The PCHTF Sponsors Site Visit

Rep. Tom Latham visits Des Moines

The PCHTF Sponsors Site Visit

The National Alliance to End Homelessness and the Polk County Housing Trust Fund coordinated a site visit June 10, 2011 at Anawim Housing in Des Moines for U.S. Representative Tom Latham. The session included a cross-section of leaders, service providers and those helped directly by programs who shared how federal funding is being invested in the Des Moines Metro area.

Latham represents Iowa’s 4th Congressional District and chairs the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development that makes recommendations on McKinney-Vento funding, a HUD administered program.  These funds are seen as critical in providing local supportive housing resources for homeless and households at risk and area leaders say Rep. Latham’s perspective on the investment of those funds will be key to garnering future support.