Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)

Beginning in March of 2014 the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Corporation (EIRHC) was awarded funding through the Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) HOME Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Program. Each contract has funding available for approximately a two-year period.

Through the TBRA program, 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 TBRA Program, and the EIRHC approves the rental unit, the Housing Corporation 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.

In addition to monthly housing payment assistance, qualifying families may also be eligible to receive upfront security deposit assistance. The security deposit assistance cannot exceed an amount greater than two months’ rent, or $200.

In order to receive TBRA assistance through the EIRHC, qualifying participants must reside within the EIRHC’s jurisdiction.

For more information, please contact staff at (563) 588-1963.

Briefing Packet

Available Housing List as of 7-10-20

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Tenant Based Rent Assistance (TBRA) Program Income Limits-Effective 6-28-19

PERSONS    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Cedar County
60% AMI 
32,340 36,960 41,580  43,140 46,200 49,920 53,640   57,300
Clinton County
60% AMI
 29,160 33,360 37,500 41,640   45,000 48,360 51,660 55,020
Delaware County
60% AMI
31,920 36,480 41,040 45,540 49,200 52,860 56,520 60,120
Dubuque County
60% AMI
34,200 39,120 43,980 48,840 52,800 56,700 60,600 64,500
Jackson County
60% AMI     
29,160 33,360 37,500 41,640 45,000 48,360 51,660 55,020
 
Jones County
60% AMI     
30,960 35,340 39,780 44,160 47,700 51,240 54,780 58,320
 
Scott County
60% AMI   
30,540 34,920 39,300 43,620 47,160 50,640 54,120 57,600