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One of our key missions at Friends of the Family is providing assistance that help individuals overcome barriers to maintaining stable housing. Our housing assistance programs provides rental assistance, case management and advocacy to qualified individual.

Housing Assistance Programs Include:

 

Black Hawk County Housing Project


This Otto Shoitz Foundation funded program has a goal of ending homelessness in Black Hawk County through rental assistance, case management, and financial assistance in the form of rapid rehousing assistance, deposit assistance, or utility allowance. 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Participants must be living in a shelter, on the streets, or in imminent danger of becoming homeless.
  • Create and follow an individual case plan.
  • Meet with a caseworker for in-home visits to work on identifying needs and barriers to maintaining permanent housing including budgeting and life skill development.
  • Work toward self-sufficiency

Supportive Housing & Turning Point Rural Housing Programs

A rental assistance and case management program for residents of Allamakee, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek Counties.  

Program requirements
  • Participants must be living in a shelter, on the streets, or fleeing domestic violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking.
  • Create and follow an individual case plan
  • Meet a caseworker once a week for in-home visits to work on identifying needs and barriers to maintaining permanent housing including budgeting and life skill development
  • Work toward self-sufficiency

**Permanent Supportive Housing - must have a documented disability & chronic homeless status**

Rapid Housing Initiative of North Iowa

This program provides rental assistance for individuals experiencing homelessness for residents of Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Mitchell and Worth Counties.

Program Requirements
  • Participants must be living in a shelter, on the streets, or fleeing domestic violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking.
  • Create and follow an individual case plan
  • Meet a caseworker once a week for in-home visits to work on identifying needs and barriers to maintaining permanent housing including budgeting and life skill development
  • Work toward self-sufficiency

ESG Programming 


The program provides housing assistance to those who are experiencing literal homelessness or are at imminent risk of being homeless for residents of Allamakee, Bremer, Black Hawk, Buchanan, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Howard, Kossuth, Mitchell, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Worth, and Wright Counties.

Program requirements:
  • Participants must lack a fixed, regular, & adequate nighttime residence or be facing imminent loss of their primary residence.
  • Create and follow an individual case plan
  • Meet a caseworker once a week for in-home visits to work on identifying needs and barriers to maintaining permanent housing including budgeting and life skill development
  • Work toward self-sufficiency

Emergency Rental Assistance


The program provides housing assistance to those who are experiencing literal homelessness or are at imminent risk of being homeless for residents of Allamakee, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Howard, Kossuth, Mitchell, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Worth, and Wright Counties.

Program requirements:
  • Participants must lack a fixed, regular, & adequate nighttime residence or be facing imminent loss of their primary residence.
  • Create and follow an individual case plan
  • Meet a caseworker once a week for in-home visits to work on identifying needs and barriers to maintaining permanent housing including budgeting and life skill development
  • Work toward self-sufficiency

 

Contact Us to Learn More About Housing Assistance

If you or someone you know is currently homeless or living in an unsafe place, please call FOF and speak with a member of our staff.

Call Us:

  • Victim Services Hotline: 319-352-0037
  • Housing Services Hotline: 319-233-3094