FAQ

How can I apply for a rental home?

You can receive an application here at our website or by stopping by the office to pick one up. If you have questions regarding the application please call the office at 319-358-9212

What if I have a questions about my application?

Please call 319-358-9212 and we will be happy to assist you.

Is there an application fee?

There is a non-refundable application fee of $25.

What are the office hours of The Housing Fellowship?

Our office is open 8-5 M-F.

Does The Housing Fellowship accept Section 8?

Yes. We do accept Section 8 rental assistance.  However, you do not have to have Section 8 to rent from The Housing Fellowship.

What is The Housing Fellowship’s selection criteria?

To be approved to rent from The Housing Fellowship, applicants must demonstrate the ability to make rental payments, have favorable landlord references for the past three years, pass a criminal background and eviction check, and must meet the income guidelines for the home they would like to rent.

If you have questions regarding qualifications please contact the office, 319-358-9212

What are your income guidelines?

The maximum household income limit applicable to a specific rental home can vary. Please contact the office at 319-358-9212 to inquire about the income limit for a specific unit. Please remember there are other selection criteria that must be met prior to being approved to rent from The Housing Fellowship.

What utilities are tenants responsible for?

It depends on the rental home. Most home renters are responsible for all utilities.

Does The Housing Fellowship allow pets?

It depends on the rental home. There is a pet deposit of $200 per pet if approved by our Project Manager.

When is rent due? Are there late fees?

Rent is due on the first day of each month and is late after 5 pm on the 3rd day of the month. In the event that rent is not received prior to 5 pm on the 3rd day of the month (regardless of cause, day of week, holiday closures or returned check) there is a late fee of $10 per day with a maximum late fee of $40 per month. Late fees will be assessed on the 4th day. If the 3rd falls on a Saturday or Sunday, rent must be received in our office by 5 pm on Friday to avoid late fees. If the 3rd falls on a holiday, rent must be received by 5 pm the previous day.

How much is rent?

It depends on the rental home. All Housing Fellowship homes are at or below the area fair market rent.

Where are your rental homes located?

The Housing Fellowship has rental homes scattered throughout Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty. The Housing Fellowship has a variety of different home types including houses, duplexes, townhomes and condos.

Does The Housing Fellowship provide rental assistance?

The Housing Fellowship does not provide rental assistance.

Does The Housing Fellowship provide subsidized housing?

The Housing Fellowship does not provide subsidized housing, however rents are at or below fair market rent.

What if I have concerns about a Housing Fellowship home?

We appreciate your concerns and do our best to make sure all properties are well maintained. If you are concerned about a property please contact Tammy at 319-358-9212 ext. 6 or email.

How can I volunteer?

Please contact Tammy at 319-358-9212 ext. 6 or email for volunteer opportunities.

How do I donate to The Housing Fellowship?

For monetary donations please mail a check to 322 E. 2nd St., Iowa City, IA 52240.
For other items please call The Housing Fellowship at 319-358-9212 for approval and delivery information. 

What if I need assistance that The Housing Fellowship does not provide?

I would check out the list of services for people needing assistance on the Iowa City Public Library Website or call the United Way of Johnson County hotline at 211.

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