Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority

7600 Commerce Park
Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa 52002

Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Dubuque, Iowa that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, and Family Self-sufficiency programs. As of November 14th, 2019, Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority has 5 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson, Jones, and Scott County, Iowa Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Family Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Senior Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Waiting List is open indefinitely. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority serves Cedar County, Clinton County, Delaware County, Dubuque County, Jackson County, Jones County and Scott County but does not serve Camanche, Clinton, Davenport and Dubuque.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson, Jones, and Scott County, Iowa Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Family Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Senior Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Open Until Further Notice
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Open Until Further Notice

Open Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson, Jones, and Scott County, Iowa Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority (EIRHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, since at least December 26, 2018, until further notice.

To apply, complete the online application here.

This waiting list may have the following preferences: Live or work Locally; Live in Dubuque, Delaware, Jackson, Jones, Cedar or Clinton County for at least the last three years; Live in Dubuque, Delaware, Jackson, Jones, Cedar or Clinton County for less than three years; Disabled.

For more information, visit the EIRHA Section 8 HCV page here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (563) 556-4166.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/02/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Family Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority (EIRHA) Family Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least December 26, 2018, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here.

This waiting list may have the following preferences: Live or work Locally; Live in Dubuque, Delaware, Jackson, Jones, Cedar or Clinton County for at least the last three years; Live in Dubuque, Delaware, Jackson, Jones, Cedar or Clinton County for less than three years; Disabled.

For more information, visit the EIRHA Public Housing page here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (563) 556-4166.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/02/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority (EIRHA) Elderly Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least December 26, 2018, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here.

This waiting list may have the following preferences: Live or work Locally; Live in Dubuque, Delaware, Jackson, Jones, Cedar or Clinton County for at least the last three years; Live in Dubuque, Delaware, Jackson, Jones, Cedar or Clinton County for less than three years; Disabled.

For more information, visit the EIRHA Public Housing page here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (563) 556-4166.

Last Updated on 01/02/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority (EIRHA) Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) waiting list is currently open, since at least December 26, 2018, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here.

This waiting list may have the following preferences: Live or work Locally; Live in Dubuque, Delaware, Jackson, Jones, Cedar or Clinton County for at least the last three years; Live in Dubuque, Delaware, Jackson, Jones, Cedar or Clinton County for less than three years; Disabled.

For more information, visit the EIRHA Tax Credit page here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (563) 556-4166.

Last Updated on 01/02/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority (EIRHA) United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) waiting list is currently open, since at least December 26, 2018, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here.

This waiting list may have the following preferences: Live or work Locally; Live in Dubuque, Delaware, Jackson, Jones, Cedar or Clinton County for at least the last three years; Live in Dubuque, Delaware, Jackson, Jones, Cedar or Clinton County for less than three years; Disabled.

For more information, visit the EIRHA United States Department of Agriculture page here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (563) 556-4166.

Last Updated on 01/02/2019.

About Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority

More information about Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://eirha.org/.

Representatives of Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority may be available by phone at (563) 556-4166. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 7:00am to 4:00pm CT.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 7:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 7:00am-4:00pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 12/26/2018, Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

More information about the EIRHA Housing Choice Voucher Section 8 program can be found here.

Public Housing Program

More information about the EIRHA Public Housing program can be found here.

Homeownership Voucher Program

More information about the EIRHA Home Ownership program can be found here.

 

Family Self-sufficiency Program

More information about EIRHA Family Self-Sufficiency program can be found here.


About the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority manages 889 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 862 13 14
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $426 $425 $722
Monthly Cost $367,175 $5,526 $10,113

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 15% having issued approximately 55 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 24 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $10,765 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 80% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% of households had wages as a major source of income, 5% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 57% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 59% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

52% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

32% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 29% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 35% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 47% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

27% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 29% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $271 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $516. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $131.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


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