Derecho Assistance

The Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Corporation (EIRHC) was awarded $364,000 in funding by the Iowa Finance Authority through the federal HOME program in order to assist eligible renters impacted by the August 10, 2020 derecho. The funding awarded to the EIRHC may assist eligible Iowans who resided in Benton, Boone, Cedar, Clinton, Jasper, Linn, Marshall, Polk, Poweshiek, Scott, Story or Tama County at the time of the natural disaster.

Eligible renters must also have a household income of at or below 60% of the area median income, and must reside in one of the following counties in order to receive assistance through the EIRHC: Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque (excluding the city of Dubuque), Jackson, Jones, or Scott.

Derecho Assistance Income Limits

Renters in need of assistance can contact Mindy Wiley at: 563.588.1963 or mwiley@ecia.org with any additional questions or to apply.