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Help with rent in Davenport and Scott County.

Tenants and the homeless in Davenport can get assistance with their housing needs, including money for rent, access to homeless shelters, utility or security deposit assistance and maybe funds for storage bills. There are churches, charities, and government assistance programs in Scott County and the Quad city area that provide loans or grants. Or get free legal aid from attorneys to prevent evictions as well as grants as a form of emergency rental assistance.

Below are resources for families or individuals in need. There is a listing of free homeless shelters as well as transitional housing programs in the Davenport region. Or locate non-profits or charities that may help pay back rent or other housing costs, such as utility bills, moving costs, motel rooms, or a deposit for a new home or apartment. Scott County residents are also served by the HUD section 8 rent subsidy program as well as free legal aid.

Each housing assistance program in Davenport IA has their own funding levels, application process, and terms and conditions. Some focus on short term, emergency needs. Others try to help certain groups, such as veterans pay their rent or offer supportive housing for the disabled or seniors. Each resource is different.

Find rental and deposit assistance in Scott County IA or free vouchers

Scott County Community Services can provide short term financial help (including for rental arrears) as well as case management, job training, and LIHEAP grants. It is the community action agency. They may also offer ESG grants for rent, utility bills or housing costs. Address is 600 W. 4th St., Davenport, Iowa 52801-1030. Call the community action agency at 563-326-8723. Or find more details on housing assistance from Scott County community action agency.

  • Community Action is also at 500 E 59th St, Davenport, IA 52807. Call (563) 324-3236 for information on ESG rent grants, case management and more.

Davenport Housing Commission
Public Housing Authority address is 501 W 3rd St, Davenport, IA 52801. Call (563) 326-7711
They process applications for section 8 HUD vouchers. It is income based housing, in which the monthly rent payment is based on the tenants income. Priority is for the disabled as well as seniors. Landlords from Scott County participate, and the commission also offers public housing, home buying assistance, self-sufficiency and more.




HELP Regional Office of Iowa Legal Aid
Address of lawyers is 1700 S 1st Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240. Number is 1-800-532-1275
Free legal aid can help the poor, seniors, immigrants, and disabled. Whether housing discrimination, legal help to stop an eviction, or free representation in housing court, assistance is offered by attorneys or staff.

Scott County and Quad City Salvation Army
100 Kirkwood Blvd, Davenport, IA 52803. Main number is (563) 324-4808
Various social services are available. A homeless shelter, free furniture, emergency rent or heating help, case management and more. Any housing or financial assistance for rental expenses is combined with long term social services.

Churches United of the Quad City
Location is 2535 Tech Dr, Bettendorf, IA 52722. Phone: (563) 332-5002
They link tenants, single moms, veterans and other to rent assistance and housing programs from a program known as CareLink.

Project Now
418 19th St, Rock Island, IL 61201. Call (309) 793-6391.
They also assist residents in Davenport, across the river. A number of resources are offered. Furniture, money to pay rent, food, vouchers to help with hotel or motel rooms and other aid.

Family Resources – Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing
2800 Eastern Avenue
Davenport, Iowa 52803
For information, call 563-326-6431
Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing, which includes government grants for rent or utility bills, is offered by the regional non-profit. They also partner with the United Way and the federal government on Homeless Prevention Assistance.

Humility Homes and Services
The address is at 519 Fillmore St. Davenport, Iowa 52802. They help veterans and their families. Call 563.326.1330
Veterans in Scott County and the Quad City area can get access to SSVF, rent or mortgage assistance, and utility help. There are also job programs, free motel vouchers or homeless shelters, loans and other aid.





Additional homeless and eviction prevention services are offered too. Anyone in a housing crisis (mortgage, rent, or utilities) can seek advice or financial help. Continue with homeless prevention in Scott County Iowa.

Short term housing, shelters, and transitional housing in Scott County

The charities and faith based agencies below offer a number of housing resources. There is emergency lodging, meals for the homeless, short term housing. There are substance abuse housing programs too. Clients can also learn about rent assistance and job programs after the transition is done.

  • Humility of Mary Shelter is at 1016 W 5th St in Davenport, IA 52802. They have shelter for women, children, and single moms. Call (563) 322-8065
  • Humility of Mary Housing, 525 Fillmore St, Davenport, IA 52802. Call (563) 326-1330. Transitional housing for single parents. Dozens of apartments are offered.
  • St Joseph the Worker House Association also supports Davenport Iowa. The location is 901 20th St, Rock Island, IL 61201, phone (309) 788-0692
  • Christian Care is at 2209 3rd Ave. The faith based charity – church offers shelter, food, and hot meals. Rock Island, IL 61201. Main number for intake is (309) 786-5734

By Jon McNamara


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