Housing, Homeless, Home Repair

Iowa Housing Help

Filling out this information is the first step in accessing rental and/or other assistance for persons experiencing or at risk of a housing crisis or homelessness in Iowa.  Upon completion of this form, if you provided your email address, you will receive a verification email with more information about the next steps of the process.  If you do not have an email address, you will receive a communication, usually within 2 business days.  Completion of this form does not guarantee assistance.

To connect you with a local agency that may be able to help, we need to collect some information.  This information will be entered into a database that is shared with agencies across the state that have signed a confidentiality agreement.  This allows agency staff to quickly access your information and connect you with programs for which you may qualify. By submitting this form you are authorizing this data to be shared with the Iowa housing/homeless provider network. For further details please see the privacy policy located at the bottom of the page.

If you are under 18 years old, your information will be forwarded to a youth services provider.  If you would like to contact a youth provider directly, you can CLICK HERE to find that information.

If you have safety concerns related to domestic violence or sexual assault and do not wish to enter your information here, you may reach out to a local Victim Service Provider directly.  You can CLICK HERE or call the statewide hotline at 1-800-770-1650.

If you need help navigating the Portal you can CLICK HERE to access a video walkthrough. 


Rent or Deposit Assistance

Central Iowa Shelter and Services, Rolling Hills Region

  • Shelter, meals, and support services at no cost to adults experiencing homelessness, while also facilitating their move towards self-sufficiency.
  • Coordinated Entry
  • Rolling Hills Coalition: 15 counties in Southeast Iowa including Jasper County. 
  • Iowa Housing Help: to connect with a designated lead agency in your area.. The information will be put into a database that is shared with agencies across the state that have signed a confidentiality agreement.  Link. Iowa Housing Help link

Key words: Rent, deposit assistance, homelessness, homeless, housing help, home, eviction, rental, rental assistance, rent assistance

1420 Mulberry St.
Des Moines, IA 50309

Bethel Mission

Services offered include a men's shelter, inpatient/detox facilties, and more.

1310 6th Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50314
Other Categories: Substance Misuse and Treatment

Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority (CIRHA)

  • Provides ongoing rental assistance for public and sectiSectionusing to individuals and families that qualify.
  • Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority aims to promote affordable, decent, safe, and sanitary housing by assisting qualified families in a non-discriminatory manner, encouraging self-sufficiency and individual responsibility, while maintaining the public trust.
  • Keywords: housing, rental, landlords
1201 S.E. Gateway Dr.
Grimes, IA 50111

Door of Faith Transitional Living Program for Men

6701 S.W. 9th St.
Des Moines, IA 50315

Habitat for Humanity of Jasper County

A nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. We believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities.

Keywords: home repair, ramps, home ownership

2200 E. Euclid Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50317
Other Categories: Volunteer Opportunities

Heal House of Iowa

HEAL House of Iowa endeavors to provide a hand-UP to Warren County, Iowa children, families, and individuals in housing distress and/or for those individuals identifying themselves as homeless by providing safe housing support and resource services. HEAL House of Iowa will assist served individuals in identifying and linking to social supports, established services, and available financial resources that have the potential to bridge the individual from homelessness to successfully housed.

906 South Jefferson Way
Indianola, IA 50125

Hope Center for Women and Children

Short-term shelter and a free long-term (up to two years) life recovery program.

3333 E. University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50317

Hotel Maytag Apartments

Historical property located in Downtown Newton. Apartments are all equip with stainless steel appliances (stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher) There is a stack washer and dryer in every apartment. Large windows thru out the apartments that provide a abundance of natural light. Storage units available with every apartment. Parking provided with every apartment. Grocery store is within walking distance as well as many shopping and recreations. This building is mixed use with a restaurant, movie theater, and other businesses located on the ground floor. There is also a grand ballroom located on the 2nd floor. Wonderful opportunity to live in a Historical Apartment complex that has been restored to the finest .

105 N 2nd Ave E
Newton, IA 50208

HUD Des Moines Field Office

Income based rental programs.

