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
TDD:515-239-5133 or use

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday thru Friday

 Staff Contacts


2019-23 CDBG Five Year Consolidated Plan 
December 4th City Council Workshop "POWER POINT"

 Preliminary Applications for 
CDBG Home Buyer Assistance Program
are NOW available 

"Effective immediately" applications for
Deposit/1st Month's Rent and Transportation Assistance
are NO LONGER AVAILABLE being accepted.

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 their office at 515-986-1882, ext. 20. CIRHA is located at 1201 Gateway Drive, Grimes, IA 50111.

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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