"The Mission of the North Iowa Regional Housing Authority (NIRHA) is to assist low-income families with decent, safe, and affordable housing opportunities as they strive to achieve self-sufficiency and improve the quality of their lives. NIRHA is committed to operating in an efficient, ethical, and professional manner. NIRHA will create and maintain partnerships with its clients and appropriate community agencies in order to accomplish this mission"
The Section 8 program is available throughout the eight county jurisdiction: Cerro Gordo County (excluding the incorporated city limits of Mason City), Floyd County (excluding the incorporated city limits of Charles City), Franklin County, Hancock County, Kossuth County, Mitchell County (excluding the incorporated city limits of Riceville), Winnebago County, and Worth County. Assistance is provided in units on the private market.
Often referred to as “project based assistance”, the public housing program was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to highrise apartments for elderly families. It is referred to as “project based assistance” because the rental assistance is tied to the unit and not to the family. If the family moves out of the unit, the assistance terminates.
If you are interested in participating on our programs,
please click here to apply online.
All waiting lists are currently open for applications
We are now able to process credit card payments online. Please click below to access the system.
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Friday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Due to public health concerns, the NIRHA office is closed to the public until further notice. Staff can be called or emailed.
Learn more about policies implemented by NIRHA related to the COVID 19 outbreak.
Please click here to access full policies for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and Public Housing Program. These updated plans were approved by the NIRHA board effective October 1, 2020
North Iowa Regional Housing Authority
202 1st Street Southeast Ste 203, Mason City, Iowa 50401
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Due to public health concerns, the NIRHA office is currently closed to the public until further notice. Staff is still in the office to address needs of clients. Please call or email the appropriate staff member for help. Applications are available for pick-up outside our office by the drop box. Please use the drop box to return any paperwork or pay rent.