210 Walnut St., Room 937
Des Moines, IA 50309

IMPACT Community Action Partnership

IMPACT Community Action Partnership reduces the barriers and burdens that families in poverty experience by increasing access to essential needs. Assistance may be available for food and personal hygiene, utilities (heat, water, and cooling), housing (rent, deposit, and mortgage), and emergency needs.
All services are available in the office, over the phone, and by a scheduled home visit. Several programs can also be accessed via online application, email, or postal mail. See our website or contact our team by phone or email to learn more. 


3226 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311

Iowa Finance Authority - Housing

  • Affordable Housing
  • Homelessness
  • Business Owners
  • Homeowner Assistance Fund- Home Repair 
  • Property Owners
  • Renter Program
1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 200
Des Moines, IA 50315

Jasper County Veterans Affairs VA

 Helps with the following claim forms: compensation, pension, burial, headstone application, education, dependency and indemnity, eligibility verification report, healthcare, insurance, dental, and home loans. Indigent veteran assistance is also available for housing, food, and utilities. Transportation for medical visits in coordination with RSVP/Jasper Co. Rides. 

315 W. 3rd St. N., Suite 250
Newton, IA 50208

Newton Housing Development Corporation

Newton Housing Development Corporation was founded in 1990 as a 501(c)(3); focused on growing the community of Newton, IA.

Key words: Housing initiatives, local grants, residential development, realtors, rental housing, home preservation, Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority

123 W. 2nd St. N., PO Box 102
Newton, IA 50208

The Refuge in Winterset

One-on-one addiction counseling and a full time recovery residential program.

Other Categories: Substance Misuse and Treatment


Baxter Park Apartments

Our focus is on simplifying life for you. We work to balance affordability with desired amenities—safety with convenience. We've got your back on the home front. From timely maintenance to online payments, we're here to make living easy. Apartments rented to people 18 years and older.

206 E Harrison Court & 200 W State Street
Baxter, IA 50028

Greystone Apartments

Our lovely 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartments come equipped with a full kitchen appliance package and ample cabinetry. There is extra storage and tons of natural light.  The apartments are all-electric and have refreshed cabinetry and flooring throughout. 

The 3 bedroom townhomes have private entrances and patios, as well as an exterior storage unit for each townhome. The first floor is made up of a large living room and eat-in kitchen, with storage tucked under the stairs. Upstairs, you'll find 3 bedrooms, a full bathroom, and extra storage as well. 

Apartments are rented to those 18 years and older.

1501 N 11th Ave E
Newton, IA 50208

Linden Place Apartments in Newton

Linden Place offers apartments in Newton, Iowa to residents age 55 years and older, as well as persons with mobility impairments. Our 1-bedroom apartment homes are available to residents from all walks of life, even those who qualify to not pay more than 30 percent of their annual income for rent and utilities--- with the exception of telephone, cable TV, and Internet. In addition to well-designed apartments, residents will enjoy a large meeting room for gatherings, a craft room, a library, and a beauty shop.

Apartments are rented to those 62 and older or those with disabilities

1105 E. 12th St. S
Newton, IA 50208

Newton Park Apartments

Our focus is on simplifying life for you. We work to balance affordability with desired amenities—safety with convenience. We've got your back on the home front. From timely maintenance to online payments, we're here to make living easy. 

1425 N 11th Ave NE
Newton, IA 50208


Ellipsis (formerly Youth Emergency Services & Shelter - YESS)

Our impact ranges from ensuring kids’ basic needs for food, shelter, education, and caring social interaction are met, to facilitating immeasurable, trajectory-changing personal changes — the impact of which ripples across our communities. 

PO Box 39
Johnston, IA 50131
Other Categories: Food Assistance, Mental Health

Food Pantries in Jasper County

Salvation Army- Newton

Emergency assistance with rent and utilities for low-income residents of Jasper County who have received utility disconnects or rental evictions. Also offers food pantry, clothing, and household assistance.

