News Release
Release No.STELPRD4010827
ContactDarin Leach515-284-4747
Parkview Homes Company has been providing quality housing services to residents in Otho for 35 years.
Otho, IA, Jun 22, 2011 --

@@Contact: Darin Leach, Public Information Coordinator

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



USDA Rural Development Celebrates Milestone Anniversary of

Parkview Homes Company in Otho

Apartment Complex Opened in 1976

OTHO, Iowa – June 22, 2011 – Karla McKibban with USDA Rural Development was in Otho today to recognize Parkview Homes Company for providing quality housing services to residents in Otho for 35 years.

“It’s with great pleasure that we recognize Parkview Homes Company for doing such an outstanding job,” said Bill Menner, USDA Rural Development State Director in Iowa. “The nonprofit corporation is dedicated to ensuring all building requirements and residents’ overall safety and security needs are being met.”

Parkview Homes Company was constructed in 1976 and now offers a total of 24 one- and two-bedroom apartments to elderly residents in Otho.

Parkview Homes Company is professionally managed by Bill Murphy of Algona. Local site managers are Pete and Mary Jane Stringer and the current board president is Alice Smith-Watters of Fort Dodge.

There are currently some apartments available for rent. Please contact Bill Murphy at (515) 295-2927 or Pete and Mary Jane Stringer at (515) 972-4832 for information about openings.

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.

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Contact USDA Rural Development

For more information about finance programs through USDA Rural Development, please call the office located in Humboldt at (515) 332-4411 Ext. 4. This office serves communities, businesses and residents in Kossuth, Winnebago, Hancock, Humboldt, Wright, Webster, Hamilton, Boone and Story 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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