Hearing From Bus Tour Riders

Seatmates Share Insights

Hearing From Bus Tour Riders

In addition to conducting a short, formal survey of Affordable Housing Bus Tour participants, we also ask riders to consider sharing personal thoughts.  Here’s what Jessica Brown and Emily Toribio had to say…

“I see many of these locations in passing but didn’t realize they were places specially designed (and designated) to provide safe, stable and affordable housing. The bus tours have opened my eyes to both the good work being done and the growing need for more affordable housing inventory.  It gives me confidence to see the cross-section of people who are working together to understand, plan for and provide options in Des Moines. From the city council representatives, funders, county supervisors, business leaders and service providers who join the tours, it is apparent we have a community that cares about affordable housing and PCHTF is there leading the way.”  - Jessica Brown, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines

“It's one thing to hear about housing related projects, it's another to see and experience them firsthand. I work for the Iowa Finance Authority and we were delighted to partner with the PCHTF for the summer bus tour devoted to affordable senior living options in Des Moines. I really enjoyed having these projects featured and it was a great way to quickly, yet thoroughly, learn about the facilities and meet the energetic  and caring professionals who help make them possible. It is encouraging to see the collective impact we make in Des Moines and throughout the state and how it makes a difference in affordable living options for Iowans. Thanks again for the great series of tours!”  - Emily Toribio, Iowa Finance Authority