Rent Reimbursement

Administration of the Program

Beginning January 1, 2023, the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will manage the Rent Reimbursement program.

Changes to How You Will Apply

We are excited to announce that applicants will now apply for Rent Reimbursement online! We worked hard to make this new process easier for you and anticipate you will receive your payment faster.

You can apply for reimbursement for 2022 and 2021 claims starting Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 8 a.m. using any device that connects to the internet.

Income Limits

To be eligible for Rent Reimbursement for claim year 2021, your total annual household income must be less than $24,354.

To be eligible for Rent Reimbursement for claim year 2022, your total annual household income must be less than $25,328

How to Turn in Proof for the Information We Need

When you apply online, you will be given information about how to include the proof we need to review your claim. You can submit any required proof at the same time you apply online. Please click on this link to see a more complete list of what you may need to provide to us. Generally, you may need to provide proof of:

  • Identity;
  • Disability;
  • Income; and
  • Rent paid.

Receiving Rent Reimbursement

When you apply online, you will get to choose how you receive your payment. You can either have the money deposited directly into your bank account or have a paper check mailed to you.  

Don't Have Access to the Internet?

There are many agencies that can help you apply for Rent Reimbursement. If you need help, please click on this link Agencies That Can Help You Apply for Rent Reimbursement to see the agencies in your area that can help you. To get help, contact the agency directly. The agencies will also have paper forms available if you cannot apply.

I Haven’t Received My Payment for an Application I Already Turned In. How Do I Find Out About That?

Rent Reimbursement claims recieved in December 2022 will be processed by HHS in January of 2023. You can access the status of your claim by clicking here

Still Need Help?

Call to speak with the Rent Reimbursement team at 515-420-6077