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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.

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Service area

Serves all of Polk County and areas of Dallas and Warren Counties.

What can the program do?

Emergency and essential minor & major home repairs. Aging In Place and Safe and Healthy Home modifications: Interior and exterior painting, window repair/replacement, landscaping, debris removal, tree trimming, caulking, weather stripping, door repair/replacement, door sweeps, furnace repair, medically necessary central air repair, siding & trim repair/replacement, roof repair/replacement, gutter repair/replacement, sidewalk replacement, plumbing, electrical, water heater repair/replacement, handicap accessible ramps, widen doorways, bathtub cutouts and grab bars.

Who is eligible?

Household income must be at or under 60% of the area median income (AMI). Appraised home value must be less than $240,000. Home must be current on property taxes with no liens on the property. Home must be owner-occupied. Rental properties and duplexes are not eligible. Some policy exceptions can be made by the director in emergency situations.

What other policies apply?

Skilled volunteers along with able-bodied members of the recipient’s family and friends complete the repairs at no cost to the family. Because it is primarily a short-term project (one day), major structural repairs are not possible and the amount of work accomplished may be limited. A $15,000 lifetime maximum benefit applies for assistance to each single family home. A $2,000 lifetime maximum benefit applies for mobile homes. There is no cost to the applicant. Use of PCHTF funds to assist a homeowner may require a lien to be placed on the home.

Where are applications taken?

You can apply by mail, phone or in person at Rebuilding Together of Greater Des Moines office 1111 9th Street #265 Des Moines, IA 50314

Provided by Rebuilding Together of Greater Des Moines

Use these buttons to browse through other Owner Occupied Home Repair Programs listed in our guide.

Individual program policies and guidelines are subject to change. Always contact an individual program directly for complete information about their rules.

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