Affordable Home Rentals

Innovative approaches to affordable housing


Rental Home Finder
Location

School

Property Type

Bedrooms
   Baths
Monthly Rent




New Search
Skip Navigation LinksHome > FAQ

FAQ


Choose A Question From The List Below
 

How can I apply for a rental home?

You can receive an application here at our website or by stopping by the office to pick one up. If you have questions regarding the application please call the office at 319-358-9212 ext 8.


Back to the top

What if I have a questions about my application?

Please call 319-358-9212 ext. 8 and we will be happy to assist you.


Back to the top

Is there an application fee?

Beginning 5/1/2015 there will be a non-refundable application fee of $25.


Back to the top

What are the office hours of The Housing Fellowship?

Our office is open 8-5 M-F.


Back to the top

Does The Housing Fellowship accept Section 8?

Yes. We do accept Section 8 rental assistance.  The Housing Fellowship provides affordable rental housing in the Iowa City area for people who have Secion 8. However, you do not have to have Section 8 to rent from The Housing Fellowship.


Back to the top

What is The Housing Fellowship's selection criteria?

The Housing Fellowship provides affordable rental homes scattered throughout Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty.  These homes are available to persons with limited income. 

To  be approved to rent from The Housing Fellowship, applicants must meet the maximum income guidelines for the home they would like to rent, have favorable landlord references for the past three years, demonstrate the ability to make rental payments, and pass the criminal background check.

If you have questions regarding qualifications please contact the office, 319-358-9212, ext. 8.



Back to the top

What are your income guidelines?

The Housing Fellowship provides affordable rental homes scattered throughout Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty to people with low incomes. 
We receive different funding for different properties.  The maximum household income applicable to a specific rental home can vary.   If you receive Section 8 through the Iowa City Housing Authority, you should qualify to rent from The Housing Fellowship.  To find out if your income meets the guidelines for an available home please refer to the "Do I Qualify for this home?" section after selecting each rental home you are interested in.  Please remember there are other selection criteria that must be met prior to being approved to rent from The Housing Fellowship.



Back to the top

What utilities are tenants responsible for?

It depends on the rental home. Most home renters are responsible for all utilities.


Back to the top

Does The Housing Fellowship allow pets?

It depends on the rental home. There is a pet deposit of $200 per pet if approved by our Project Manager.


Back to the top

When is rent due? Are there late fees?

Rent is due on the first day of each month and is late after 5 pm on the 3rd day of the month. In the event that rent is not received prior to 5 pm on the 3rd day of the month (regardless of cause, day of week, holiday closures or returned check) there is a late fee of $10 per day with a maximum late fee of $40 per month. Late fees will be assessed on the 4th day. If the 3rd falls on a Saturday or Sunday, rent must be received in our office by 5 pm on Friday to avoid late fees. If the 3rd falls on a holiday, rent must be received by 5 pm the previous day.


Back to the top

How much is rent?

It depends on the rental home. All Housing Fellowship homes are at or below the area fair market rent. Please refer to the Rental Home Finder for the rent for a specific home.


Back to the top

Where are your rental homes located?

The Housing Fellowship has rental homes scattered throughout Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty. The Housing Fellowship has a variety of different home types including houses, duplexes, townhomes and condos.


Back to the top

Does The Housing Fellowship provide rental assistance?

The Housing Fellowship does not provide rental assistance. The Housing Fellowship is a nonprofit that provides affordable rental homes in the Iowa City area.  We do accept Section 8 rental assistance.  If you are looking for Section 8 rental assistance please contact the Iowa City Housing Authority. There is also rent and utility payment assistance available at www.iowarentalhelp.com or call 1-877-386-9104 for details.


Back to the top

Does The Housing Fellowship provide subsidized housing?

The Housing Fellowship does not provide subsidized housing, however rents are at or below fair market rent. The Housing Fellowship does accept Section 8 rental housing assitance. If you are looking for subsidized housing please contact Pheasant Ridge at 2626 Bartelt Rd. Iowa City, IA 52246 (319) 351-0938 or HACAP.


Back to the top

What if I have concerns about a Housing Fellowship home?

We appreciate your concerns and do our best to make sure all properties are well maintained. If you are concerned about a property please contact Tammy at 319-358-9212 ext. 6 or email.


Back to the top

How can I volunteer?

Please contact Tammy at 319-358-9212 ext. 6 or email for volunteer opportunities.


Back to the top

How do I donate to The Housing Fellowship?

For monetary donations please mail a check to 322 E. 2nd St., Iowa City, IA 52240.
For other items please call The Housing Fellowship at 319-358-9212 for approval and delivery information.



Back to the top

What if I need assistance that The Housing Fellowship does not provide?

I would check out the list of services for people needing assistance on the Iowa City Public Library Website or call the United Way of Johnson County hotline at 211.


Back to the top

322 E. 2nd Street / Iowa City, IA 52240 / Office: 319-358-9212 / Fax 319-358-0053
Web Application by Informatics, Inc.
RED 7.1