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Community Supports

Helpful Resources 


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Low Income Housing Guide

Income restricted & income based housing can be a lifeline for you.  Applying for assistance may require a lot of steps with the potential for getting waitlisted.  Here is a free guide to help you find; up to date information on income restricted apartments and who qualifies for them.  You will also find lists with descriptions of the types of housing subsidies.  There is a step-by-step guide on how to find and apply for income restricted housing and preparations to move into an income restricted apartment.

from My Move

Assistive Technology Lending Library

The Assistive Technology Lending Library is available to any individual that resides

in Iowa and is a short-term 30-day loan trial. An individual can borrow up to five devices at a time and can borrow an unlimited number of devices in any given year.  See items available

The Assistive Technology Center is located at Easterseals Iowa Camp Sunnyside, 401 NE 66th Ave. in Des Moines, Iowa 50313. To make an appointment to visit the Lending Library, please call 515-309-2395 or 515-289-4069 (TTY)

from Easter Seals  Iowa

Home Modification

Iowa Department on Aging Home Modification Resource: Provides an educational resource hub for individuals, families, and providers to get connected to state and national resources.

from Iowa Department on Aging 

Locate Disability Supports by Service Type

Iowa Compass connects people with disabilities and complex health-related needs to services and supports in their communities throughout Iowa.  Find resources across Iowa in alphabetical order.  

from Iowa Compass and the Center for Disability and Development 

LIHEAP - Energy Assistance Program

Are you at risk of having your utilities shut off?  Help is available through a government program called LIHEAP which is administered by the Community Action Agencies in local communities.  Each year, LIHEAP-qualified households may receive a one-time payment to assist with their household heating costs, regardless of heating fuel type.

from Disability Scoup

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