USDA Rural Development Recognizes 30th Anniversary

of West Meadows Apartments in Packwood

PACKWOOD, Iowa – June 16, 2011 – Eric Ulrichs with USDA Rural Development was in Packwood today to recognize the board and management at West Meadows Apartments for providing quality housing services to residents in Packwood since 1981.

The complex, which consists of 16 one- and two- bedroom units, opened in 1981 and provides housing for families. It is located at 225 South Church Street in Packwood.

“It’s with great pleasure that we recognize Packwood Community Housing for consistently doing an outstanding job with this complex,” said Bill Menner, USDA Rural Development State Director in Iowa. “The organization is dedicated to ensuring all building requirements and residents’ overall safety and security needs are being met.”

West Meadows Apartments are managed by Mel Maeder.

USDA Rural Development currently provides financing for 500 multi-family housing projects in rural Iowa. These facilities provide rural Iowans with access to more than 9,600 apartments. Rent in the apartments is based on income and rent assistance from the government is available depending on the income of the tenant.

USDA Rural Development’s mission is to deliver quality programs in a way that will support increasing economic opportunity and improve the quality of life of rural residents. The agency’s portfolio includes assistance for homeownership, business development, and critical community and technology infrastructure. USDA Rural Development is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.

Contact USDA Rural Development

Residents in southeast Iowa are served by the USDA Rural Development office in Mt. Pleasant.

For more information about housing programs through USDA Rural Development, please call (319) 986-5800 Ext. 4.

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    30th Anniversary of West Meadows Apartments … page 2

The Mt. Pleasant office serves residents Keokuk, Washington, Muscatine, Louisa, Jefferson, Henry, Des Moines, Van Buren and Lee Counties.

USDA Rural Development has 11 offices across the state to serve the 1.7 million Iowans living in rural communities. Office locations include a State Office in Des Moines, along with Area Offices in Albia, Atlantic, Humboldt, Indianola, Iowa Falls, Le Mars, Mount Pleasant, Storm Lake, Tipton and Waverly.

Further information on programs available through USDA Rural Development is available by visiting the agency’s web site at

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