Sieda Community Action would like to inform the residents of our counties that the Iowa Rent Reimbursements form became available Tuesday, January 3, 2023. The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will manage the Rent Reimbursement program. It was previously managed by the Iowa Department of Revenue (Iowa IRS).
Starting January 3 you can now apply online with HHS. A link to the new online application is available on the HHS website (just click). You will be able to apply for reimbursement for 2022 and 2021 claims. HHS is responsible for issuing the new form and processing the rent reimbursement forms.
To be eligible for Rent Reimbursement for the claim year 2021, your total annual household income must be less than $24,354. View 2021 Application
To be eligible for Rent Reimbursement for the claim year 2022, your total annual household income must be less than $25,328. View 2022 Application
You can file if you last year met all of these requirements:
- You were 65 years of age or older, OR disabled, and 18 or older.
- Your household benefits and income must be less than $25,328.
- You lived in Iowa and still live in Iowa now.
- You paid rent in Iowa at a property that pays property tax.
Generally, you may need to provide proof of:
- Income; and
- Rent paid.
Please click on this link to see a more complete list of what you may need to provide for applying online or when you pick up an application at a Sieda location.
Sieda’s Neighborhood Resource Centers are listed as assistance sites. If you are needing a printout of the 2022 form please visit one of our locations in Appanoose, Davis, Keokuk, Jefferson, Mahaska, Van Buren, or Wapello counties. Please click here for the Sieda location tab for phone numbers of Sieda county centers and locations.
Once claims are submitted it can take up to 3 months for the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to process your application. The HHS hopes that the new online form will make the process easier for you and anticipate you will receive your payment faster. Sieda is not part of this process and will not be able to check any progress on your claim. You will need to check with the HHS.
We will attach the form when available or please do your application online.