• Bank On Central Iowa

    Bank On Central Iowa program is a national model for promoting access to mainstream financial services, supporting working families, and strengthening local economies. It connects people without bank accounts to affordable financial services including checking, savings, and financial education opportunities.


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  • Personal Pantry

    The personal pantry program assists families ensure clean homes, health, and wellbeing by providing cleaning and personal hygiene products. Donations are accepted year-round.


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Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program provides rental assistance to low-income families and elderly or disabled individuals who rent from a private landlord. Eligibility for the Section 8 program is determined by family composition and income guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which provides the program funding. Approximately 3,200 households are served through Section 8 programs. The DMMHA administers the Section 8 program throughout Polk County. Participants in the Section 8 program pay 30-40% of the household's monthly adjusted gross income toward their housing expenses.

Eligible applicants for Section 8 program are given a Housing Choice Voucher and 60 days to find an approved rental unit. The Section 8 program provides rental assistance to participants who want to rent from a private landlord. Participants may choose the type of housing they wish to rent. Prior to being placed under the program and at least annually thereafter each unit must pass a Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection to ensure that the unit is a safe and decent place to live.




GoSection8.com - Rental search resource with nationwide information

Iowa Housing Search - Rental search resource targeted to the State of Iowa

More about Section 8


Project Based Vouchers


The Project Based Voucher Program (PBV) is rental assistance for eligible families and individuals who live in specific housing developments or units within Polk County.  Under the PBV program, DMMHA enters into a housing assistance payment contract with the owner for specified rental units for a specified term.