Polk County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

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.


2309 Euclid Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310, USA

Phone 515-323-8950 | Fax 515-242-2844

The Des Moines Municipal Housing Agency (DMMHA) provides Public Housing rental units for low-income qualified families and administers the Section 8 rental assistance program for Polk County.  These programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Housing And Urban Development (HUD).

  • Low-income housing units


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