Iowa Affordable Rentals

IOWA AFFORDABLE RENTALS

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU CALL US:

DISCLAIMER

Homeless To Independence Inc. is an All-Volunteer, Faith-Based, 501©3 non-profit organization. We do NOT receive any grant funding what-so-ever to pay bills for anyone in any situation. We do not give away money. We do not give out loans against any items for money.

This ministry is supported with generous financial donations that are used to help keep us functioning. Our purpose is to help supply individuals and families with personal needs such as food, toiletries, clothing, household items, furniture and baby/adult diapers/wipes both locally and to areas effected by disasters . At this time, we do not offer any shelter or transitional housing services. Again, we DO NOT pay any bills. We DO NOT pay any rents or mortgages.

If you are actually homeless, or about to be homeless or need emergency assistance of any kind, you can:

1. DIAL “211” from a:

a. Land line telephone. Tell the receiver your situation and what you need. They will give you information specific for the physical location you are currently at plus any referrals you may need. They have the most up to the minute information for your specific area. Dialing “211” will get you help and much more info than this office can provide. Homeless to Independence wants you to have all the information you need to get through the situation you are in.

b. Cell Telephone – This will ONLY bring you to the correct information center in the area code within the very same City/Town in the County & State you purchased/acquired your cell telephone in!

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a land-line telephone or cell telephone, go to your local police department, library, or house of worship and ask to use their land-line telephone. They may even make the call on your behalf.

2. Use the internet and go to: http://www.211.org/

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Homeless To Independence Inc. is not responsible for misprints or cancellations of events by the event holders, landlord and/or their agent, or ourselves. Homeless to Independence Inc. also reserves the right to “NOT” offer services to people and/or persons that are rude, unpleasant, and untruthful in any way shape or form, belligerent and the like.

OCCASIONALLY, THERE WILL BE ARTICLES BY OTHER WRITERS. HOMELESS TO INDEPENDENCE MAY NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THEIR VIEWPOINTS, BUT WE DO RESPECT THEM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

OFFICE CONTACT INFO:

THE VERY BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME IS TO SEND ME AN EMAIL: ANN@HOMELESSTOINDEPENDENCE.ORG

OFFICE NUMBER IS: 1-732-264-7500

Please note that our office does have very limited volunteer staff and if we are one telephone line we cannot answer the other line. There is simply not enough time in the day to answer and/or return each and every telephone call.

IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, NO ONE WILL CONTACT YOU BACK.

THANK YOU!!!

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IOWA SECTION 8 HOUSING ALERT!

Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency
215 Sycamore Street
Muscatine, Muscatine County, IA
563-264-1554 http://www.muscatineiowa.gov/74/Public-Housing

Please note: The Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency covers the County of Muscatine, IA.
The Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency (MMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon, on November 1, 2016 at 8:00 am CT. This waiting list will be open indefinitely.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

Download and print the application that will be available here.
Pick up an application at the MMHA office in Muscatine City Hall, located at 215 Sycamore St, Muscatine, IA 52761, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm; and from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed or hand delivered to the address above.

Copies of the following documents are required of all household members: Birth certificate, Social Security Card.

Income limit information can be found here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Terminated from the HCV program due to insufficient funding; displaced due to government action, natural disaster, or uninhabitable property as a result of actions by the present occupants of the property; elderly; disabled; families with children who have legal domicile in Muscatine County; working or have been hired to work in Muscatine County. Further explanation of each preference can be found here.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, read the MMHA public notice, visit the MMHA website, or call the office at (563) 264-1554.

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Fort Madison Housing Authority
1102 48th Street, #1
Fort Madison, Lee County, IA
319-372-6083

The Fort Madison Housing Authority (FMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, until November 1, 2016 at 4:30 pm CT.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply, visit the FMHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 1102 48th St., #1, Fort Madison, IA 52627, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live and/or work in Fort Madison.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, call the FMHA office at (319) 372-6083, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

UPDATED 10-26-16
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Updated 06-10-15
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PHA’S – PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES:

Type: This indicates the type of program administered by a PHA. “Both” represents administration of both Section-8 and Low-rent programs.

