Deposit and First Month's Rent Program

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

As part of the 2017–2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs, the City of Ames will be implementing a Rental Deposit and First Month's Rent Assistance Program as part of the Renter Affordability Program. The program is designed to assist eligible low-income households with up to $1,200.00 towards rental deposits and/or first month’s rent.

Please click here for the Deposit and/or First Month's Rent Program Guidelines and READ carefully before printing and completing application.

Please use the link below to download and print the Deposit and First Month's Rent application packet.

  Deposit and First Month's Application Packet

Applications are also available the Planning & Housing Department, 515 Clark Avenue, Room 214, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information please contact our Housing Hotline at 515-239-5380.

Applications will be processed from August 28th through June 30th each year OR until funding is depleted.


60% of Ames (IA) MSA**
(subject to change)

 Family Size

Gross Income Cannot Exceed

















**Metropolitan Statistical Area

HUD Logo


Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Flash Player QuickTime Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer