Emergency Housing Assistance
The State of Iowa and the City of Iowa City both have eviction prevention programs that can assist with rent, mortgage and/or utilities for those under 80% of median income. They ask that before an applicant applies to CommUnity Crisis Services (contracted to administer the City’s funds) they apply to the State first. If ineligible for the State’s program, they should then contact CommUnity Crisis Services to see if eligible for the City’s program. Undocumented residents are not eligible for the State’s program, but they would be eligible for the City’s program through CommUnity Crisis Services.