IA003 Afton
Phone: (641)347-8826
Fax: (641)347-5146
611 E Polk Street #31, Afton IA 50830
Low-Rent

IA124 Area XV
Phone: (641)937-5222
Fax: (641)937-6624
417 N College Street, Agency IA 52530
Both

IA114 Albia
Phone: (641)932-7859
Fax: (641)932-5760
120 South A Street, City Hall, Albia IA 52531
Both

IA089 Ames
Phone: (515)239-5400
Fax: (515)239-5404
515 Clark Avenue, PO Box 811, Ames IA 50010
Section 8

IA028 Bancroft
Phone: (641)423-0897
Fax: (641)423-1624
539 E Ramsey Street, Bancroft IA 50517
Low-Rent

IA123 Bettendorf
Phone: (563)344-4073
Fax: (563)344-4097
4403 Devils Glen Road, Bettendorf IA 52722
Section 8

IA128 Southeast Iowa
Phone: (319)753-5109
Fax: (319)752-8008
218 N 3rd Street, Suite 309, Burlington IA 52601
Section 8

IA015 Burlington
Phone: (319)753-2142
Fax: (319)753-0102
2830 Winegard Drive, Burlington IA 52601
Both

IA122 Region Xii
Phone: (712)792-5560
Fax: (712)792-1650
320 East 7th St., Box 663, Carroll IA 51401
Section 8

IA113 Cedar Falls
Phone: (319)273-8606
Fax: (319)273-8610
220 Clay Street, Cedar Falls IA 50613
Section 8

IA024 Cedar Rapids
Phone: (319)286-5872
Fax: (319)286-5870
1211 6th Street SW, Cedar Rapids IA 52404
Section 8

IA042 Centerville
Phone: (641)856-8742
Fax: (641)856-5921
317 E. Oak St, Centerville IA 52544
Both

IA016 Chariton
Phone: (641)774-2725
Fax: (641)774-4111
429 S. Main, Chariton IA 50049
Low-Rent

IA002 Charles City
Phone: (641)228-6661
Fax: (641)228-6758
501 Cedar Terrace South, Charles City IA 50616
Both

IA034 Clarinda
Phone: (712)542-2912
Fax: (712)542-5050
402 W Willow St, Clarinda IA 51632
Low-Rent

IA098 Clinton
Phone: (563)243-1280
Fax: (563)242-9375
215 Sixth Ave. S – #33, Clinton IA 52732
Both

IA001 Corning
Phone: (641)322-4098
Fax: (641)322-3819
1125 Westgate Drive, Corning IA 50841
Low-Rent

IA023 Council Bluffs
Phone: (712)322-1491
Fax: (712)322-9081
505 S Sixth St, Council Bluffs IA 51501
Both

IA117 Southern Iowa Regional
Phone: (641)782-8585
Fax: (641)782-5900
219 N. Pine St, Creston IA 50801
Both

IA045 Davenport
Phone: (563)326-7899
Fax: (563)326-7969
301 W. Third St, Davenport IA 52801
Both

IA054 Decorah
Phone: (563)382-8436
Fax: (563)382-9854
305 Montgomery, Lower Level, Decorah IA 52101
Section 8

IA020 Des Moines
Phone: (515)323-8950
Fax: (515)242-2844
Park Fair Mall, Suite 101, 100 East Euclid, Des Moines IA 50313
Both

IA126 Eastern Iowa
Phone: (563)556-4166
Fax: (563)556-0348
7600 Commerce Park, Dubuque IA 52002
Both

IA087 Dubuque
Phone: (563)589-4239
Fax: (563)589-4244
350 West 6th Street Suite 312, Dubuque IA 52001
Section 8

IA056 Emmetsburg
Phone: (712)852-4169
Fax: (712)852-4209
603 King St., #18, Emmetsburg IA 50536
Section 8

IA025 Essex
Phone: (712)379-3510
Fax: (712)246-4711
604 South Ave, Essex IA 51638
Low-Rent

IA038 Evansdale
Phone: (319)234-0385
Fax: (319)235-5637
119 Morrell Court, Evansdale IA 50707
Both

IA010 Farragut
Phone: (712)385-8113
Fax: (712)385-8113
804 Jackson Avenue, Farragut IA 51639
Low-Rent

IA133 Mid Iowa Regional
Phone: (515)955-8344
Fax: (515)955-6675
1605 First Ave N. – #1, Fort Dodge IA 50501
Section 8

IA107 Fort Dodge
Phone: (515)573-7751
Fax: (515)573-7140
700 S. 17th St, Fort Dodge IA 50501
Both

