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PCHTF grants $400,000 to 11 local programs supporting housing stability in Polk County

The Polk County Housing Trust Fund (PCHTF) has announced that our board of directors this month has approved $400,000 in grant awards to 11 programs at local non-profit organizations through the organization’s Community Investment grantmaking program. These grants bridge the gap between affordable housing and people in our community through programs that support the stability of families, a steady workforce, and strong and economically vital neighborhoods and communities.


"This ongoing funding initiative is critical so people and families in Greater Des Moines have the support they need to find and keep stable housing.  We thank the many participating community members for their investments, which in turn allow us to thoughtfully invest in much-needed programs that help thousands of people every year,” said Julian Neely, PCHTF’s director of advancement and community investment. 


The Community Investment funds PCHTF allocates are unique because they come from local businesses, organizations, and individuals through the PCHTF’s Stable Steady Strong fundraising campaign. This supplements PCHTF’s operational funding and “bricks-and-mortar” development programs to create housing, which are funded by Polk County and the State Housing Trust Fund administered by the Iowa Finance Authority.


Thanks to the operating support PCHTF receives from Polk County, PCHTF grants 100% of funds raised through Stable Steady Strong out to local nonprofit partners providing programs and services that meet critical needs in the community.  Programs receiving Community Investment grants support one or more of the following priorities: homeownership counseling and education, housing-focused case management, resident services, permanent supportive housing, and affordable housing programs.


To learn more about Stable Steady Strong and the investments it supports in our community — or to make a contribution in support of this program, visit our website .

Organization - Program name

Grant awarded

Anawim Housing – Supporting Tenants and Housing Retention Program


CommonBond Communities - Des Moines Program


Families Forward - The Home Connection


HOME, Inc. - Housing Counseling Program


Iowa Homeless Youth Centers - Homeless and At-Risk Youth Project


Iowa Legal Aid - Polk County Housing Stability


Oakridge Neighborhood - Family and Workforce Services


Primary Health Care - Client Assistance Program


Primary Health Care - Landlord Mitigation


The Beacon - The Graduate Support Program


YMCA Supportive Housing - Graduate Program



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