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Join Livable Community’s Housing Action Team, which is working to create solutions to more accessible and affordable housing. For more information, email [email protected]

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 (

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, [email protected] -- 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 protected] -- The Housing Trust Fund's revolving loan program makes low interest loans to help finance housing initiatives.

Availability & Housing Options

Senior Real Estate Specialist (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 contracting 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.


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Service Directory

Search our Directory of Aging Services to locate local agencies or search by category for answers. 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 800-332-5934 or 319-398-5559