Rental Housing Program

Do you need help paying your rent because of COVID-19?   A new program can help you.  If you qualify, you can get money to pay up to four month’s rent ($3,200 maximum).  

First, you must fill out the application on-line:

Iowa Legal Aid can also help you if you are going to be evicted and need legal help,  call 1-800-532-1275.

In the event that you need assistance, the City of Clive wants you to be aware that Gov. Kim Reynold’s recently announced that the State of Iowa is launching a new program to help renters who are struggling to pay their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The program is called the Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Program and it is being administered by the Iowa Finance Authority.

The Rental Housing Program certifies rental units and ensures regular inspection are conducted at a minimum of once every six years. Additionally, inspections will be performed if a landlord does not take appropriate action upon a tenant's complaint. The 2018 International Code Council Property Maintenance Code has been adopted as the basis for the Rental Housing Code. City code requires that every rental unit be registered in the current owner's name. As such, buyers and sellers of rental property must notify the Community Development Department within 2 days of closing or executing a contract for sale to obtain a new rental certificate or to remove the unit from the registry. Please note that rental certificates are not transferable. 

Frequently Asked Questions

I have a leak in my roof and my landlord refuses to repair it. How can I get him to fix it?

What happens when I submit the complaint form to the Community Development Department?

What if the owner evicts me because I complained?

Why do I have to have my rental unit inspected?

How much does a rental certificate cost?

When will my property be inspected?

How many people can live in my rental unit?