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Iowa Section 8 Housing.

The Section 8 Housing program in Iowa provides safe, affordable homes to low income families. The Vouchers can be used across the state of Iowa to help pay a portion of rent or mortgage, based on the applicant’s income. There is also the expedited, or emergency section 8 program in Iowa that gives prioirty to the disabled, seniors, and vulnerable. Find the public housing authorities below to apply at for Section 8 in Iowa near you.

There are various requirements that need to be met in order to get a voucher. In general, the applicant needs to have some sort of income (job, public aid, SSI, etc.) in order to pay some of their housing costs. Section 8 in Iowa will requirement tenants to pay up to 30% of their income for the rent or mortgage that is due.

Landlords, apartment communities and property owners across Iowa also need to participate. As section 8 pay for homes in the private sector; though there may be some public housing options available. Like almost every benefit program, resources are limited and demand is high. A public housing authority near you in Iowa can provide the latest on the waiting list. Or offer emergency section 8 housing vouchers online or at the office.

Below you will find information on a wide variety of non-profit agencies and organizations that administer this federal government funded program in Iowa. The non-profit public housing authorities, or PHAs, provide vouchers to qualified individuals or families, who can then use the vouchers to gain access to housing such as apartments or rental homes. While the funding is often limited, and there may be a waiting list, section 8 programs have always been a great resource for the low income. Find who to call for help below or how to get more information on applying.

Section 8 housing in Iowa near you from housing authorities

Telephone number: (641)347-8826
611 E Polk Street #31
Afton, Iowa 50830




Area XV
Phone: (641)937-5222
417 N College Street
Agency, IA 52530

Albia and Monroe County
Phone: (641)932-7859
120 South A Street
City Hall
Albia, IA 52531

Ames and Story County housing Authority
515 Clark Avenue, PO Box 811
Ames, IA 50010
The section 8 assistance programs from this agency include low income apartments, mortgage/home buying help, Family Self-Sufficiency, and more. Or get referrals to government aid. Learn more on Story County rent help.

Phone: (641)423-0897
539 E Ramsey Street
Bancroft, Iowa 50517

Phone: (563)344-4073
4403 Devils Glen Road
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722





Southeast Iowa region
Phone: (319)753-5109
218 N 3rd Street, Suite 309
Burlington, IA 52601
The non-profit takes in person and online applications to the low income section 8 housing choice voucher program. The rent subsidies can help pay a portion of rent. Also gets lists of homes or section 8 properties that may be for lease.

  • Or try the location at 2830 Winegard Drive, Burlington, IA 52601. Phone - (319)753-2142.

Region Xii
Phone: (712)792-5560
320 East 7th St., Box 663,
Carroll, IA 51401

Cedar Falls and Black Hawk County
Phone: (319)273-8606
220 Clay Street
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613
The Operation Threshold Community partners with the housing authority. Programs include homeless prevention and rehousing, section 8, transitional housing , and more. Learn about Operation Threshold housing assistance.

  • Another PHA for section 8 applications is at 1211 6th Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. Phone (319)286-5872

Phone: (641)856-8742
317 E. Oak St
Centerville, IA 52544

Phone: (641)774-2725
429 S. Main
Chariton, Iowa 50049

Charles City
Phone: (641)228-6661
501 Cedar Terrace South
Charles City, IA 50616
Call to learn about Section 8 and Low Rent. The information is free. they also have list of available homes that can be rented. A focus is on senior citizens, migrant workers, single moms and disabled among others. They often get priority for section 8.

Phone: (712)542-2912
402 W Willow St
Clarinda, IA 51632

Clinton County Housing Authority
Dial: (563)243-1280
215 Sixth Ave. S - #33
Clinton, Iowa 52732





Phone: (641)322-4098
1125 Westgate Drive
Corning, IA 50841

Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County
Phone: (712)322-1491
505 S Sixth St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
they cover Western Iowa. Section 8 can cover a portion of rent in the region. There are also credit repair services, legal aid, and FSS self-sufficiency.

