Housing Services Office

2309 Euclid Ave, Des Moines, IA, USA

Phone 5153238950 | Fax 5152422844


Program: Public Housing

The Public Housing program consists of rental units, within the City of Des Moines, owned and managed by the Department of Housing Services. Upon acceptance of a unit, participants enter into a lease agreement with the Department of Housing Services and pay approximately 30% of their monthly adjusted income for rent.

Services:

  • Housing
  • Support services for independent living

Eligibility:

Applicants must be an individual who is single, disabled, or over the age of 62 years, a family whose members are elderly or disabled, or a family whose members are not elderly or disabled.

Additional eligibility requirements are as follows:
• One member of the household must be a U.S. citizen or non-citizen with eligible status
• Applicants for the Public Housing Program must be at least 18 years of age
• Must meet income eligibility requirements as established by HUD
• Must successfully pass screening criteria which includes, but is not limited to: no negative past participation in Federally subsidized programs, acceptable arrest history, acceptable rental history
• Does not owe any money to a federally subsidized housing program

Intake Process:

Applications are available online, or in person at the Housing Services Office. You must complete a pre-application prior to submitting an application. You must apply during a time the waitlist is open.

Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program provides rental assistance to low-income families and individuals who are elderly or disabled. Participants in the Section 8 program pay 30-40% of their monthly adjusted income for rent.

Eligible applicants for Section 8 program are given a Housing Choice Voucher and 60 days to find an approved rental unit. The Section 8 program provides rental assistance to participants who want to rent from a private landlord. Participants may choose the type of housing they wish to rent. Prior to being placed under the program and at least annually thereafter each unit must pass a Housing Quality Standards inspection to ensure that the unit is a safe and decent place to live.

Services:

  • Housing

Eligibility:

Eligibility for the Section 8 is determined by family composition, arrest history, past participation in federally subsidized programs, rental history, and income guidelines determined by HUD for Des Moines.

Additional eligibility requirements follow:
• One member of the household must be a U.S. citizen or non-citizen with eligible status
• Must meet income eligibility requirements as established by HUD
• Must successfully pass screening criteria which includes, but is not limited to: no negative past participation in Federally subsidized programs, acceptable arrest history and does not owe any money to a federally subsidized housing program.

Intake Process:

In order to receive Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program assistance, you must apply during a time period the waiting list is open. Please contact Des Moines Muncipal Housing Agency to determine if the waiting list is open.

Section 8 vouchers will be issued to applicants on the waiting list as the vouchers become available by participants leaving the Section 8 Program.

Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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