Over 900 households benefit from PCHTF dollars

2010/11 Results

Over 900 households benefit from PCHTF dollars

The Polk County Housing Trust Fund has released its June 30, 2011 results.  Programs funded by Operating and Supportive Service dollars from the PCHTF served:

910 households that include 1,734 children and 1,167 adults

  • 848 or 93% of households served were at or below 50% Median Family Income (MFI)
  • 463 or 51% households income were below 30% MFI
  • 385 or 42% were between 31-50% MFI
  • 451 or 50% households were stabilized for more than one year
  • 509 or 56% were female headed households
  • 728 or 80% of families were employed or received Social Security, SSDI or SSI benefits
  • 198 or 22% of families entering into one of the programs were previously homeless
  • 32 or 4% families became homeowners

Services were provided by the five non-profit agencies funded by the PCHTF.  Anawim Housing, Community Housing Initiatives, Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity, Hawthorn Hill and HOME, Inc. each offer unique opportunities for families to access and retain safe, stable and affordable housing.