Community Action Agencies

The Division of Community Action Agencies addresses issues facing families by bringing resources for the elderly, disabled and the low-income to the community level.


Job Vacancy--Executive Officer 1

The Iowa Department of Human Rights has a vacancy for the team leader for the Offices of Latino Affairs and the Office on the Status of African Americans within the Division of Community Advocacy and Services (CAS).  This position is a key advocate for Latinos and African Americans in Iowa as we become more just and inclusive in our program delivery.  Open the Executive Officer 1 job description here or visit the State of Iowa job posting website at The application deadline is 11:00 p.m. Central Time, Sunday, October 18, 2015.

Family Development and Self Sufficiency
227 families participating in the Family Development and Self Sufficiency (FaDSS) program achieved a major education goal in 2014, including obtaining a high school, associate or bachelors degree.

Commissions, Boards & Councils

The DHR is your partner in building better communities for all who live here. We open doors, find answers, meet challenges and develop resources. We provide a link among agencies, nonprofits and outreach groups within the state, and between federal and state programs. Our approach stems from a Commission, Board and Council structure to ensure the distinct voices of all Iowans are heard.


Boards & Councils