The PCHTF offers community leaders tours of affordable housing options in metro neighborhoods.
Basic Needs | Powerful Solutions
The Polk County Housing Trust Fund is the comprehensive planning, advocacy and funding organization for Affordable Housing in Polk County Iowa. Founded 16 years ago the Trust Fund is responsible for allocating state and local funds aimed at increasing and preserving the inventory of affordable units in the County. It is also responsible for conducting a combined local campaign for housing to fund non-profit providers that assist low income persons in obtaining and retaining those affordable housing units. This enables the PCHTF to create and sustain a broad and integrated vision for affordable housing inventory and the Supportive Services necessary to maximize the impact of that inventory.
- New Housing Solutions
- Hawthorn Hill renovates two north side homes
This summer, Hawthorn Hill purchased two single-family homes from the City of Des Moines that were previously used for the City's public housing program. The homes had been vacant for a number of years, and in need of renovations, especially the interiors.
- A Happy Ending for Hotel Randolph Residents
- Primary Health Care leads successful rehousing effort
In late August, local nonprofit Primary Health Care was presented with a daunting task -- relocate the residents of the Hotel Randolph in time for a sale to Sherman Associates by late October. The staff would have to find new homes for 89 people, many of whom were low-income individuals with prior evictions, criminal backgrounds, and/or utility arrearages, in just 60 days. While it was no easy feat, they succeeded. With the support of the community, the developer, and the City of Des Moines, all of the Randolph residents were relocated on time and under budget.
- Luke Gray Has the Floor
- The Power of Lists
This is the time of year for giving, receiving and…
Lists for gift buying, grocery shopping, holiday cards, project work plans and the all-important daily task list. Lists are important and even powerful. The exercise of writing a list can help us formulate thoughts, give clarity, assess what is important and move forward with focused intent on what we want to accomplish in our own lives and as a community.