Resources For Households
COVID-19 Housing Assistance 3/29/21

 

Do you (or someone you know) need help paying rent, utility or mortgage bills due to COVID-19?
An online application for financial assistance is available at www.iowahousingrecovery.com.

ASSISTANCE WITH RENT PAYMENTS
Past due payments: Available for payments of costs incurred no earlier than March 13, 2020.
Future payments: May apply for up to three months of future rental assistance at a time.

ASSISTANCE WITH UTILITY PAYMENTS (renters only)
For electricity, natural gas, propane or fuel oil, water, sewer and/or trash removal. Available for utility payments of costs incurred no earlier than March 13, 2020. Payments will be made directly to landlords and utility service providers.

 

ASSISTANCE WITH MORTGAGE
Up to $3,600 for past due and future payments (4 months maximum).

If you want help applying for this assistance, there are many Johnson County sites offering in-person help!

Call any of these sites to schedule an appointment or learn about drop-in times:

 

Johnson County Social Services
(319) 356-6090

 

Coralville Public Library
(319) 248-1850

 

North Liberty Public Library
(319) 626-5701

 

Center for Worker Justice
(319) 594-7593

 

IC Compassion
(319) 330-9883

 

Right now, it is important for eligible renters to know that if you pay rent and utility bills using credit cards or money borrowed from friends/family, these types of debt cannot be repaid through these programs.

The cities of Iowa City, Coralville, and North Liberty are willing to wait for utility payments from the Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance before shutting off water, but potential recipients must contact their respective city and request forbearance (phone numbers and websites are listed on each utility bill).

Still looking for help? Johnson County has many other resources that may be able to assist you.

 

Community Housing Resources
 

Johnson County General Assistance
Rent, utilities assistance
319-356-6090
www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/dept_gen_asst.aspx?id=381

 

CommUnity Basic Needs Assistance
Housing and utilities assistance
319-351-0128
www.builtbycommunity.org

 

HACAP
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and emergency response funds for utilities
319-337-5765
www.hacap.org/energy

Shelter House
Shelter, eviction prevention, housing stability
319-351-0326
www.shelterhouseiowa.org

Iowa Legal Aid
Legal help with housing, including eviction
319-351-6570
iowalegalaid.org

 

 

Food Pantries

CommUnity Food Bank
1045 Highway 6 East, Iowa City
319-351-0128
www.builtbycommunity.org


Coralville Community Food Pantry
1002 5th Street, Coralville,
319-337-3663
www.coralvillefoodpantry.org

North Liberty Community Pantry
89 N Jones Blvd, North Liberty
(319) 626-2711
northlibertycommunitypantry.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where can I get help with repairs for my home?

My home is not ready for the weather, what do I do?

Where can I learn about homeownership?

  • Habitat for Humanity - Financial Literacy and Homeowner Education

    • Contact Gabe Martin​ at 319-519-6124 or gabe@iowavalleyhabitat.org​

  • Horizons Homebuyer Education and Financial Counseling

    • Includes foreclosure prevention​ and credit counseling

  • Proteus - ​Housing education for migrant workers

  • Ruhl & Ruhl - First time home buyer classes for immigrant communities 

    • Arabic, French, Spanish​

    •  319-351-7845

I want to own my own home

 

I can't afford a down payment on a home, what do I do?

Where can I find an affordable place to rent?

I cannot afford any rental units, what do I do?

I need furniture for my home, but I can't afford it right now

I am returning from incarceration and I am having trouble finding a place to live

I can't afford to pay my bills right now

I live in a manufactured home and it is in need of repairs, who can help me?

I live in a manufactured home community and I want to advocate for myself and my neighbors

  • ManufacturedHousing Action - Advocacy group

  • Resident Owned Communities - ROC USA® helps resident groups in for-sale communities come together and purchase their neighborhoods.

Where can I go if I need emergency shelter?

 

I am an older adult and I want to continue living in my home

​I am looking for accessible housing that is affordable

I am looking for specified affordable senior living

I need help with language translation/interpretation

  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Mailing address

308 E. Burlington St. PMB 121
Iowa City, IA 52240

 

Physical address

322 E. 2nd St.

Iowa City, IA 52240

 

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