Rental assistance available for derecho victims


The Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Corporation (EIRHC) was awarded $364,000 in funding by the Iowa Finance Authority through the federal HOME program in order to assist eligible renters impacted by the Aug. 10 derecho.

The funding awarded to the EIRHC may assist eligible Iowans who resided in Benton, Boone, Cedar, Clinton, Jasper, Linn, Marshall, Polk, Poweshiek, Scott, Story or Tama County at the time of the natural disaster. Eligible renters must also have a household income of at or below 60 percent of the area median income.

Renters in need of assistance are encouraged to contact the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Corporation to apply for assistance. Please call (563) 588-1963 or email Mindy Wiley at with any additional questions or to apply.