IA047 Fort Madison
Phone: (319)372-6083
Fax: (319)372-6093
1102 48th St., Fort Madison IA 52627
Both

IA131 Central Iowa
Phone: (515)986-1882
Fax: (515)986-1883
1201 SE Gateway Drive, Grimes IA 50111
Both

IA084 Grinnell
Phone: (641)236-2611
Fax: (641)236-9255
927 4th Avenue, Grinnell IA 50112
Section 8

IA007 Hamburg
Phone: (712)382-1557
Fax: (712)382-1016
407 H St, Hamburg IA 51640
Low-Rent

IA120 Warren County
Phone: (515)961-1073
Fax: (515)961-1077
1305 E. First Ave, #1, Indianola IA 50125
Section 8

IA022 Iowa City
Phone: (319)887-6065
Fax: (319)356-5459
410 E Washington Street, Iowa City IA 52240
Both

IA030 Keokuk
Phone: (319)524-4386
Fax: (319)524-6004
111 S 2nd St, Keokuk IA 52632
Both

IA119 Knoxville
Phone: (641)828-7371
Fax: (641)828-6911
305 S. Third St, Knoxville IA 50138
Both

IA032 Lenox
Phone: (641)333-4415
Fax: (641)333-2723
401 E Ohio St, Lenox IA 50851
Low-Rent

IA027 Leon
Phone: (641)446-4163
501 SE Q St, Leon IA 50144
Low-Rent

IA006 Lone Tree
Phone: (319)629-4689
Fax: (319)629-5307
401 E Linn St, Lone Tree IA 52755
Low-Rent

IA009 Malvern
Phone: (712)624-8561
Fax: (712)624-8561
306 Lincoln Ave, Malvern IA 51551
Low-Rent

IA021 Manning
Phone: (712)655-2155
Fax: (712)655-2155
421 Center St, Manning IA 51455
Low-Rent

IA125 Marshalltown
Phone: (641)754-5756
Fax: (641)754-5742
24 N. Center Street, Marshalltown IA 50158
Section 8

IA127 North Iowa Regional
Phone: (641)423-0897
Fax: (641)423-1624
202 1st St. SE #203, Mason City IA 50401
Both

IA108 Mason City
Phone: (641)421-2711
Fax: (641)421-9527
22 N. Georgia – #214, Mason City IA 50401
Section 8

IA029 Missouri Valley
Phone: (712)642-2458
Fax: (712)642-2672
505 E Huron St, Missouri Valley IA 51555
Low-Rent

IA026 Mount Ayr
Phone: (641)464-3832
Fax: (641)464-3152
306 E Monroe St, Mount Ayr IA 50854
Low-Rent

IA049 Muscatine
Phone: (563)264-1554
Fax: (563)264-0750
215 Sycamore St, Muscatine IA 52761
Both

IA121 New Hampton
Phone: (641)394-5260
101 North Locust Avenue, Room 205, New Hampton IA 50659
Section 8

IA014 Onawa
Phone: (712)423-1736
Fax: (712)423-1687
1017 11th Street, Onawa IA 51040
Low-Rent

IA100 Oskaloosa
Phone: (641)673-8361
Fax: (641)673-3047
220 South Market St, Oskaloosa IA 52577
Section 8

IA004 Ottumwa
Phone: (641)682-8369
Fax: (641)682-7287
935 West Main Street, Ottumwa IA 52501
Both

IA130 Upper Explorerland
Phone: (563)864-7551
Fax: (563)864-7535
134 West Greene St, Postville IA 52162
Section 8

IA044 Red Oak
Phone: (712)623-4558
Fax: (712)623-6012
1805 N. 8th Street, Red Oak IA 51566
Low-Rent

IA046 Rock Rapids
Phone: (712)472-3896
Fax: (712)472-2126
206 First Ave, PO Box 403, Rock Rapids IA 51246
Low-Rent

IA019 Shenandoah
Phone: (712)246-3213
Fax: (712)246-4711
707 W Summit Ave, Shenandoah IA 51601
Low-Rent

IA008 Sidney
Phone: (712)374-2644
Fax: (712)374-2644
901 Clay Street #21, Sidney IA 51652
Low-Rent

