Housing & Shelter
Action Realty, Inc. has rental units available throughout Fort Dodge including 1, 2 and 3+ bedroom apartments, townhomes and houses. Action Realty, Inc. accepts HUD vouchers on qualified units. Project-based Section 8 assistance is also available at Westridge Townhomes.
The American Red Cross provides services to active duty military members and veterans and people displaced from their home due to a disaster. Training in CPR, First Aid, Swimming Lessons, Lifeguard Training and other safety courses is available.
Deercreek Apartments offer affordable living for persons age 62 and over and/or having a disability. Features include an entrance security system, community room, congregate meals on site, chapel and hair salon. Rent is based upon a percentage of the household’s monthly adjusted income.
Offers safety, support and hope to adult and child victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, violent crimes and loved ones of homicide victims. Call for services or contact Brenda McBride, executive director, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evergreen Estates is complex of one, two and three bedroom apartments and offers secure buildings, playground equipment, on-site manager and maintenance. Heat, water and garbage included in rent. Evergreen Estates is a Low Income Housing Tax Credit property and is managed by the Fort Dodge Housing Agency.
The Fort Dodge Housing Agency is dedicated to providing and ensuring quality affordable housing by being an innovative leader in setting housing standards. We are committed to establishing creative partnerships and sound economic practices to benefit the entire community. Low income rental assistance program, Section 8, HUD housing. We provide basic needs such as homeless shelter, housing, assistance in paying for private housing and rental/utility deposit assistance. We also have a self-sufficiency program that supports individuals in becoming employed/educated and connects them to area/community resources. This helps clients in getting the help they need and ultimately using less public assistance in the end.
Gateway to Discovery is a nonprofit organization that has established a two-year residential faith-based recovery program to support women in their rise from the depths of chemical addiction, homelessness and related struggles. It offers a long-term sanctuary as a haven from the social, psychological and economic factors that drive women to desperate means for survival–along with an array of support services and educational opportunities, at no cost to them. They learn social and other life skills crucial to maintaining sobriety and becoming independent contributing members of society. It is based on the simple premise that “Love Changes Lives.”
Northridge Apartments offers quality apartment living for persons age 55 and older who meet income guidelines. Amenities include appliances, laundry rooms on each floor and phone entry system. Northridge Apartments is a Low Income Housing Tax Credit property and is managed by the Fort Dodge Housing Agency.
Rabiner Treatment Center provides a full continuum of services for the youth they serve. Their programming, which includes residential and non-residential care, is geared to meet a wide variety of client needs. Core services include on-campus education; individual, family and group counseling; skill development; vocational training; community volunteerism and community service and restitution. Non-residential programs include an alternative school suspension center, GED, vocational training, placement for children needing a more structured school environment. Their program employs cognitive restructuring and skill development to help youth focus on identifying and changing irresponsible thinking patterns. With a comprehensive continuum of treatment services that support safety, permanency and well-being, their evidence-based cognitive/behavioral approach reinforces pro-social behaviors.
Faith based global organization with ministry of providing emergency assistance to the needy through social services program. Services include food pantry, emergency shelter, emergency financial assistance, food & nutrition programs, and noon meal.
As one of 18 Community Action Agencies in Iowa, Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. (UDMO) works in conjunction with general relief offices to provide emergency assistance programs and services to low income residents in need.
Income-based housing for seniors 62+ and disabled adults. Project-based Section 8 assistance/HUD eligible. Studio and one and two bedroom apartments are available. All utilities are included in the rent and pets under 30 lbs. are permitted. Amenities include computer center, exercise room, laundry facilities, party room and media room. Non-smoking building.
Westridge Townhomes is a 125-unit complex offering both full market units and project-based Section 8 assistance to households that qualify. Westridge Townhomes is professionally managed by Action Realty, Inc.
Youth Shelter Care of North Central Iowa provides an emergency shelter for youth as well as community mental health therapy and in-home counseling. Also provides crisis intervention for youth and families.
The YWCA Center for Life Empowerment operates a residential treatment facility for women with alcohol and substance abuse issues and also offers a homeless shelter and transitional housing services for women and children. Clients may have their children with them in the facility. Support services are also provided for those living in the facility, including parenting programs for young mothers and children’s programs. Intensive outpatient and extended outpatient substance abuse programs for women and men are also offered.