There is a new program created by the Iowa Finance Authority to help Iowa residents with rent and utility bills. The program, called the Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program, is for eligible residential renters who have been impacted by COVID-19. The program is expected to begin in March 2021.
According to the Iowa Finance Authority, eligibility requirements include:
• Someone in the household has qualified for unemployment benefits, OR the household has experienced reduced household income, significant costs, or other financial hardship due to COVID-19.
• The household can show a risk of homelessness or housing instability. This may include a past due utility or rent notice or eviction notice.
• Households have incomes of no more than 80% of Area Median Income (AMI) (see chart below).
• Eligible households rent their home.
If you are eligible and plan to apply for the Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program, please answer the questions below.
If your answers qualify, your utility bill account with the City of Coralville will temporarily be exempt from late fees and water shut off. Our goal is to help keep your water on. If you have questions about this form,call the City of Coralville Utility Billing Department at 319.248.1715 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need more time to pay your utility bill, please contact Utility Billing at 319.248.1715 or email@example.com, regardless of eligibility for the Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program.
The address where you have City of Coralville water, sewer, trash, and recycling service
Your City of Coralville utility bill account number
See the chart above
After you submit this questionnaire, you will receive an email from the City of Coralville within five business days. This email will tell you if you are temporarily exempt from late fees and water shut off.
Find more information on eligibility, documentation requirements, and how to apply on the program’s website: https://www.iowafinance.com/iowa-rent-and-utility-assistance-program/.
Please note, this form is for the City of Coralville only. This form does not impact your potential or pending application with the Iowa Finance Authority. The Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program is not provided by the City of Coralville. If you have questions about the program, contact the Iowa Finance Authority’s Recovery Help Line at 855.300.5885.
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