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Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority (SIRHA) provides rent assistance or rent subsidy to low income individuals, families, elderly, or disabled who meet qualifying program guidelines utilizing the different programs we offer.

SIRHA operates 2 rental assistance programs: Public Housing (125 units) and Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (1132 vouchers).


Public Housing Program

SIRHA is the landlord and rents these units to eligible families. Our Public Housing units are scattered throughout six counties.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

Families with a Section 8 voucher choose and lease safe, decent, and affordable privately owned rental housing. Participants are able to find their own housing; including single-family homes, duplexes, apartments, and mobile homes.

Please note if you are interested in one or both programs you must fill out a preliminary SIRHA application. You may call or email SIRHA and request an application to be mailed to you or you may click on the preliminary application link.

WAITING LIST PREFERENCES

SIRHA has adopted a waiting list and gives preferences based on Residency, Disability or Handicap, and Veterans.

What happens if I move before I reach the top of the list?

We contact families when they are at the top of the waiting list. Periodically, we may also contact families to update information on our waiting list. Therefore, families must contact us in writing at the following address in order to maintain eligibility.

SIRHA
219 N. Pine Street
Creston, IA 50801

PHONE:  641-782-8585
FAX:  641-782-5900

You may also submit any and all changes by emailing the following staff that covers the county you live in.

Samantha– Section 8 Specialist for Page and Pottawattamie counties (excluding Council Bluffs)
samantha@sirha-ia.org

Karen– Section 8 Specialist for Decatur, Fremont, Montgomery, Ringgold, and Taylor counties PLUS Nebraska City, NE
karen@sirha-ia.org

Tiffany– Section 8 Specialist for Adair, Cass, and Clarke counties (excluding Stuart)
tscott@sirha-ia.org

Temporarily:  For Adair-Karen, Mills-Samantha, and Union-Tiffany.

What if I’m currently homeless?

If you are homeless, we MUST at the least have a way to contact you; either by email, phone, or an actual mailing address.

SIRHA DOES NOT PROVIDE EMERGENCY HOUSING ASSISTANCE!

Criminal background checks

SIRHA will conduct criminal background checks on all members of the home that are 18 years of age and older. If applicants fail to report arrests, charges, or convictions, they may be ineligible for housing assistance.

(VAWA)
Violence Against Women Act of 2005
Click here for Certification of Domestic Violence Form HUD-5382

About Us

Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority (SIRHA) provides rent assistance or rent subsidy to low income individuals, families, elderly or disabled who meet qualifying program guidelines utilizing the different programs we offer.

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Location

219 N. Pine St.
Creston, Iowa 50801

Ph: 641-782-8585
Fax: 641-782-5900
Email: sirha@sirha-ia.org

Hours

Monday
8:00am - Noon

Tuesday thru Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm