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  • Rent Payment Assistance

    Agency: CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank

    The Basic Needs Program financially assists with past-due rent, energy or water bills, and security deposits/1st month's rent. Johnson County residents can sign up to request assistance in-person at exactly 11 am on Mondays. Households unable to be there at 11 am can call 319-351-0128 between 9 am-11 am to request assistance. Households who can be assisted will be announced at 12 Noon when the Food Bank opens. Priority is given to households who have not received assistance in the past 12 months. Usually assists with the last $100 of the bill and has to guarantee 30 days of service. Clients who have signed up must call or check back in between 12 Noon and 5 pm to see if they have bee selected and schedule an interview.

    • CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank
      Food Bank and Basic Needs Programs: (319) 351-0128
      Main Phone: (319) 351-2726
      Fax: (319) 351-4671
      CommUnity Crisis phone and text line: (855) 325-4296
      Business Line: (319) 351-2726
      1121 Gilbert Court
      Iowa City, IA 52240

    Agency: CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank

    Languages Available: English, most languages available through interpreters

    Fees: None

    Intake: Sign up in person at 11 am or by phone (319-351-0128) from 9 am-10:45 am on Mondays. Names of the people able to be assisted will be announced at 12 Noon; recipients then schedule an interview for sometime the same week by calling or coming to the office between 12 Noon -5 pm on Monday

    Eligibility: Jonson County residents that have a past due bill, a threat of eviction, must be able to pay all but the last $100 on the bill

    Documents Required: Bring the original or a copy of a past due notice/statement and your current lease or lender agreement. If you have contacted other human service agencies for assistance for the same bill, you need to bring paperwork to show this.

    Hours: Mondays 11 am in-person or call (319) 351-0128 by phone on Mondays 9 am-11 am to have your name submitted for the sign-up. Business Hours 12 Noon-4:30 pm Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Tue 12:30 pm-7 pm and Sat 12:30 pm-2 pm, Staff office hours are Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm.

    Areas Served:
    • Johnson County

    - Rent Payment Assistance

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