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Investing in a stronger community for all

Your support of STABLE STEADY STRONG helps provide safe, stable housing to everyone in our community.

At the Polk County Housing Trust Fund, we are the comprehensive planning, funding and advocacy nonprofit for affordable housing in Polk County, Iowa. But we don't accomplish our mission alone.


Each year, we rely on the community's support to help us fund housing services in Greater Des Moines though STABLE STEADY STRONG. When you contribute, you are

  • Investing in the stability of families

Your donation helps people and families find safe, affordable housing. This provides stability and security, so they can focus on their jobs, education and other goals.

  • Investing in a steady workforce

When people have a safe, affordable place to live, they are more likely to be able to hold down a job and contribute to the economy. This benefits everyone in the community.

  • Investing in strong and economically viable neighborhoods and communities

When people have a place to call home, they are more able to be engaged in the community and invested in its future. This helps create stronger, more vibrant neighborhoods and communities.

Your donation makes a difference. It supports local programs that help people find and keep housing they need.

Last year's results, reported by funded programs

Smiling Woman

6023 individuals received services

100% of funds we raise
are granted into the community

Real stories about the impact your gift makes

QD lost his job and was on the verge of eviction. He found help from the Hope for Stable Families program at HOME, Inc., which provided him with short-term rental assistance, case management services, and school supplies.


The rental assistance helped QD and his children remain in their apartment. The case management services helped him find more stable employment, learn to budget, and connect with outside agencies to further stabilize his family and living situation.


Now back on solid footing, QD plans to meet with a Homeownership Counselor to get on the path to securing safe, stable, and affordable housing.

Our Quarterly Report to Investors

Each quarter, we share updates with STABLE STEADY STRONG investors about the latest progress the campaign is making.


You can review recent updates here.

Partnering with local service providers

These are the organizations who received grants last year - funded by the community's contributions to STABLE STEADY STRONG.

Anawim Housing logo
Central Iowa Shelter & Services logo
Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity logo
HOME Inc logo
House of Mercy logo
Iowa Homeless Youth Centers logo
Iowa International Center logo
Oakridge Neigbhorhood Logo
Primary Health Care logo
U.S. Committee on Refugees and Immigrants logo
YMCA Supportive Housing Campus logo

Thank you to these FY-2022 investors

Affinity Credit Union

Allan and Karen Demorest

American Enterprise Group

Amy McCurtain

Andrew Giller

Angie Arthur

Baker Group

Bank Iowa

Bank of America

Bank of the West

Bankers Trust

Carol Duncan

Central Bank

Cole McClelland

Community Foundation
   of Greater Des Moines

Community State Bank

Connie Boesen

Corey and Suzanne Mineck

Creighton Cox

Cutler Development

Daphne Hays

David Teachout

Deibler & Company

Des Moines Area Religious Council

Easter Family Fund

Elizabeth Presutti

Ena Babic Barnes

Eric Burmeister

Ernest and Florence Sargent Family Foundation

Estes Construction

First National Bank

Fred and Charlotte Hubbell
   Family Charitable Fund

Gartner Family Foundation

Graham Group, Inc.

Great Southern Bank

GreenState Credit Union

Harry Bookey & Pamela Bass-Bookey

Harvey Giller and Barb Hirsch-Giller

Hatch Development Group
   and Perennial Properties

HPM Investment

Hubbell Realty Company

Iowa Credit Union Foundation

Iowa State Bank

Jane Fogg

Jeff and Jen Stanbrough Charitable Fund

Jeff and Lisa Damman

Jester Insurance

Joelyn Jensen-Marren

Kading Properties

Kemin Industries

Kimberley Development Corporation

Koester Construction

Krause +

Kris Schechinger-Camper

Lance Henning

Lanette Nelson

Lincoln Savings Bank Foundation

Lori Kauzlarich

Luis Montoya and Nicole Hinton

Mandi McReynolds

Marsha Kephart

Matt Hauge

McAninch Corporation


MidWestOne Bank

MVAH Partners

Nationwide Foundation

Newbury Living

Northwest Bank

Patty and Jim Cownie

Principal Financial Group

Ralph and Sylvia G. Green
   Charitable Foundation

RE Properties LLC

Renee Hardman

Renewable Energy Group

Rick and Annette Krause

Riley Family Fund

Roxanne and James Conlin Fund

Sara Hopkins Real Estate Team

Sean Pelletier

Sidekick Development

Tarbell & Company

Teree Caldwell-Johnson

Tracy Levine

Troy Thompson

Turner Construction

TWG Development

Union Pacific Foundation

US Bank

Veridian Credit Union


W.T. & Edna M. Dahl Trust

The Weitz Company

Wells Fargo

West Bank

William C. Knapp Charitable Foundation

Windsor Heights Lutheran Church

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