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Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program

The Meskwaki Health Clinic Benefit Coordinators, Gloria Fonseca and Tamela Davenport, can assist you applying for the Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program. Call the Clinic at (641) 484-4094 and ask for Gloria or Tamela.

The Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program may provide eligible renters with help and utility bills.

Rent Payments: Past due payments and future payments up to three months of assistance at a time.

Utility Payments: Past due payments: electricity, gas, propane or fuel oil, water, sewer and/or trash removal. Future Payments: not available.

Up to 12 months of combined assistance: Eligible renters may apply for rent assistance only, utility assistance only or both.

Note: All past due payments are for costs incurred no earlier than March 13, 2020.

Eligible Households

  • Renter households with incomes of no more than 80% of Area Median Income.
  • One or more individuals in the household has qualified for unemployment benefits.

OR has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs or experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to the coronavirus outbreak.

  • The household can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability which may include a past due utility or rent notice or eviction notice.

Ineligible Households

  • Renter households that have incomes above 80% of Area Median Income.
  • Renter households in which no household members qualify for unemployment benefits at time of application or the household has not experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs or experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Households which cannot provide all required documentation.
  • Renter households with sublet or sublease arrangements.
  • Homeowner households.
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