Section 8 HCV (Housing Choice Voucher)

The Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority has an annual contributions contract to assist up to 983 households within its budget authority, with rental assistance in the seven county region. The participating family chooses a decent, safe, and sanitary rental unit in which to reside. If the landlord agrees to lease the unit to the household under the Section 8 HCV Program, and EIRHA approves the rental unit, the Housing Authority will make monthly housing assistance payments to the landlord to help the household pay their rent each month. Participating households pay a minimum of 30% of their adjusted income for rent and utilities or $50, whichever is greater.

Mainstream Voucher Program –

EIRHA has an annual contributions contract to assist up to 39 households, within its budget authority, with an incremental Mainstream Voucher assistance. The Mainstream Vouchers are tenant-based vouchers that serve households that include a non-elderly person(s) with disabilities, defined as any family that includes a person with disabilities who is at least 18 years old and not yet 62 years old at the effective date of the initial Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Contract.

The participating family chooses a decent, safe, and sanitary rental unit in which to reside. If the landlord agrees to lease the unit to the household under the Section 8 HCV Program, and EIRHA approves the rental unit, EIRHA will make monthly rental payments to the landlord to help the household pay their rent each month. Participating households pay a minimum of 30% of their adjusted income for rent and utilities or $50, whichever is greater.

Foster Youth to Independence Initiative – Tenant Protection Vouchers (FYI – TPV)

The EIRHA has partnered with the local Public Child Welfare Agencies (PCWAs) to assist eligible youth for a period of 36 months. Eligible youth must be referred to EIRHA by the PCWA and meet the following conditions:

    1. Has attained at least 18 years of age and not more than 24 years of age;
    2. Left foster care, or will leave foster care within 90 days, in accordance with a transition plan described in Section 475 (5)(H) of the Social Security Act at age 16 or older; and
    3. Is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. 

Section 8 HCV Mainstream Voucher Program and FYI – TPV Program

S8 Income Limits

Income Based Units

Briefing Packet

Housing List as of 11-16-20

Eligible Counties within the EIRHA jurisdiction

Cities within the eligible Counties

Iowa Housing Search

Application Process

After receipt of the application, applicants are placed on a waiting list. When they reach the top of the waiting list, a briefing packet is completed by the applicant. After the screening process is finished, if the applicant is approved, a Housing Choice Voucher will be issued. When the applicant locates a rental unit, an inspection is then conducted upon receipt of the request for lease approval.

Online Application