In June, the PCHTF Board of Directors approved $597,448 in grants to 11 local organizations through the organization’s Programs and Supportive Services (PSS) grant program. These grants serve to bridge the gap between affordable housing and families in our community through programs and services that improve resident stability and self-sufficiency.
The PSS funds PCHTF allocates are unique because they come from community investments businesses, organizations, and individuals make through the PCHTF’s Stable, Steady, Strong fundraising effort. This supplements PCHTF’s operational funding and “bricks-and-mortar” development grant funds, which are provided by Polk County and the State Housing Trust Fund administered by the Iowa Finance Authority.
"The investment in programs to get people housed and keep them housed creates a stronger community for all," said Eric Burmeister, PCHTF's executive director. "We are grateful to the people and organizations who invest in Stable, Steady, Strong, because it enables us to provide services that would not be provided any other way."
Thanks to the operating support PCHTF receives from Polk County, the organization is able to grant 100% of funds invested through Stable, Steady, Strong out to some of the community’s most trusted nonprofit partners who provide programs and services that meet critical needs in the community.