East Central Intergovernmental Association

A regional response to local needs

7600 Commerce Park
Dubuque, IA 52002
800-942-4648 (Iowa Only)


Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP)


The Continuum of Care – Special Needs Assistance program is a permanent supportive housing program that assists those who are chronically homeless and also have either a substance abuse issue, mental health diagnosis and/or has been diagnosed with having HIV/AIDS. This program was previously known as Shelter Plus Care and was housed at Project Concern. With the closing of Project Concern, the program found a new home with ECIA under its new nonprofit, East Central Development Corporation (ECDC).


The Continuum of Care – Special Needs Assistance program uses the housing first model which allows us to help those who qualify, obtain housing first and then address the barriers that have kept someone homeless. With case management, supportive services are put in place and verified on a monthly basis to help ensure stability.

If you have any questions about this program, please call ECIA Employment & Training Specialist, Amanda Hohmann at 563.258.9187 or email her at ahohmann@ecia.org.


The East Central Development Corporation is a United Way Partner Agency. Please visit the Dubuque office at www.dbqunitedway.org.