RENT, UTILITIES, and HOME HEATING RESOURCES
NOTE: Most of the agencies listed below require a decision form from Story Co. Community Services for rent and MICA for utility assistance. Please go to these agencies first.
- Story County Community Services
Phone: 663-2930 | Address: 126 S. Kellogg, Suite #001, Ames
May help with current month’s rent or utilities. Call for eligibility rules (not eligible: FIP, Soc. Sec. or SSI recipients and students).
- Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA)
Phone: 515-956-3333 | Address: 230 SE 16th Street
May have funding resources to help with some utilities including home heating. MICA also has a home winterization program.
- Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance
Phone: 296-1449 | Address: 613 Clark, Ames
Walk-in Applications: Monday 9:00-11:30AM & Thursday 3:00-5:30PM
- Emergency Residence Project
Phone: 232-8075 | 225 S. Kellogg, Ames
Walk-in applications taken Mon and Thurs 9-3:30.
- Christ Community Church
Phone: 515-232-2765 | Address: 5501 GW Carver, Ames
Ames and Gilbert residents only. Walk-in applications taken Wed 1-3 AM.
- St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
Phone: 515-292-3810 | Address: 2210 Lincoln Way, Ames
Call 8 AM sharp on Thursdays for an appointment. Call back a short time later if line is busy. Available slots may fill quickly.
- St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
Phone: 515-382-2974 | Address: 1110 11th Street, Nevada
For Nevada and other Eastern (East of I-35 highway) Story County residents. (Ames is excluded). Call for appointment.
- Salvation Army
Phone: 515-233-3567 | Address: 703 E. Lincoln Way
Call for appointment.