Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Section 8 Waiting Lists in Iowa

As of April 5th 2020, there are 15 Section 8 waiting lists that are open now, opening soon, or always open in Iowa.

Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Until Further Notice

There are 15 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting Lists in Iowa that are either always open or that have not announced a closing date.

There are 70 housing authorities in Iowa which offer the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. For more on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program visit the Housing Choice Voucher section of our Low Income Housing Renter's Guide.

Closed Section 8 Waiting Lists

The following waiting lists have been confirmed to be closed in the last two years.

Waiting List Closed Date
Benton and Linn County, Iowa Closed on October 14th, 2019
Cedar Falls, IA Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on August 13th, 2019
Polk County, Iowa Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on July 20th, 2018