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.

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Here We Grow

Building workforce housing the region needs

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 lasting consequences of housing discrimination

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.

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Our Impact

This is still an unsettled time for our community's progress on housing. The pandemic emergency is receding, but economic hardship remains. We're working harder than ever to help the community secure needed progress.

1000+

Affordable homes

produced or protected

2,099

Households served

through programs

we fund

$2.5M+

Invested in

housing progress

during FY-2022

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