Public Housing Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on August 21st, 2015.

The Central Iowa Housing Authority (CIHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The CIHA covers the following counties:
Boone County offers units in the Cities of Boone and Madrid.
Dallas County offers units in the Cities of Perry and Redfield.
Jasper County offers units in the Cities of Colfax and Newton.
Marion County offers units in the City of Melcher-Dallas.

The CIRHA offers two Public Housing communities with 132 units for families and senior/disabled households.

There are four ways to apply:

  1. Request to have a pre-application mailed or faxed to you by calling (515) 986-1882 from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm CT, Monday-Friday. 
  2. Email the CIRHA at circa@cirhahome.org to request a pre-application.
  3. Visit the CIRHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 1201 SE Gateway Drive, Grimes, IA 50111, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.
  4. Download a pre-application online here, then print and complete. The pre-application is the seventh link down, called "PRELIMINARY APPLICATION."
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. 

No documents are needed at this time.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, visit the CIRHA website, or call the office at (515) 986-1882 from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Summary

  • What: Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Online Application at http://www.cirhahome.org/.
      • Note: If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member's computer/device, or one at a local library.
    • Apply by Phone

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on August 21st, 2015.

The Central Iowa Housing Authority (CIHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The CIHA covers the following counties:
Boone County offers units in the Cities of Boone and Madrid.
Dallas County offers units in the Cities of Perry and Redfield.
Jasper County offers units in the Cities of Colfax and Newton.
Marion County offers units in the City of Melcher-Dallas.

The CIRHA offers two Public Housing communities with 132 units for families and senior/disabled households.

There are four ways to apply:

  1. Request to have a pre-application mailed or faxed to you by calling (515) 986-1882 from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm CT, Monday-Friday. 
  2. Email the CIRHA at circa@cirhahome.org to request a pre-application.
  3. Visit the CIRHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 1201 SE Gateway Drive, Grimes, IA 50111, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.
  4. Download a pre-application online here, then print and complete. The pre-application is the seventh link down, called "PRELIMINARY APPLICATION."
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. 

No documents are needed at this time.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, visit the CIRHA website, or call the office at (515) 986-1882 from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Summary

  • What: Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Online Application at http://www.cirhahome.org/.
      • Note: If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member's computer/device, or one at a local library.
    • Apply by Phone

Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

This information was last updated on March 31st, 2016.

Please note: The Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority covers the Counties of Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, and Story, IA.

The Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority (CIRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download, print and complete the pre-application on the CIRHA website. Scroll down to the link titled "PRELIMINARY APPLICATION."
  2. Call the CIRHA office at (515) 986-1882.
Important note: Applicants will receive a confirmation number when either applying, or being placed on the waiting list, depending on housing authority policy. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

If any of your application information changes from the time you submitted the original pre-application (such as contact information, income, and household members), inform the housing authority immediately. In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.


For more information, visit the CIRHA website, or call the office at (515) 986-1882.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Cirha Public Housi 95/100 09/19/2013

Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of Iowa:

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