Help for renters & landlords

Facing a rental housing problem? HOME, Inc. is here for you! We help renters, tenants and landlords throughout Iowa understand their housing rights and responsibilities by providing counseling and education. Please keep in mind, we do not offer legal advice.

Rental Housing Handbook

Start here for any rental housing issues you may have. Our Rental Housing Handbook is searchable and will help you understand your housing rights. Includes information such as:

– What tenants and landlords need to think about before renting or renting out a property
– Renter/tenants and landlord rights
– And much, much more

Counseling Services

If you can’t find what you need in our Rental Housing Handbook, our counseling services can help. We offer free, confidential counseling to help you obtain or retain permanent rental housing or homeownership. We can also provide information, referrals, and crisis-oriented counseling on issues such as rental deposits, maintenance and repair, terminations or evictions, and more.

Our HOPE for Stable Families program also provides crisis resources for those facing homelessness.

Rental Housing Hotline
515-243-1277
Monday–Friday 8:30am–12pm and 1–4:00pm

Community resources

Need additional help? Find more rental housing resource agencies on our Community Resources page.

Educational Services

We want you to know as much about housing as you can! Because with knowledge, you can make better housing decisions and prevent potential problems. That’s why HOME, Inc. provides education on housing and community services through community fairs, workshops, briefings and more.

We also help tenants overcome barriers to getting and keeping affordable rental housing through our RentWise certification program. Want to learn more? Call HOME, Inc. at 515-243-1277.

Upcoming Events

Oct21

Hunt for Housing

Hunt for Housing

Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for our annual Hunt for Housing event on Wednesday, October 21, 2020! Stay tuned to this page for more details

Available housing

Each year, we build and revitalize homes in the Des Moines metro as part of our mission to provide quality, affordable housing. We offer turn-key homeownership options for low- to moderate-income households.

Available housing

Each year, we build and revitalize homes in the Des Moines metro as part of our mission to provide quality, affordable housing. We offer turn-key homeownership options for low- to moderate-income households.