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Help with rent in Davenport and Scott County.

Tenants and the homeless in Davenport can get assistance with their housing needs, including rent, shelters, utility or security deposits, and maybe even storage bills. There are churches, charities, and government assistance programs in Scott County and the Quad city area that provide loans or grants as a form of emergency rental assistance.

Below are resources for families or individuals in need. There is a listing of free homeless shelters as well as transitional housing programs in the Davenport region. Or locate non-profits or charities that may help pay back rent or other housing costs, such as utility bills, moving costs, motel rooms, or a deposit for a new home or apartment. Scott County residents are also served by the HUD section 8 rent subsidy program as well as free legal aid.

Each housing assistance program has their own funding levels, application process, and terms and conditions. Some focus on short term, emergency needs. Others try to help certain groups, such as veterans pay their rent or offer supportive housing for the disabled or seniors. Each resource is different.

Scott County Community Services can provide short term financial help (including for rental arrears) as well as case management, job training, and LIHEAP grants. It is the community action agency. They may also offer ESG grants for rent, utility bills or housing costs. Address is 600 W. 4th St., Davenport, Iowa 52801-1030. Call the community action agency at 563-326-8723. Or find more details on housing assistance from Scott County community action agency.

United Neighbors Inc. (UNI)
Location is 808 N Harrison St
Davenport, IA 52803
Phone number: (563) 322-7363
A number of resources are offered. Furniture, money to pay rent, food, vouchers to help with hotel or motel rooms and other aid.

Davenport Housing Commission
Public Housing Authority address is 501 W 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801
(563) 326-7711
They process applications for section 8 HUD vouchers. It is income based housing, in which the monthly rent payment is based on the tenants income. Priority is for the disabled as well as seniors. Landlords from Scott County participate, and the commission also offers public housing, home buying assistance, self-sufficiency and more.




HELP Regional Office of Iowa Legal Aid
Address of lawyers is 736 Federal Street Suite 2309
Davenport, IA 52803
Number is 1-800-532-1275
Free legal aid can help the poor, seniors, immigrants, and disabled. Whether housing discrimination, legal help to stop an eviction, or free representation in housing court, assistance is offered by attorneys or staff.

Scott County and Quad City Salvation Army
301 W 6th St # 1
Davenport, IA 52803
Main number is (563) 324-4808
Various social services are available. A homeless shelter, free furniture, emergency rent or heating help, case management and more. Any housing or financial assistance for rental expenses is combined with long term social services.

Project Now
418 19th St
Rock Island, IL 61201
Call (309) 793-6391. They also assist residents in Davenport, across the river.

Family Resources – Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing
2800 Eastern Avenue
Davenport, Iowa 52803
For information, call 563-326-6431
Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing, which includes government grants for rent or utility bills, is offered by the regional non-profit. They also partner with the United Way and the federal government on Homeless Prevention Assistance.





Additional homeless and eviction prevention services are offered too. Anyone in a housing crisis (mortgage, rent, or utilities) can seek advice or financial help. Continue with homeless prevention in Scott County Iowa.

Short term housing, shelters, and transitional housing in Scott County

  • Humility of Mary Shelter is at 1016 W 5th St in Davenport, IA 52802. They have shelter for women, children, and single moms. Call (563) 322-8065
  • Humility of Mary Housing, 3805 Mississippi Ave, Davenport, IA 52807. Call (563) 326-1330. Transitional housing for single parents. Dozens of apartments are offered.
  • St Joseph the Worker House Association, 901 20th St, Rock Island, IL 61201, phone (309) 788-0692
  • Christian Care is at 2209 3rd Ave. The faith based charity – church offers shelter, food, and hot meals. Rock Island, IL 61201. Main number for intake is (309) 786-5734

By Jon McNamara

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