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.
- The Results Are In!
- Board elections bring new faces, new leadership
The Polk County Housing Trust Fund held its Annual Meeting on February 7, 2014, when the Board of Directors elected two new members, elected new leadership, and thanked three retiring members for their service. We’d like to introduce you to a new face on the board, Kathy Gray, Executive Vice President at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage (pictured at bottom left), and offer a special welcome back for a familiar face, Lt. Joe Gonzalez (pictured at bottom right). Continue reading below to get to know our two new Board members.
- Finding 100,000 Homes for the Homeless
- Program featured on "60 Minutes" coming to Des Moines
To end homelessness, just give homeless people a place to live. It sounds too good to be true, but the national 100,000 Homes Campaign is doing just that. And it’s working: local teams in over 230 cities have housed more than 83,000 people. Its success in tackling this difficult task led Anderson Cooper to profile the campaign this month on CBS’ “60 Minutes.” Now, a local team will work to bring the 100,000 Homes Campaign to Des Moines.
- Debbie Fisher Has the Floor
- A good time to be the new Board chair
Timing is everything.