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. Focused around these three core activities, the Housing Trust Fund is responsible for crafting the community strategic plan for affordable housing and leading its implementation. It is also tasked with helping the community understand the need for and benefits of adequate affordable housing. Finally, the organization is responsible for allocating community funds aimed at increasing and preserving the inventory of affordable units in the County and improving the lives of the people who live in them.

Latest News

  • PCHTF Awarded Grant from BUILD Health Challenge
  • National grant competition seeks new approaches to health
  • On June 9, PCHTF staff traveled to Washington, DC to accept a grant from the BUILD Health Challenge! The BUILD Health Challenge is a national award program designed to support community collaborations that use non-clinical approaches to give everyone a fair chance to be healthy. PCHTF submitted a proposal to strengthen partnerships among hospitals, nonprofits, local health departments, and other community organizations to improve the health of the three East Bank neighborhoods in Des Moines. Our application was one of only 18 selected of over 300 applicants from across the U.S.

  • PCHTF Awarded Grant from BUILD Health Challenge
  • Spotlight on Snyder & Associates
  • Longtime donor shares why they give to PCHTF
  • This month we are delighted to focus our well-deserved attention on long time donor, Snyder & Associates, Inc., a company rich in its own dedication to quality of life projects throughout the Midwest.  Some of their noteworthy services include pubic development projects such as recreational parks and sports complex facilities, transportation improvements for safe trails, streets and walkways and environmental priorities for improving the water quality.  The ten years of contributions made by Snyder & Associates to the Trust Fund totals $44,000 and signifies a major source of support for the programs that serve families with housing needs. 

  • Spotlight on Snyder & Associates