If you’re a low income Iowan over the age of 65 or a disabled adult you may be eligible for a partial reimbursement of your rent.  

In 2023 the Rent Reimbursement program will be administered by the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services.  The application for rent reimbursement is online.

Submit Your Rent Reimbursement Request

You can apply for reimbursement for 2022 and 2021 claims starting Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 8 a.m. using any device that connects to the internet.

You must meet all of these requirements to be eligible:

  • You are 65 years of age or older, or disabled and 18 or older.
  • Must have lived in Iowa and still live in Iowa now.
  • You paid rent in Iowa at a property that pays property tax.

Income Limits

For claim year 2021, your total annual household income must be less than $24,354.

For claim year 2022, your total annual household income must be less than $25,328.

How much of my rent is reimbursed?

People who pay rent in buildings that are not tax exempt may receive reimbursement of up to $1,000 of the gross rent paid each year.

Proof Needed

You’ll need to be able to verify your identity, disability, income, and rent paid.  The online application found on the Rent Reimbursement page will explain how you can submit this proof.

Where can I get help with my application?

There are many agencies around the state that can help you with your application.  Check out the list of agencies in your area for more information. 

Related Agency - Iowa Health and Human Services


Hoover Building, 1305 E. Walnut St., Des Moines, IA  50319

General - Toll Free Phone (800) 972-2017