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Stable Steady Strong

Through the Stable Steady Strong initiative, community members are helping PCHTF meet some of the community's most pressing housing needs.

Here, you can find out how to contribute, see our impact, meet our funded partners, and other investors in the effort.

When you invest in the Polk County Housing Trust Fund's STABLE STEADY STRONG initiative, you are:

  • Investing in the stability of families by providing opportunities for them to secure and maintain safe and affordable housing.

  • Investing in a steady workforce that can focus on their jobs and responsiblities rather than the challenges of securing and maintaining safe and affordable housing.

  • Investing in strong and economically viable neighborhoods and communities as individuals and families take root in safe and affordable housing.

The supportive services funded by your investment help families secure and maintain safe and affordable housing, and that makes a difference in the quality of life for everyone in our community - residents, neighborhoods and businesses. Simply stated, it's an investment in a stronger community for all.

Townhouses and the women of achievement bridge along the Des Moines River downtown.

Who can attain self-sufficiency if they don't have a safe and stable place to call home? Supporting children, adults, and families seeking affordable and stable housing is a priority for our charitable giving. Every person deserves the security of a place to build their future.

- Jane Fogg, community philanthropist


The STABLE STEADY STRONG initiative funds programs that get people houed and keep them housed, including some of our community's most at-risk populations. In addition to housing support, our program partners reported these outcomes last year.


Individuals served


Households increased their net worth


Households served


Households received financial education


People found
new jobs

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.

Investing in programs to get people housed and keep them housed

  • Anawim Housing: Permanent supportive housing program and Expanding Choices in Housing Opportunities (ECHO) program

  • Central Iowa Shelter & Services: Time intervention case management

  • Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity: Mortgage readiness education

  • Home, Inc.: Hope for Stable Families case management

  • House of Mercy: Recovery housing case management

  • Iowa Homeless Youth Center: Rapid rehousing program

  • Iowa International Center: Housing interpretation hotline

  • Oakridge Neighborhood: Family and workforce program

  • Primary Health Care/Centralized Intake: Tenant assistance fund and landlord mitigation fund

  • US Committee on Immigrants & Refugees - Iowa: Refugee housing case management

  • YMCA Supportive Housing Campus: Graduate program

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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