Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority
1201 SE Gateway Drive
Grimes , Dallas County , IA

515-986-1882

Waiting List Status: Open

The Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority waiting list is open.  Their website is down but you can see details about their program by visiting this Internet Archive page from 2012.

You can get a preliminary application by calling the housing authority.

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 132 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,008 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (12%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (88%) to that of all housing authorities in Iowa, Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Iowa.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority scored an average of 97 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 84 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Iowa is 82.79.

Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Iowa housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 94. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Cirha Public Housing has a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 8/10/11 Plan
2010 9/24/10 Plan
2008 8/22/08 Plan
2007 11/1/07 Plan
2006 9/20/06 Plan
2005 9/20/05 Plan
2004 10/22/04 Plan
2003 8/27/03 Plan
2002 8/30/02 Plan
2001 9/25/01 Plan
2000 10/3/00 Plan

Affordable Apartments in Grimes from ApartmentSmart

2

Public Housing Projects

132

Public Housing Units

1,008

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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