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Iowa Emergency Solutions Grant CARES Act (ESG-CV)

The Emergency Solutions Grant program helps prevent households from becoming homeless due to eviction, and assists Iowans experiencing homelessness to quickly regain rental housing.

Eviction | Homeless Prevention

Assistance for individuals that are facing eviction, currently staying with friends or family (but not on the lease), or fleeing domestic violence.

Key eligibility criteria:

  • Must have household income of 50% Area Median Income or less

  • Must have been economically impacted by COVID-19

  • If seeking assistance to pay overdue rent, must have a legal written lease and a notice of eviction from landlord/court.

  • Must apply/be screened through the regional Coordinated Entry phone line

Rapid Housing

Assistance for individuals experiencing homelessness through rental assistance, security deposits and other assistance to help rapidly regain housing.

Key eligibility criteria:

  • Must be currently experiencing homelessness (such as sleeping at a shelter, outside, or a place not meant for human habitation).

  • Must have been economically impacted by COVID-19

  • Must apply/be screened through the regional Coordinated Entry phone line

Regional Coordinated Entry Contact Finder

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Housing Recovery Help Line

Please be sure to leave a voicemail with your name and best call back number and your call will be returned.

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