Poweshiek Housing Assistance Fund2021-04-28T14:20:16-06:00
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FUNDING GUIDELINES

  • Funding will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis

  • Funding will be paid directly to landlords or public entities such as utility companies

  • An annual cap of $500 of funding to benefit per individual

  • All individuals that receive assistance remain anonymous

  • Applications/reimbursement forms must be completed by the Grinnell Housing Authority on behalf of individuals. When completing the form, a “Client #” must be assigned to each individual in order to maintain anonymity.

  • Grinnell Housing Authority’s rent subsidy program helps qualified families and individuals pay rent.
    This income based program’s purpose is to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing. Please contact to refer an individual in need:

    Susan Hiner
    Executive Director
    520 4th Avenue
    Grinnell, Iowa 50112
    PH: 641-236-2611
    FAX: 641-236-9255
    Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Thursday
    **By Appointment Only due to COVID-19, no public access to the building
    CUT-OFF DATE: 22nd of Each Month

Poweshiek Housing Assistance Fund

The Poweshiek Housing Assistance Fund was established in 2020 by the Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation after a local Housing Coalition was formed over growing concerns of homelessness in Poweshiek County. Due to the negative impact of COVID-19 and the Derecho Storm of 2020 on individuals and families, there is a desperate need to provide assistance to those who are on the verge of homelessness and/or housing insecure in Poweshiek County.

Applications/reimbursement forms must be completed by the Grinnell Housing Authority on behalf of individuals. Please see information on the left side of the page on how to contact this agency.

Criteria for individuals receiving funds located in Poweshiek County:

  1. Assistance for rental deposits or back rent
  2. Assistance for utility bills related to obtaining housing
  3. Assistance for mitigating damage to a rental unit
  4. Assistance to obtain legal documents in order to apply for other housing funding assistance in the county
  5. Assistance for other extenuating circumstances related to obtaining housing and will be determined on a case by case basis
  6. Funds will not be paid directly to individuals receiving assistance but will be paid directly to reimburse landlords and/or other entities for utility or document fees.
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