The Mission of the Housing Division:
"Providing decent, safe, affordable housing while enhancing the
quality of life for economically challenged individuals."

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Vanessa Baker-Latimer
Housing Coordinator

515 Clark Avenue, Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 515-239-5400  Fax: 515-239-5699
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 Staff Contacts


2015-16 Public Facilities  Improvement Program Guidelines
Click here for more information

Request for Contractor Qualifications (RFQ)
Click here for more information

  2016-17 Proposed Annual Action Plan is NOW AVAILABLE
Click here for more information

2015-2016 Ames Rental Property Housing Survey is NOW AVAILABLE
Click here for more information.

Transportation Assistance Program is NOW AVAILABLE. 
Click here for more information.
        Deposit and/or First Month's Rent Assistance Program 
Click here for more information.                        

The Housing Division will be responsible for, but not limited to, the administration of the:

Community Development Block Grant Programs (CDBG) 

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

The City of Ames no longer administers the Section 8 Program. The program for the city limits of Ames is now being administered by the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority (CIRHA).  Click here to be directed to their website or contact them at 515-986-1882.

Housing Discrimination

If you feel that you have been discriminated against, you may file a discrimination complaint by clicking on any of the following links:

For information on other HUD programs, click here for their website.


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