• Rental Property Owners Needed

    Do you have vacancies in your rental properties that you are trying to fill? If so, the City of Des Moines, Municipal Housing Agency (DMMHA) administers a rental assistance program for Polk County and is looking for property owners to participate in the program.


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    The City of Des Moines is a great place to locate or expand your businesses. The Des Moines Office of Economic Development office is dedicated to helping you meet your existing and future development needs.


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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 their monthly adjusted income for rent..

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.



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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.