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Rental assistance in Sioux City and Woodbury County.

Struggling tenants and low-income families can get help with paying back rent or security deposits from charities, churches, and government housing programs in Woodbury County. In addition to emergency financial assistance, there are also a number of homeless shelters, section 8 HUD rent subsidized homes and transitional housing units in Sioux City. Find details below on resources for tenants, potential home-buyers, and others in need of short or long term housing assistance.

Not when it comes to a grant or loan to pay rent (or related housing expenses such as utilities), the funds are limited. In general, money goes from the federal government homeless prevention programs such as ESG. There are also charitable fund raisers in Sioux City, such as from the United Way. Or free legal aid is offered from attorneys to help the tenant in housing court. Any emergency rental assistance or housing support is holistic in nature.

Woodbury County General Assistance - Community Action
Main address is 2700 Leach Ave.
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
They offer government funds. There may be cash aid for rent, utilities, LIHEAP, food and more. Homeless Prevention or Rapid Rehousing from ESG grants may be offered too from the community action agency in Woodbury County.

In addition, a number of anti-poverty programs are offered. There is transitional housing, grants for bills or back rent, budgeting, and more. Short term emergency financial aid for bills/rent is combined with long term support. More on Iowa Community Action Agency.

Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV)
There are two places to apply at. These will be income subsidized homes or apartments for low income families, seniors, or the disabled. They need to pay some of their income for rent and bills. There is the Siouxland Regional Housing Authority at 520 Nebraska Street, Sioux City, IA 51101. Call 712-252-4520, and they cover the rural Woodbury County. Rent subsidized homes in the city and section 8 are from the Sioux City Housing Authority. Address is City Hall - 6th and Douglas Streets, Sioux City, IA 51101. Call 712-279-6348.




Project Restore helps people with a mental illness or disability. They operate a homeless and eviction prevention program, which may offer government grant money to the disabled for rent or utilities, security deposit help, or moving assistance into an affordable home or apartment. The location is the Siouxland Mental Health Center at 625 Court St., Sioux City, Iowa 51102. In addition to rental assistance there may be basic needs like free furniture or household items. Call 712-252-3871.

The Center for Siouxland and Emergency Shelter and Housing Resources - Bridges West
225 Bluff St.
Sioux City, IA 51103
Either call 712-224-2545 or 1-877-580-5526. Another address is at 715 Douglas Street, Sioux City, IA 51101. Call 712-252-1861.

Salvation Army Resources
A number of resources are offered. Emergency financial help, motel vouchers, back rent or water bill help, shelters, and more may be offered. There is also food and case management for clients. A goal is both short and long term stability. Continue with Salvation Army housing assistance Sioux City.

USDA Rural Development
1100B 12th St. S.W.,
LeMars, lA 51031
Dial 712-546-5149
They only support rural Woodbury County. Various USDA programs are offered, even loans to help pay for homebuying.

Iowa Legal Aid Northwest Iowa Regional Office
Main address is 507 7th St Ste 402
Sioux City, Iowa 51101
Toll free number is 1-800-532-1275
Lawyers and attorneys help low income families and the elderly. They can assist with applications to government benefits, rent programs, SSI disability, and more. Housing discrimination can be addressed as well debt and housing challenges.

Housing in Woodbury County

Crossroads, 1307 Court St., Sioux City, IA 51106. Main phone 712-293-0283, and they have short term housing for women.

Sioux City Gospel Mission Men, Women and Children's Shelter offers meals, homeless shelter and other support. There is referrals to long term support too. Location is 415 Bluff St., Sioux City, lA 51103. Call 712-255-1119.

By Jon McNamara











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