Homelessness

Programs & Services

For questions and more information on HACAP's Homelessness programs call us at (319) 393-7811 and press 5 for housing or by emailing info@hacap.org

Affordable Housing

The Housing program provides affordable housing for low-income families with children who have graduated from our Linn County Transitional Housing program. HACAP manages a number of apartments and single-family dwellings for low-income families with children in the Linn County area.

Homeless Children's Trust (Johnson County)

The Homeless Children's Trust is a non-profit, all-volunteer program that is sponsored by HACAP. This program is dedicated to assisting children whose families are homeless and/or currently living in transitional housing by providing funds for emergency needs such as:

  • Temporary Emergency Child Care
  • Emergency Health Care
  • Essential Equipment
  • Protective Clothing
  • Shoe and Boot Fund

Eligibility Requirements

Permanent Housing

Eligibility considers the following:

  • Families that meet the homeless and low-income guidelines.
  • Families with a Section 8 voucher.
  • Families that have graduated from our transitional housing program.

Permanent Housing for Chronically Homeless Individuals

Eligible persons must meet the criteria for chronic homelessness as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):

The individual has either been continuously homeless for one year or more or has had at least four (4) episodes of homelessness in the past three (3) years. The individual must have been sleeping on the streets or other places not meant for human habitation (i.e., abandoned buildings, cars, parks) or in an emergency shelter (not transitional housing) during these episodes.

For assistance with rent, eligible clients must qualify for the Housing Choice Voucher Program administered by the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. For further information concerning this program, please contact the city at (319) 286-5872.

Homeless Children's Trust (Johnson County)

Families with children that are homeless are eligible to receive services from Homeless Children’s Trust.