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Iowa Rapid Rehousing Project

The Iowa Rapid Rehousing (RRH) Project is a pilot initiative, funded by more than $21 million obligated by Governor Reynolds from the state’s federal Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA2) program allocation, to assist families and individuals quickly exit homelessness and return to permanent housing.

Iowa RRH Project resources are anticipated to become available statewide during the second quarter of 2022. Individuals and families seeking assistance must apply through the regional Coordinated Entry system.

Program Information

The Iowa RRH Project aims to solve the immediate crisis of homelessness, while connecting families or individuals with appropriate community resources to address other service needs. This will be achieved through strengthening Iowa’s:

  • Coordinated Entry System
  • Rapid Rehousing Program
    • Relocation, rent and utility assistance
    • Housing stability services
    • Case management

Application Process

The application period for the Iowa RRH Project is now closed. Awards will be announced soon.

Eligibility is limited to Iowa’s existing RRH provider network, generally consisting of agencies that have provided these services on a regional basis as part of the Iowa Emergency Solutions Grant CARES Act program. Up to 17 grants will be made through a competitive application process.

How To Access Help

Please note that individuals may not apply directly to the Iowa Finance Authority for assistance. If you are experiencing homelessness or are at-risk of becoming homeless, the best place to start is the Coordinated Entry system.

In most of Iowa, call (833) 739-0065 or email. In Des Moines and Polk County, call Centralized Intake at (515) 248-1850.

General information about service agencies can be found at

Regional Coordinated Entry Contact Finder

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For inquiries about the Iowa RRH project, reach out to:

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