Landlords will play a critical role in connecting renters in need with the assistance available through the Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program.
Landlords that have tenants in need of help with rent or utility payments should:
After a tenant completes an online application the landlord will be notified of the application via email and will be directed to login to the application portal to:
Landlords may apply on behalf of eligible tenants, so long as the following requirements are met:
More information on the online application process for landlords will be available soon.
Yes, landlords can apply for assistance on behalf of a tenant(s) so long as each tenant signs a tenant cosign form and provides all documentation required for the application. The landlord also must sign the tenant cosign form, complete the landlord verification, certify that the funds will be applied to the tenant’s rental obligation and agree to waive all late fees and penalties incurred to date and to the Certification Not to Evict.
Your bank’s routing number is always a 9-digit number found at the bottom of your checks. Generally, the routing number is the first set of numbers on the check but may be the middle set of numbers on business account checks. You may also contact your bank directly and ask them to provide the correct routing number for ACH payments. Providing an incorrect routing number will delay the deposit of the rental assistance to your account. See example check image here.
No, Households that receive a monthly federal subsidy where their rent is adjusted according to changes in income, are ineligible to apply for assistance through the program.
Yes. Eligible tenants may apply for rent assistance only, utility assistance only or both rent and utility assistance.