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New Rental Assistance Available to City of Des Moines and Polk County Residents due to Covid-19

Wandro & Associates has long been doing battle with overly aggressive landlords seeking to wrongfully evict their tenants. Many Iowans are aware of a brief moratorium on housing evictions in 2020 due to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As unemployment continues to be a major problem for families trying to feed their families and stay current on the rent however, many Iowans still find themselves at odds with their landlords.

Fortunately, the City of Des Moines and Polk County recently announced a new program for COVID rent relief in collaboration with IMPACT Community Action Partnership. The partners secured $6.5 million dollars in funds secured from the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The program is currently limited to households that have a family member who has been unemployed for 90 days or more.

Des Moines and Polk County residents are encouraged to apply for rental assistance through the IMPACT Community Action Partnership Website at

If you believe your landlord has been discriminating towards you or your family, acting illegally, or simply not abiding by the terms of your rental agreement, please contact any of our associates for a free consultation.


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This Wandro & Associates Update is intended to inform firm clients and friends about legal developments, including recent decisions of various courts and administrative bodies. Nothing in this Practice Update should be construed as legal advice or a legal opinion, and readers should not act upon the information contained in this Update without seeking the advice of legal counsel.

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