IA011 Sioux Center
Phone: (712)722-2237
Fax: (712)722-4237
510 N Meadow Drive, Sioux Center IA 51250
Low-Rent

NE180 Northeast Nebraska
Phone: (712)279-6286
Fax: (712)279-6920
1122 Pierce Street, Sioux City IA 51105
Section 8

IA136 Siouxland
Phone: (712)252-4520
Fax: (712)252-4542
520 Nebraska Street, 314 Commerce Building, Sioux City IA 51101
Section 8

IA018 Sioux City
Phone: (712)279-6980
Fax: (712)244-5200
405 6th St. – #107, Sioux City IA 51101
Section 8

IA129 Northwest Iowa
Phone: (712)262-7460
Fax: (712)262-8299
2016 Highway Boulevard, Ste. N, Spencer IA 51301
Section 8

IA057 Spirit Lake
Phone: (712)336-2318
Fax: (712)336-3760
710 Lake St, Spirit Lake IA 51360
Section 8

IA005 Stanton
Phone: (712)829-2504
Fax: (712)829-2901
602 Elliott Street, Stanton IA 51573
Low-Rent

IA012 Tabor
Phone: (712)629-1645
Fax: (712)629-6105
204 W Orange Street, Tabor IA 51653
Low-Rent

IA079 Villisca
Phone: (712)826-7602
Fax: (712)826-2885
600 E 3rd Street, Villisca IA 50864
Low-Rent

IA132 Iowa Northland
Phone: (319)272-1945
Fax: (319)272-1944
2101 Kimball Ave. Ste 300, Waterloo IA 50702
Section 8

IA050 Waterloo
Phone: (319)233-0201
Fax: (319)291-4288
620 Mulberry St. – #102, Waterloo IA 50703
Both

IA013 Waverly
Phone: (319)352-3394
Fax: (319)352-0061
320 15th Street NW, Waverly IA 50677
Low-Rent

IA017 Winterset
Phone: (515)462-4340
415 N 2nd Street & Filmore Street, Winterset IA 50273
Low-Rent

Type: This indicates the type of program administered by a PHA. “Both” represents administration of both Section-8 and Low-rent programs.

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HUD Field Office:

Des Moines Field Office
210 Walnut Street
Room 239
Des Moines, IA 50309-2155
Phone: (515) 284-4512
Fax: (515) 284-4743
TTY: (515) 284-4728
Jurisdiction: State of Iowa

Bruce Ray, Field Office Director
Contact the Director’s Office

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

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Program Description
This program can help individuals buy a single family home. While HUD does not lend money directly to buyers
to purchase a home, FHA-approved lenders make loans through a number of FHA-insurance programs.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a member of a housing cooperative or interested in
purchasing a unit in a cooperative housing project.

Loan Terms
Please contact an FHA-approved lender for loan term information. To find an approved lender, please visit:
http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page?_pageid=73,1827603&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application Process
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information
To read more about the home buying process, please visit:
http://www.hud.gov/buying/index.cfm

To read more about this program, go to:
http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/mfh/progdesc/coop213.cfm

To obtain a FHA-insured mortgage, look in your local Yellow Pages under “Mortgages” or contact a FHA-
approved lender:
http://www.hud.gov/ll/code/llplcrit.html

Managing Agency
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
http://www.hud.gov/

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As I search for rentals throughout our state, I look for certain criteria:

1. I have decided to not list so many houses for rent, as apartments, in most cases do include heat. Please keep in mind that winter is at our door-step and the cost of heating is on the rise. The monthly rental may seem a bit higher priced, however, it will be worth it in the long-run.

2. I will not list housing that requires a fee for their service, nor a fee per call. I do agree with a fee, however for the back-ground and/or credit check, THE FEE IS APPROPRIATE, since those companies providing the background check and credit check do charge a fee for their services.

3. I will do my best to keep the maximum rental amount within the cost of living to your area, however, if Section 8 or TRA is accepted the rental amount may be more because there are times when the utilities are included.

4. I will not list without the rental amount included

5. I try not to list rental opportunities that offer “Option to Buy” – I have found that in most of these situations it does not work out properly for either party involved. I am working on a “First Time Home Purchaser” list of programs from throughout the State, that operates in an official capacity to help those that are working so diligently to raise their families and deserve to show something for their hard, hard work.

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WE LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED WHEN IT COMES TO HELPING OTHERS!!

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