Southern Iowa Regional
Phone: (641)782-8585
219 N. Pine St
Creston, Iowa 50801

Scott County and Davenport
Phone: (563)326-7899
301 W. Third St
Davenport, IA 52801
Not only is section 8 rent vouchers offered, but the agency also works with charities and non-profits in Scott County Iowa. The section 8 program can be combined with food, medical care, homeless shelters and more. Cal them for information on section 8 or rent help in Scott County..

Phone: (563)382-8436
305 Montgomery, Lower Level,
Decorah Iowa 52101

Polk County and Des Moines
Phone: (515)323-8950
Park Fair Mall, Suite 101, 100 East Euclid
Des Moines, IA 50313
Call, stop in, or apply for section 8 HCV vouchers online. The public housing authority has lists of low income, rent subsidized homes, apartments, and houses for low income families. Expedited section 8 (emergency vouchers) are also offered for seniors, the disabled, and vulnerable. Or find more rental assistance in Polk County.

  • Or try the housing authority at Central Iowa, 1201 SE Gateway Drive, Grimes, IA 50111, Phone: (515)986-1882.

Dubuque County area
Phone: (563)589-4239
Fax: (563)589-4244
350 West 6th Street Suite 312
Dubuque, IA 52001

  • Or try for section 8, including emergency vouchers, at 7600 Commerce Park, Dubuque, Iowa 52002. Phone: (563)556-4166

Phone: (712)852-4169
603 King St., #18
Emmetsburg, Iowa 50536

Phone: (712)379-3510
604 South Ave
Essex, IA 51638

Phone: (319)234-0385
119 Morrell Court
Evansdale, Iowa 50707

Phone: (712)385-8113
804 Jackson Avenue
Farragut, IA 51639

Fort Dodge
Phone: (515)573-7751
700 S. 17th St
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

  • Or try the housing authority at 1605 First Ave N. - #1, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501, Phone: (515)955-8344

Fort Madison and Lee County
Phone: (319)372-6083
1102 48th St.
Fort Madison, IA 52627
Section 8 housing authorities help low income families apply for low cost, subsidized housing, homes, and apartments. There are 1 to 5 bedroom places in the Lee County region based on private landlord supply. Get vouchers and financial aid from housing authority.







Phone: (641)236-2611
927 4th Avenue,
Grinnell, Iowa  50112

Hamburg County housing Authority
Phone: (712)382-1557
407 H St
Hamburg, Iowa 51640

Warren County
Phone: (515)961-1073
1305 E. First Ave, #1
Indianola, IA 50125

Iowa City and Johnson County
Phone: (319)887-6065
410 E Washington Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
The PHA processes section 8 long term and emergency housing vouchers. Families in or near poverty, the elderly in Iowa, disabled, and even gig workers can apply for section 8 vouchers. many rental units may be offered in Johnson County.

IA030 Keokuk
Phone: (319)524-4386
111 S 2nd St
Keokuk, IA 52632

IA119 Knoxville
Phone: (641)828-7371
305 S. Third St
Knoxville, Iowa 50138
Section 8 and Low Rent

IA032 Lenox
Phone: (641)333-4415
401 E Ohio St
Lenox, Iowa 50851

Leon Housing Authority
Telephone: (641)446-4163
501 SE Q St
Leon, IA 50144
Programs include section 8 homes for lease, voucher transfer, Family Self-Sufficiency and more. Social workers and case managements try to facilitate safe and affordable housing in the community.

Lone Tree Housing Authority
Phone: (319)629-4689
401 E Linn St
Lone Tree, IA

Phone: (712)624-8561
306 Lincoln Ave
Malvern, IA 51551

Manning and Carroll County
Phone: (712)655-2155
421 Center St
Manning, IA 51455
Low income financial aid is offered. The PHA can help with section 8, home buying programs using section 8, public housing, and LIHEAP too. A wide variety of financial resources and case management are offered.

