Housing Authority of the City of Cedar Falls

220 Clay Street
Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa 50613

Housing Authority of the City of Cedar Falls is a Public Housing Agency in Cedar Falls, Iowa that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Housing Authority of the City of Cedar Falls serves Cedar Falls.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Cedar Falls, Iowa Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Housing Authority of the City of Cedar Falls Waiting Lists

Closed: Cedar Falls, Iowa Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Cedar Falls (HACCF) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher wait list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on August 13, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete an application in person.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Families with dependent children under the age of 18, who have legal domicile in Cedar Falls or work in Cedar Falls.
  • Elderly Head of Household (62 years or older).
  • Disabled Head of Household.
  • Families with dependent children under the age of 18, who do not have legal domicile in Cedar Falls.
  • Single non-elderly, non-disabled individuals.

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HACCF Section 8 page, or the HACCF website.

Last Updated on 10/13/2019.

About Housing Authority of the City of Cedar Falls

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Cedar Falls can be found on its website at https://www.cedarfalls.com/1063/Section-8-Housing-Assistance.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Cedar Falls may be available by phone at (319) 273-8669. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/17/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Cedar Falls is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of the City of Cedar Falls Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of Cedar Falls manages 216 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 214 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $444 $516
Monthly Cost $95,030 $1,032

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Cedar Falls

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 8% having issued approximately 25 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 13 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $12,402 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 65% 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, 50% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

40% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 37% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

29% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 26% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Cedar Falls Housing Choice Voucher program, 33% include at least one person with a disability. 50% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 79% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

44% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 18% with 3 or more bedrooms. 12% 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 Housing Authority of the City of Cedar Falls voucher holders in 2016 was $322 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $407. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $104.



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.