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Community Development - Housing Division
101 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Phone: 
319-286-5872

Email:
CD-HSG-Section8@cedar-rapids.org

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THE CEDAR RAPIDS SECTION 8  WAIT LIST IS CLOSED

The City of Cedar Rapids Housing Services Office administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, which is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). This program is designed to accommodate very low-income families and individuals with rent assistance for decent, safe, and sanitary housing provided by private owners and rental agents.

The Housing Services Office serves as the recognized public housing authority (PHA) for the Cedar Rapids/Marion area, Linn and Benton counties. Voucher holders may seek available housing within this area. Housing Assistance can also be transferred to other locations in the continental United States for eligible families.

The City of Cedar Rapids administers the Housing Choice Voucher Program and the functions and responsibilities of the PHA through the HCV Administrative Plan. The purpose of the administrative plan is to establish policies for carrying out the program in a manner consistent with HUD requirements and local goals and objectives.

The Cedar Rapids Housing office contact information is as follows:
Email: HSG-admin@cedar-rapids.org
Mail: 101 First Street SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Phone: 319-286-5872 - please leave one message and we will return your call as quickly as possible
Fax:  (319) 286-5870
Drop Box:  Outside City Hall at the corner of Second Ave and First St SE
Individuals looking to Port vochers to the Cedar Rapids office

may email us at: Portability@cedar-rapids.org

 Emergency Housing Voucher Availability 

The City of Cedar Rapids was awarded 44 Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. To be eligible, you must meet one of the four eligibility criteria:

  1. Homeless (24 CFR 578.3)
  2. At risk of homelessness (24 CFR 578.3)
  3. Fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking (PIH Notice 2021-15), or human trafficking (22 U.S.C. Section 7102)
  4. Recently homeless and for whom providing rental assistance will prevent the family’s homelessness (PIH Notice 2021-15)

If you believe you may qualify for an Emergency Housing Voucher, please reach out to Waypoint Services at 319-366-7999, as these vouchers are made available by referral through the Continuum of Care.

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Office Location:

Housing Services
101 First Street SE
Cedar Rapids IA, 52401

Office Hours:
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM M-F

Phone: (319) 286-5872 
Fax: (319) 286-5870

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