Essential Household Items Program

Need help with household items? We can help! Schedule an appointment to receive items from our Essential Household Items Program (EHIP). To schedule an appointment, call 515-244-6251 option 0.


  • You must have an appointment scheduled in advance to receive items from this program.

  • Income must be below the Income Guidelines Chart (see below). 

  • No identification needed during the pandemic.

  • Income information IS needed for each household member that is 18 years of age or older. 

  • Services only provided for individuals which have proper income documentation and their children.

Financial Information

Any adult 18 or older must provide financial income documentation. Information for each adult is required. The following documents are accepted:

  • DHS Decision (Current Notice of Decision from Department of Human Services – must be dated in the last 6 months)

  • White Sheet and Wage Verification from the IowaWorks Office

  • Paycheck Paystubs - 4 Weeks or 1 Month

  • Social Security Letter (dated in the last 12 months)

  • Supplemental Security Income Letter (dated in the last 12 months)

  • Social Security Disability Insurance Letter (dated in the last 12 months)

  • Pension Disbursement Documents

  • Referral from another agency

  • Homelessness


Note: We no longer accept tax forms under any circumstances. 



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