IA125 Marshalltown
Phone: (641)754-5756
24 N. Center Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158

IA108 Mason City
Phone: (641)421-2711
22 N. Georgia - #214
Mason City, IA 50401

Or try the housing authority at 1st St. SE #203, Mason City, Iowa 50401. Call or Dial: (641)423-0897. They can also provide information on low cost section 8.

Missouri Valley
TelePhone: (712)642-2458
505 E Huron St
Missouri Valley, IA 51555

Mount Ayr
Phone: (641)464-3832
306 E Monroe St
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

Muscatine County Housing Authority
Phone: (563)264-1554
215 Sycamore St,
Muscatine, IA 52761





New Hampton
Phone: (641)394-5260
101 North Locust Avenue
Room 205
New Hampton, IA 50659

Onawa and Monona County
Phone: (712)423-1736
1017 11th Street
Onawa, Iowa 51040
Get a list of private rental homes and apartment available for lease in the private sector. There is 1 to 5 bedroom units. Section 8 HCV can pay some of the rent or energy bills, up to 30% of income.

Phone: (641)673-8361
220 South Market St
Oskaloosa, IA 5257

Phone: (641)682-8369
935 West Main Street
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Upper Explorerland
Phone: (563)864-7551
134 West Greene St
Postville, IA 52162

Red Oak
Phone: (712)623-4558
1805 N. 8th Street
Red Oak, IA 51566

Rock Rapids and Lyon County housing authority
Phone: (712)472-3896
206 First Ave, PO Box 403
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
The local public housing authority can review section 8 requirement. There are also details on the waiting list status as well as when it will open.

Phone: (712)246-3213
707 W Summit Ave
Shenandoah, IA 51601

Phone: (712)374-2644
901 Clay Street #21
Sidney, IA 51652

Sioux City
Phone: (712)279-6980
405 6th St. - #107
Sioux City, IA 51101
Section 8 housing vouchers are often combined with other assistance too. There may be food, free furniture, household goods, and even security deposit help. The PHA can give referrals to online financial aid. OR learn more on Sioux City Community Action assistance programs.

  • Or try the locations at 1122 Pierce Street, Sioux City, IA 51105. Phone: (712)279-6286
  • 520 Nebraska Street, 314 Commerce Building, Sioux City, IA 51101. Phone: (712)252-4520
  • 510 N Meadow Drive, Sioux Center, IA 51250, (712)722-2237

Northwest Iowa
Phone: (712)262-7460
2016 Highway Boulevard, Ste. N
Spencer, Iowa 51301

Spirit Lake Housing Authority
Phone: (712)336-2318
710 Lake St
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

Phone: (712)829-2504
602 Elliott Street
Stanton, IA 51573

Tabor and Fremont County
Phone: (712)629-1645
204 W Orange Street
Tabor, IA 51653
This is the public housing authority for the county. They also operate USDA rural housing vouchers, another rent subsidized home. Farm and migrant workers can get help too.

Phone: (712)826-7602
600 E 3rd Street
Villisca, Iowa 50864





Phone: (319)233-0201
620 Mulberry St. - #102
Waterloo, IA 50703
Tenants or the homeless that have a low income, or that live in poverty, can apply for section 8 rent subsidized houses. These are rent subsidized homes and apartments. Section 8 can help pay a mortgage, rent, or even utility bills and is combined with case management, legal aid, and job programs.

  • Or try the office at 2101 Kimball Ave. Ste 300, Waterloo, IA 50702. Phone  (319)272-1945.

IA013 Waverly
Phone: (319)352-3394
320 15th Street NW
Waverly, IA 50677

Winterset Housing Authority
Call: (515)462-4340
415 N 2nd Street & Filmore Street
Winterset, Iowa 50273


By Jon McNamara

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