Affordability, accessibility and availability of adequate housing
options are key components of a livable community. Throughout Johnson County there are many resources to help seniors maintain their independence.
Find a current listing of certified building and remodeling professionals at The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association (http://www.iowacityhomes.com/member-directory/).
Exterior Repairs / Wheelchair Ramps
Helping Hands Program, offered by Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity, 319-337-8949 -- Carries out exterior repairs and builds ramps for low-income homeowners.
The Housing Authority, a division of the City of Iowa City, 319-356-5400, firstname.lastname@example.org -- Assists low-income families to acquire and maintain affordable housing through rental and ownership programs. Rental assistance includes the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Veterans' Supportive Housing (VASH), and Public Housing Programs. Participation in all programs requires the family be within federally established income guidelines.
The Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County, 319-358-0212, email@example.com -- The Housing Trust Fund's revolving loan program makes low interest loans to help finance housing initiatives.
Availability & Housing Options
Senior Real Estate Specialists (SRES) are Realtors™ who have demonstrated knowledge and expertise to counsel clients ages 50-plus through major financial and lifestyle transitions in relocating, refinancing, or selling their homes. Find Iowa City-area SRES designees by contacting Iowa City Area Association of Realtors (ICAAR), 319-338-6460.
Resident Care Options
Not sure where to start when a loved one needs care? View our descriptions of the different types of resident care communities available in Johnson County.
Search our Directory of Aging Services to locate local agencies or search by category for answers (view category descriptions). Note that individual service providers are responsible for keeping their information up to date.
For additional help deciding available options and programs that may assist in meeting your needs, call Johnson County Social Services at 319-356-6090 or the Heritage Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-332-5934 or 319-398-5559.
Aging In Place Resources
In addition to hosting educational events throughout the year, a number of resources are made available through the work of the Livable Community Housing Action Team and collaborative community partners. Please see the list of Related Items at the bottom of this page.