Helpful Information

What you need to know about our Housing Programs

Eligibility Requirements

Permanent Housing

Eligibility considers the following:

  • Families that meet the homeless and low-income guidelines.
  • Families with a Section 8 voucher.
  • Families in our transitional housing program that are in compliance and looking for permanent housing.
  • 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

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