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 (1102 vouchers). 

Public Housing Program

SIRHA is the landlord and rents these units to eligible tenants.  Our Public Housing units are scattered throughout six counties.  Click Here for Public Housing information.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher 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. Click Here for Section 8 information.

Please note if you are interested in one or both programs you must fill out a SIRHA application.  You may call SIRHA and request an application to be mailed to you or you may click on the following rental application link to apply for rent assistance Click Here for Application information.


SIRHA has adopted Waiting List Preferences and gives a preference for Residency, Disabled or Handicapped and Veterans. 

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

We contact people by mail when they are at the top of the waiting list.  Periodically we may also contact people my mail to update information on our waiting list.  Therefore you must contact us in writing at the following address if your address changes to maintain eligibility on our waiting lists.

219 N. Pine Street
Creston, IA50801


FAX: 782-5900

You may also submit address changes by emailing the following Staff that covers the county you live in.

  Bri Ext. 1019

 Mills, Adams and Union

 Samantha Ext. 1017

 Pottawattamie and Page

Tiffany Ext. 1014

Cass, Adair and Clarke

Karen Ext. 1022

Montgomery, Ringgold, Decatur, Fremont, Taylor and Nebraska City, NE


What if I’m currently homeless?

If you are homeless, we must have a mailing address for you.  You can use the address of a friend or relative.  We recommend that you use the address of someone who will be able to get in touch with you.  SIRHA does not provide emergency housing assistance. 

 How long can I expect to wait before receiving assistance?

Our waiting list is based on a point system with the preferences the applicant qualifies for. If you have questions regarding our preference waiting list give us a call at 641-782-8585 Ext. 1010.

Criminal background checks

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


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