Des Moines Municipal Housing Agency (DMMHA)

The Des Moines Municipal Housing Agency (DMMHA) provides Public Housing rental units for qualified low-income families and administers the Section 8 rental assistance program for the Polk County.  These programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Housing And Urban Development (HUD) and administered by DMMHA, the Housing Services Board, and the Municipal Housing Governing Board (Des Moines City Council).


Public Housing Waitlist Changes - Effective MAY 31, 2022

Section 8 Property Owners Needed

Adopted Waivers

Rent is Still Due During the COVID-19 National Emergency

Mainstream Voucher Preference Public Notice

Emergency Housing Voucher

Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program

Renters and landlords can apply for money from the U.S. Department of Treasury's Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program. This money can help with rent, utility bills, and even moving costs. As the CDC moratorium ended on July 31, many renters are worried about catching up on past-due rent and facing eviction. Help is available. The new Rental Assistance Finder allows people to easily find aid based in Iowa.


The mission of the Des Moines Municipal Housing Agency is to provide quality affordable housing opportunities within Des Moines and Polk County, and to facilitate, where possible, self-sufficiency for its clients.

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Office Location
Polk County River Place
2309 Euclid Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50310
Monday – Friday,
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Excluding City holidays

Contact Us
Phone: (515) 323-8950
Fax: (515) 242-2844

Chris Johansen

Chris Johansen