Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority

This housing agency serves Boone County, Dallas County, Jasper County, Madison County, Marion County, Story County, Iowa. Service does not extend to Knoxville and Service does not extend to Pella, Iowa.

Waiting List
Open Until Further Notice: Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, and Story County, Iowa Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting List Learn More

Open Until Further Notice: Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, and Story County, Iowa Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority (CIRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, since at least February 8, 2019, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download, print and complete the application on the CIRHA website. Scroll down to the link titled "Preliminary Application."
  2. Call the CIRHA office at (515) 986-1882.

For more information, visit the CIRHA website here.

Open Until Further Notice: Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting List

The Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority (CIRHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least February 8, 2019, until further notice. 

Please note: The CIRHA offers has Public Housing units in the cities of Boone and Madrid in Boone County; Perry and Redfield in Dallas County; Colfax and Newton in Jasper County; and Melcher-Dallas in Marion County.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application the application online. Select the "Preliminary Application" link.
  2. Pick up an application at the CIRHA office located at 1201 SE Gateway Drive, Grimes, Iowa 50111, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm CT. 

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be:

  1. Mailed to the CIRHA office located at 1201 SE Gateway Drive, Grimes, Iowa, 50111. 
  2. Dropped off at the address above, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

This waiting list has no preferences.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the CIRHA website here.

About The Agency

Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 1,140 low- and moderate-income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

1201 Southeast Gateway Drive, Grimes, IA

Visit Website(515) 986-1882

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How large is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority?

Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority serves 1,098 low-income households. The agency manages 1,029 Housing Choice Vouchers and 121 public housing units.

What are the incomes of residents served by the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority?

Extremely low-income (ELI) renters, earning less than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI), make up 79 percent of households served by Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority. Very low-income renters earn less than 50% AMI, and are 98 percent of Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority households.

How many Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority residents are employed?

Working adults head 274 households and make up 25 percent of households served by Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.

How many female-headed renter households are served by the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority?

There are 834 female-headed renter households living in Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority housing. Households headed by females are 76% of those served by the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.

What racial and ethnic groups are found among Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority renters?

Black 176
Native American 11
Asian-Pacific Islander 11
White 867
Hispanic 44

How many senior-headed renter households are served by Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority?

There are 384 households headed by seniors served by the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority. Senior households are 35% of households in Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority housing.

How many households headed by persons with disabilities live in Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority housing?

There are 252 persons with disabilities living in Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority housing. Persons with disabilities are the head of 23% of households served by the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.

How does HUD rate the performance of the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority?

The Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority is rated as a high performer by HUD.

HUD rates the performance of Public Housing Agencies. The department looks at physical condition of properties, financial condition, management operations, and use of Public Housing Capital Funds for improvements.

Public Housing Communities Managed by Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority

Cirha Public Housing

305 Greene St, Boone, Iowa 50036

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible