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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the office hours of The Housing Fellowship?
Our office is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or by appointment.
We are closed on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day.
Martin Luther King’s Birthday.
Memorial Day.
Independence Day.
Labor Day.
Black Friday (Day after Thanksgiving.).
Christmas Eve.
Christmas Day.

The Housing Fellowship does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, ancestry, class, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, disability, military/veteran status, source of income, age or other basis prohibited by local state or federal law in any aspect of tenant selection.

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.

Please call 319-358-9212 or email thfiowa@gmail.com and we will be happy to assist you.

There is a non-refundable application fee of $25. The application fee must be paid by check or money order.

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

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

Yes, we do accept Section 8 rental assistance.  However, you do not have to have Section 8 to rent from The Housing Fellowship.

The maximum household income limit applicable to a specific rental home can vary. Please contact the office at 319-358-9212 to inquire about the income limit for a specific unit. Please remember there are other selection criteria that must be met prior to being approved to rent from The Housing Fellowship. 

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

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

Rent is due on the first day of each month and is late after 5:00 p.m. on the 3rd day of the month. If rent is not received prior to 5:00 p.m. 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 5:00 p.m. on Friday to avoid late fees. If the 3rd falls on a holiday, rent must be received by 5:00 p.m. the previous day.

Rental prices are different for all our housing. The Housing Fellowship rentals are at or below the area fair market rent.

Our rental homes are located throughout Iowa City, Coralville, and North Liberty. We own single family homes, duplexes, townhomes, and condominiums. THF strives to provide a wide choice of homes for our renters.

The Housing Fellowship does not provide rental assistance. 

For rental assistance please visit:
CommUnity Crisis Center
Shelter House
Johnson County General Assistance

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. 

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 our office at 319-358-9212 or by email at thfiowa@gmail.com.

We’re excited you’re interested in volunteer opportunities! Please contact our office at 319-358-9212 or by email at thfiowa@gmail.com.

For monetary donations please use the “Donate” button on our home page or 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.