Help Paying Rent In Iowa

Help Paying Rent Guide In Iowa

Emergency Rental Assistance Programs include the government ERAP programs that provide financial assistance to help households pay for rent and utilities.

In addition to ERAPs, there are a number of other resources available to renters who are struggling to afford their rent. These resources include:

- Rental assistance programs from non-profit organizations
- State and local government programs
- Utility assistance programs

Top Tips

When contacting a non-profit organization for rental assistance, be sure to ask about the following:

- Eligibility requirements: Who is eligible for rental assistance from the organization?
- Application process: How do you apply for rental assistance?
- Types of assistance offered: Does the organization offer one-time assistance, ongoing assistance, or both?
- How much assistance is offered: How much money can you receive in rental assistance?
- Other resources: Does the organization offer any other resources that may be helpful to you, such as food assistance, job training, or childcare assistance?

Qualification Information

To qualify for rental assistance programs from non-profit organizations in Iowa, you will typically need to meet the following criteria:

- You must be a renter who is struggling to afford your rent.
- You must have a household income below a certain level, which varies depending on the program.
- You may also need to meet other requirements, such as having a valid Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), or being a U.S. citizen or legal immigrant.

Some non-profit organizations may also have additional requirements, such as:
- You must have been evicted from your home in the past 90 days.
- You must have a disability.
- You must be a veteran.
- You must be a senior citizen.

To apply for a rental assistance program from a non-profit organization, you will typically need to complete an application and provide documentation of your income, assets, and household composition. You may also need to provide a copy of your lease agreement and proof of any financial hardship that you are experiencing.

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Iowa Statistics

  • Population 3,002,555
  • Number of cities 28
  • Assitance Resources 24

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Riverside Gardens Inc

2301 Pierce St., Sioux City, IA - 51104

Butler County General Assistance

315 North Main Street, Allison, IA - 50602

Central Place Family Resource & Community Education Center

6540 North East 12th Avenue, Des Moines, IA - 50327

Adair County Neighborhood Center Greenfield IA

354 Public Square, Greenfield, IA - 50849

Cedar Rapids Housing Services - Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

101 First Street SE, Cedar Rapids, IA - 52401

Cass County Iowa General Relief

5 West 7th Street, Atlantic, IA - 50022

Iowa Finance Authority

2015 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA - 50312

Cedar County Offices Tipton Rent Assistance

400 Cedar Street, Tipton, IA - 52772

Community Housing Investment Corporation

222 South 6th St., Council Bluffs, IA - 51501