Tama County Housing Authority

Find Tama County Iowa housing authorities, departments, and HUD. Housing authorities provide information on section 8 public housing, rentals, applications, eligibility, affordable, low income, subsidized fair housing, hud homes, housing projects, and section 42 tax credits.


Tama Housing Authority 349 Meskwaki Road Tama IA 52339 641-484-6106


About Tama County Housing Authorities

Tama County Housing Authorities are local government agencies established to construct, own, operate, and manage public housing and other forms of subsidized housing for low-income residents in Tama County, IA. Tama County ordinances establish Public Housing Authorities, and the local legislative body appoints the Tama County Housing Board.

You may contact the Housing Authority for questions about:
  • Finding Tama County low income and affordable housing
  • Section 8 housing applications
  • Tama County housing lottery and waitlist process
  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Federal Housing Act (FHA)
Find Low Income Housing in Tama County

Tama County Housing Authorities can provide information about the Tama County low income housing program including the application process, lottery and waitlist. You may contact the Tama County Housing Department to learn about joining the waiting list and when they are accepting applications.

Department of Housing in Tama County, IA

The single largest subsidized housing program in the country is the Federal Public Housing Program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) operating under the Federal Housing Act (FHA). The Public Housing Program provides safe, decent rental housing to eligible low-income residents in Tama County, Iowa. Housing Authorities receive operating subsidies and capital improvement funds from HUD to create, own, and manage Tama County public housing developments for eligible residents. Eligible Tama County residents pay below market rent for the housing, which is usually no more than 30% of their income.

Public Housing Program

A wide range of housing types may be offered through Tama County public housing progams including high rise apartment buildings, townhomes, and single-family homes. HUD exercises a high degree of oversight, setting rules for public housing eligibility and creating standards and procedures for the Tama County Housing Authority's management of public housing.

Tama County Section 8 Housing

Tama County Housing Departments also administer the Housing Choice Voucher Program, commonly referred to as Section 8 housing. Section 8 vouchers are used by recipients to rent apartments in participating privately owned rental units. The property owner receives market rate rent for the unit, but the tenant's rental payment is limited to no more than 30% to 40% of their income. The Tama County Housing Authority pays the balance of the rent to the property owner.