301 N. 2nd Ave. E.
Newton, IA 50208

Free Lunch

Connections Peer Support- Capstone

  • Lunch service Monday - Friday.
  • Warming and Cooling Shelter from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m
  • For Mental Health - see Capstone BH link
306 N. 3rd Ave. E.
Newton, IA 50208

Discover Hope 517 Ministry

  • Free community meals are available. Hours Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
  • Showers available from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Warming and cooling location from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Men's restoration house- transitional housing (Holds up to 12 men) see website for application. 
733 1st Ave. E.
Newton, IA 50208
Monday thru Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Home Repairs

Iowa Homeowner Assistance - Iowa Finance Authority


Iowa Homeowner Assistance Fund- Home Repair The goal of the Iowa Home Repair Pilot Program is to prevent homeowner displacement by assisting with home repairs to maintain the habitability of the home.

Iowa Finance Authority: Find a program https://www.iowafinance.com/find-a-program/

1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 200
Des Moines, IA 50315

Rebuilding Together - Greater Des Moines

Rebuilding Together volunteers will participate our annual 2024 Rebuilding Days. Volunteers will complete critical home repairs to help more than 100+ low-income families throughout Greater Des Moines.

We utilize over 700 volunteers for these projects. We join together to revitalize our city and help our neighbors stay safe, healthy and dry.

Examples of home repairs that may be provided: repairing or replacing flooring, windows, steps, wheelchair ramps, stabilizing a shower, kitchen cabinet installs, removal and install of back steps, landscaping, and repainting of exterior and many more. These improvements will enable the families to live in a safe and healthy home.

1111 Ninth Street, suite 265
Des Moines, IA 50314
Other Categories: Volunteer Opportunities

USDA Rural Development

The agency’s direct and guaranteed rural credit programs help families find affordable housing, and assist. businesses, and allow communities to build or improve facilities. Located in the Iowa Rural Development State Office in Des Moines, Iowa.

Housing repair loan and grant programs. https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/single-family-housing-programs/single-family-housing-repair-loans-grants.

Keywords: home repairs



210 Walnut St., Room 873
Des Moines, IA 50309
800-414-1226, Iowa office 515-284-4663

Ramps & Equipment

Kid Assist

  • Loan of equipment such as walkers, bath & toileting aids, adapted bikes, low-tech switches & toys, bedside tables, adapted swim aids, swings, & other types of positioning aids with disabilities can have the opportunity to experience an improved quality of life.
  • Ramps assistance may be available.
213 N. 3rd Ave. E.
Newton, IA 50208
Other Categories: Disability Services

Rent or Deposit Assistance

Rent Reimbursement - HHS Iowa

If you’re a low-income Iowan aged 65 or older or a low-income disabled adult you may be eligible for a partial reimbursement of your rent.

When you apply online, you will be given information about how to include the proof we need to review your claim. You can submit any required proof at the same time you apply online.  Generally, you may need to provide proof of:

  • Identity
  • Disability
  • Income
  • Rent paid



Sexual Assault

Crisis Intervention Services CIS (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Survivors of Homicide)

Crisis Intervention Services (CIS) provides advocacy and support services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

The mission of Crisis Intervention Services is to work to end sexual assault and domestic violence in our communities through support, emergency safe housing, counseling, and prevention through education.

Our vision is to accomplish the greatest amount of good, to as many survivors as possible, through compassion, crisis counseling,
holistic healing services, and advocacy.

  • Domestic Violence
  • Temporary Emergency Shelter
  • Sexual Assault
  • Violent Crimes Services 
PO Box 6
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
800-270-1620 or 641-673-0336
Other Categories: Mental Health, Domestic Violence

Utility assistance, Eviction prevention

Jasper County General Assistance

Low-income Jasper County residents’ assistance for individuals applying for Social Security Disability, crisis funds to avoid utility disconnect or eviction, and a 1 time fill for certain meds. 

Keywords: medication help, rent assistance, emergency funds

315 W. 3rd St. N. Suite 200
Newton, IA 50208
8-4:30, M-F

Disclaimer: This information was provided by agencies in the community. It may not be all-encompassing and some information changes often. For Jasper County offices and contact information, browse our county directory.

Updates: If you have an addition or edit to our Resource Guide, please contact us at jaspercocares@jasperia.org.

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