How to Get Help with Rent in Iowa

Are you looking to get help with paying your rent? Do you currently live in Iowa? If so, you have come to the right place. Iowa is a great state that is known as “America’s heartland” it also offers a wide real estate market. Its culture and landscape are very diverse and many people nowadays are struggling to pay their bills on time; especially rent.

Many families are having trouble making ends meet. They are faced with many kinds of bills such as medical bills, children’s expenses, utilities, grocery bills, etc. With all of this hanging over your head it can definitely be difficult to keep everything in check running smoothly.

However, no matter how much of debt you are in please do not try to take out a loan. Since taking out a loan gives people instant money, they tend to think this will solve the problem. But what they fail to realize is that when it comes time to pay the loan back, they will not only have to pay the money that they borrowed back but on top of that they will have to pay interest. At the end of the day, this will only put you further into debt.

One great option that you can consider is talking to a non-profit organization that is close to you. In the state of Iowa, there are organizations that work with low income families everyday and try to figure out what options are better for them and how they can make ends meet.

If you currently live in Iowa’s capital, Des Moines, you can contact the Iowa Finance Authority organization. This is an in state program that specializes in homelessness prevention and house relocation. If you feel that their services would be of help to you, contact them at 515-725-4942.

Another resource available to you if you live one of Iowa’s biggest city, Atlantic, is to work with the Cass County Iowa General Relief organization. Their intake procedure consists of calling for information on their services or walk in. They specialize in rent and utility assistance, food vouchers, and homelessness prevention. If you are in Atlantic, call them at 712-243-4424 and see how they can help you and your family.

Being in debt and having difficulty paying your rent can be overwhelming. However, by looking for help you have already taken the first step. Call an organization to see what solution will be best for you. Don’t wait!

Andrea Saca

Andrea Saca

Andrea Saca is from El Salvador and lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. After graduating from East Chapel Hill High School, she enrolled in Durham Technical Community College and will be transferring to a four year university to pursue her degree in sociology. She is hoping to major in sociology, and minor in Spanish.

Her first hand view of people taking out loans and trying to pay through their college education has sparked her interest into learning more about finance and how to manage it.

She enjoys working with people spending time with her family and friends, and learning about different cultures by traveling!
Andrea Saca