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Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program helps people pay rent to a private landlord in Polk County, Iowa.  The waiting list is currently closed for Section 8.

Eligibility is determined by

  • HUD’s income guidelines (50% of median family income)
  • Family composition
  • Arrest history
  • Past participation in federally subsidized programs

Eligible applicants

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • One member of the household must be a US citizen or non-citizen with eligible status
  • Applicants having any drug related charge within the past two years will be denied.

Participants in the Section 8 Program pay approximately 30% to 40% of their monthly adjusted income for rent.

Check your current position on the Section 8 Housing waiting list at any time

Find available rental units accepting Section 8

Project Based Vouchers (PBV)

  • A rental assistance program for eligible families and individuals who live in specific housing developments or units within Polk County
  • DMMHA enters into a housing assistance payment contract with the owner for specified rental units for a specified term.