The Governor announced additional funds for the CARES Act to support Iowa renters and homeowners at-risk of eviction or foreclosure due to a COVID-19-related loss of income, on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020.

The Iowa Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention program has now allocated a total of $37.4 million, with approximately $8 million remaining available. The deadline to apply for rent and mortgage assistance as well as utility assistance through the Iowa Residential Utility Disruption Prevention program is Dec. 4, 2020.  

The programs are funded through federal CARES Act funds, which requires that all funds be used by Dec. 30, 2020.  

To be eligible for either program: 

  • Must have a documented COVID-19-related loss of income on or after March 17, 2020. 
  • Household income at the time of application may not exceed 80% median family income, which varies by county and household size and is included in the applications.

To learn more about the program, visit and make sure to apply on or before Dec. 4, 2020. For more Iowa City COVID-19 information and resources, visit

Date of publication

Friday, November 20, 2020