Des Moines Municipal Housing Agency (DMMHA)
COVID-19: Up to three months of rental/mortgage assistance is available to qualifying residents. Learn More
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 Notice - Section 8 Waitlist Opening
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.View our Public Housing Communities