Housing assistance, through Community Action of Southeast Iowa, is dependent upon local, state and federal grants, foundations and donations. Availability of funds varies based on funding sources and qualifications.
Those in need of housing assistance are encouraged to call their local center and talk with a Family Development Specialist regarding their needs.
Assistance is sometimes able to be given to prevent homelessness for those with eviction notices, assistance on past due rent, or funding to end a homeless situation.
Home owners (and renters) are encouraged to apply for Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) between the months of October and April each year.
- Homelessness Resources and Information
- Community Action Homelessness Assistance
- County General Assistance, links and contact info for each county can be found on our resource page
- Iowa Mortgage Help
- State-wide referral hotline, foreclosure intervention and negotiation, mediation services (website available in Spanish)
- Iowa Finance Authority Housing Assistance Programs
- Rent Reimbursement
- Elderly Home Repair
- Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
- HUD Resource Map
- Other Resources
- Landlord Lists are on our Resources Page under Housing
- Iowa Housing Resources
- Eviction Law Information – 1 page flyer
- Flyer in other languages
- Iowa Legal Aid for housing related issues
- Iowa Legal Aid Eviction Information
- Iowa International Center – Assistance in 180 languages
- Free housing interpretation hotline helps landlords and limited-English-speaking tenants communicate better during rent and lease negotiations, maintenance notifications and repairs, lease terminations, or whenever clear communication is essential
- 515-282-8269, ext. 5
- Coordinated Entry (a process developed to ensure that all people experiencing a housing crisis have fair and equal access and are quickly identified, assessed for, referred, and connected to housing and assistance based on their strengths and needs.) 1 (563) 264-3278
- Salvation Army, in your local community
- Veteran’s assistance for housing
Utility assistance is dependent upon local, state and federal grants, foundations and donations. Availability of funds varies based on funding sources and may vary in each county.
LIHEAP is a national program to assist with utility costs.
For assistance with other local utilities call your local center and talk with a Family Development Specialist regarding your needs.
Local Assistance funding coming from a variety of sources:
- Donations from individuals, civic groups, faith groups, and businesses
- United Way of the Great River Region in Lee County
- Limited Resources in Keokuk
- Community Foundation of Louisa County
- Various other small or temporary grants
- The Community Services Block Grant provides the staff, location, and resources to operate the programs.