About the division

The Housing Authority works to improve the quality of life for clients, acting as a community leader on affordable housing by providing information and education, housing assistance, and public and private partnership opportunities. The Housing Authority is a division of the City of Iowa City established in 1969 to administer housing assistance programs throughout its jurisdiction, including all of Johnson County and portions of Iowa and Washington Counties.We currently assist more than 1,300 low-income families to acquire and maintain affordable housing through rental and ownership programs. 

Top five participant head-of-household characteristics:

Disabled and/or elderly (57%), households without minors (55%), working families (49%) one-person households (50%), and white (49%).

The Housing Authority works with approximately 400 landlords. There are 1,215 HCV and 83 VASH vouchers with a total Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) contract in excess of $7.5 million to landlords within the Housing Authority jurisdiction.

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs available in the State of Iowa

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Application Information for the Iowa City Housing Authority 

The Iowa City Housing Authority is located in Iowa City, Iowa. We operate two rental assistance programs in our jurisdiction which includes Johnson County, Iowa; Iowa County, Iowa; and, Washington County, Iowa North of HWY 92.

CLICK HERE to Apply to the City of Iowa City, Iowa, Waiting Lists

CLICK HERE if you feel you have been a victim of discrimination

Iowa City Housing Authority Online Payment System (For Repayment Agreements)

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410 E. Washington Street
Iowa City, IA
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