If you’re a low-income Iowan aged 65 or older or a low-income disabled adult you may be eligible for a partial reimbursement of your rent.  

Iowa's Rent Reimbursement program is 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 2023 and 2022 claims starting Tuesday, January 2, 2024 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 rented 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 2022, your total annual household income must be less than $25,328.

For claim year 2023, 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.

Related Agency - Iowa Health and Human Services


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

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