Rent Assistance

Special COVID-19 Assistance Information:

COVID Rental Assistance
If you have experienced any reduction in household income, incurred significant costs or experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to the coronavirus outbreak.

State Unemployment Benefits
Iowa has implemented an expanded unemployment benefits program, with loosened restrictions, for all qualifying individuals affected by COVID-19, with benefits provided for up to 26 weeks and with checks expected to be issued within 7-10 days after the claim has been filed. More information can be found at the following websites (links on our facebook page & website):

File an unemployment Claim:

Families First Coronavirus Response Act
New benefits are available as part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, effective April 2, providing extended FMLA and paid leave benefits. More information can be found at:

Additional Resources
Finally, there may be additional benefits, possibly in the form of checks mailed directly to certain Americans, to be implemented by the U.S. Government in the future, and there are further resources available regarding how families can protect themselves from the financial impact of COVID-19. More information can be found at the below two websites:

Rent & Utility Bill Assistance

Community Action of Eastern Iowa - (563) 324-3236
500 at East 59th St., Davenport
Help with utilities, furnace repairs, water heater repairs, natural disaster recovery, food, crisis assistance, weatherization of homes, carbon dioxide and smoke alarms.

Lifeline Telephone Assistance Program
(800) 234-9473
Financial assistance through the Lifeline program is available to help those who qualify, to afford and maintain either telephone service or broadband internet access service, or bundled services. Lifeline participation enables Iowans to stay connected to jobs, family, community resources, and government and emergency services. Including:

Salvation Army of the Quad Cities - (563) 324-4808
Free food pantry, emergency funds for needs such as rent or deposits, and holiday assistance. A thrift store may have clothing for work or school supplies for children. Social workers can direct clients to programs such as food stamps or LIHEAP as well.

Project Now - (309) 793-6391
418 19th Street, Rock Island, IL – 61204
Home delivered meals for seniors, transportation, Utility Assistance, Social Security Issues, Public Aid Application Assistance, Certified SHIP Counselor, Medicare Part D Information/Enrollment, Clothing and Food Pantry Vouchers, Information and Links to Other Community Services. Also including:

  • Utility Assistance
  • Rent and Security Deposit Assistance
  • Food and Nutrition Programs
  • Health Care Assistance and Referrals
  • Transportation Vouchers and Referrals
  • Clothing Vouchers for Good Things NOW Clothing Stores
  • Household Budgeting and Financial Literacy

SEAP - (563) 323-7732
1411 Brady St Davenport, Ia 52803 ................................................................................

Scott County Veterans Affairs - (563) 326-8723
600 W 4th St, Davenport, IA 52801

Scott County Community Services General Assistance Program - (563)-326-8723
600 W. 4th St., Davenport, IA 52801-1030
Medical & Dental, Shelter, Food, Utilities, Burial, Special Needs

Iowa Rental Help - (877) 386-9104 or by texting RENT to 30644
Rent and utility payments for up to 18 months

Need Additional Rent Help or Assistance? 
Please send an email to above, be sure to include your email address and state. The information is needed to send a reply. There are other options out there, and find a list of resources.


1-800-Charity Cars - 1-(800)-242-7489

Salvation Army of the Quad Cities - (563) 324-4808

Holiday Assistance
Toys For Tots - (309) 782-6044
7922 42nd St W, Rock Island, IL 61201
Registration Dates: November 1  -  December 1, Thursday –Saturday  9am to 5pm, No registration on Thanksgiving Day, November 22

Salvation Army of the Quad Cities - (563) 324-4808


Family Resources - (563)-326-6431

Lutheran Services in Iowa -  (563) 322-7419
111 West 15th Street, Davenport, IA 52803
For residents that need help or guidance, the addresses and phone numbers are.

Luther Properties, Inc - (563) 332-9250
3118 Devils Glen Road, Bettendorf, IA 52722,

FreeStore (515) 282-3733
1020 24th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Free couches, free beds, and more.

Family Services - Friendly House (563) 323-1821
1221 Myrtle Street, Davenport Iowa
Basic needs such as clothing or personal hygiene items, gasoline vouchers, arranges day care for children, and can provide clothing and emergency help. They also provide services to senior citizens in the region. Other support is also provided.

Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (Hawk-i) - 1-(800)-257-8563
Free or heavily discounted healthcare insurance coverage for low-income families to help them pay medical bills and debt. It helps those families that earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but do not make enough to afford private insurance

Child Care Assistance (CCA) - 1-(800)- 972-2017
Child care bills and expenses assistance if guardian is working, training, or pursuing education.

Catholic Charities, Davenport - (563) 324-1911
Variety of assistance programs to families. People of all backgrounds and religions accepted.

Transitional housing or shelters
These sites may offer a place to stay as well as case management from a social worker. Other support in Scott County Iowa may be free food, meals, or basic needs such as clothing. The transitional housing programs provide individuals time to gain self-sufficiency.

Humility of Mary Shelter - (563) 322-8065
For single men or women

Rescue Mission, Christian Care -Rock Island - (309) 786-5734
In addition to a shelter, clients can get clothing, food, and information on government benefits.

Food pantries and soup kitchens
The Center – Food Pantry & Friendly Thrift Center - (563) 323-5295
1411 Brady St Davenport, Ia 52803 ................................................................................

Friendly House -  (563) 332-5002
1221 Myrtle Street, Davenport, Iowa 52804
Hours of operation: Mon - Fri 11 a.m - 1 p.m., Amount of Food Provided: 3 - 4 days, Visits permitted: every 60 days without a referral, Documentation Required: Proof of Residence.

Churches United - (563) 332-5002

River Bend -  (563) 345-6490
4010 Kimmel Dr., Davenport, IA 52802

City Center Ministry (563) 332-5002

Family Investment Program (Welfare) - 1-(800)-972-2017

Salvation Army of the Quad Cities - (563) 324-4808
301 W 6th St # 1, Davenport, IA 52803

Bettendorf First Assembly - 563-355-2249
1811 18th St.Bettendorf, IA 52722
Contact Person: Rev. Judy Kelley, Hours of operation: Thurs 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Amount of Food Provided: 4 - 5 days, Visits permitted: 4xYear, Documentation Required: Licenses


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