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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, funding and advocacy organization for affordable housing in Polk County, Iowa.

Join our team

PCHTF is seeking a Director of Research and Compliance.

Upcoming Events

Stable Steady Stong

Invest in housing opportunity

You can invest to help families secure and maintain safe and affordable housing. That improves the quality of life for everyone in Greater Des Moines.

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Accessory Dwelling Units

Local communities are considering accessory dwelling units as a way to add new housing options in existing neighborhoods.

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Home Repair Programs

Learn about programs that assist low- and moderate-income homeowners paying for essential home repairs.

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The legislative season has arrived again

Track statehouse action and learn about the issues

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Unlocking Possibilities

Our annual report to the community

FY2023 was our largest ever year for housing investment, and we're just getting started. Thank you to the network of volunteers, supporters, and community members who make this work possible.

The Cover of our annual report shows the Sixth Avenue Flats apartment building and the title Unlocking Possibilities.

The latest news from the PCHTF blog

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