Safe, Stable and Affordable
We provide strategic leadership, expertise, and resources to strengthen communities in Polk County through affordable housing.

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.

A graphic showing the values of the Here We Grow effort.

Here We Grow

Building momentum for workforce housing through regional collaboration

Over 41,000 workers in our region can't afford to live on their own, even when they earn at the 90th percentile for their occupation. We're collaborating with others in the region to address the need for workforce housing solutions.

Redlining in Des Moines

Exploring consequences of housing discrimination in our community

Explore the history of redlining and systemic racism in housing with the Polk County Housing Trust Fund's new 5-part video series. Understanding the past allows us to make better decisions for the future.

An image showing two neighborhoods separated by redlining.
An image showing that housing improves jobs, economic success, family success, health and education.

Stable, Steady, Stong

Invest in a better community for all

Community members are investing to help families secure and maintain safe and affordable housing, and that makes a difference in the quality of life for everyone in our community.

Three people holding a sign that says Housing for All.

Our Impact

The pandemic affected the way PCHTF operates, but it had a much greater impact on the people we serve. Learn how we pivoted to providing emergency rental assistance and more in our 2021 annual report.



Homes produced

or preserved

Households served

through funded programs


Households provided emergency rental assistance

Our 2022 report is coming this October!