Housing Staff

housing department employees
The Housing Office will be closed until further notice.  We will still be taking phone calls during normal business hours.  Due to the constraints placed on us during the COVID-19 crisis, we will not be holding group briefings for the Section 8 Program.  This will result in longer than normal wait time.

You can still apply on-line by clicking the link below.

General Information

The Charles City Housing and Redevelopment Authority’s (CCHRA) goal is to improve the quality of life for clients by providing affordable housing and building community partnerships with other agencies to provide needed services. The Housing Authority is a department of the City of Charles City designed to administer housing assistance programs throughout the city.

On an average, 180 families are assisted on a monthly basis with the cooperation of approximately 90 landlords on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. The Housing Authority is the landlord to 148 households participating on the Public Housing Program. Participation in all programs requires the family to meet federally determined income guidelines.

  CCHRA Office

How to Apply for Housing Assistance

Application can be made on-line or may be picked up from the office.  To apply on-line please click on the following link:

To print a copy of the application, click on the link below