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Owner occupied home repair programs serving Polk County

Welcome to your go-to guide for home repair assistance programs serving Polk County, Iowa. If you’re a homeowner with a modest income, this resource is for you. The programs listed here can help with a many kinds of home repairs, often at low or no cost to the applicant. Select a listing below to learn more.

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Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity Home Preservation Program

The program can provide up to $6,000 in no-cost assistance to homeowners for a wide variety of home repairs focused on exterior improvements, weatehrization, critical repairs, aging in place, and accessibility improvement.

Provided by Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity.

Neighborhood Finance Corporation (NFC) Home Improvement Loan Program

Neighborhood Finance Corporation offers affordable loans to repair your home, with up to $10,000 forgivable every 10 years.

Provided by Neighborhood Finance Corporation.

Polk County Weatherization Assistance Program

Polk County's weatherization program can help with common home upgrades to reduce your home energy usage and help keep your home more comfortable.

Provided by Polk County Public Works Housing Services Division.

Improving our Neighborhoods

ION assists Des Moines homeowners with exterior repairs to strengthen and revitalize neighborhoods, keep residents in their homes, and keep their homes from deteriorating beyond repair.

Provided by the City of Des Moines.

Polk County Emergency Home Repair Program

Polk County's emergency home repair program can help with a variety of repair needs focused on safety, livability, accessibility, and more.

Provided by Polk County Public Works Housing Services Division.

Rebuilding Together of Greater Des Moines

Rebuilding Together assists low-income families in Greater Des Moines with critical home repairs. These improvements will enable the families to live in a safe and healthy home.

Provided by Rebuilding Together of Greater Des Moines

Metro Home Improvement Program

The Metro Home Improvement Program is a collaborative effort of eight metro cities (Polk County portions of Altoona, Ankeny, Bondurant, Grimes, Polk City, Urbandale, Windsor Heights and West Des Moines) with the purpose to preserve affordable housing in these communities.

Administered by the City of West Des Moines. Funded by PCHTF and local cities.

Polk County Large Repair Program

Homeowners can qualify for up to $50,000 in home loans for major home repairs, all or part of which may ultimately be forgiven, subject to the loan terms.

Provided by Neighborhood Finance Corporation and partner organizations.

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