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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 - funded by the community's contributions to STABLE STEADY STRONG.

Anawim Housing logo
The Beacon logo
Catholic Charities of Des Moines logo
Central Iowa Shelter & Services logo
House of Mercy logo
Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity logo
International Rescue Committee Des Moines logo
HOME Inc logo
Iowa Homeless Youth Centers logo
Iowa International Center logo
Nisaa African Family Services 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 FY2023 investors

Affinity Credit Union 

American Enterprise Group Charitable Foundation 

Andersen Windows Foundation 

Angela Connolly 

At Home in Central Iowa 

Baker Group 

Bank Iowa 

Bank of America 

Bank of the West 

Bankers Trust 

Central Bank 

Chelsea Lepley 

Chelsea Rink 

Chris Diebel 

Cole McClelland and Jenna Kimberley 

Community State Bank 

Conlin Family Fund 

Corey and Suzanne Mineck 

Cutler Development 

David Teachout 

Deibler & Company

Drew Realty USA 

Easter Family Fund 

EMC Insurance Companies 

Ena Babic Barnes 

Eric Burmeister 

Ernest & Florence Sargent Family Foundation 

First National Bank 

Fred & Charlotte Hubbell Family Charitable Fund 

Gartner Family Foundation 

Great Southern Bank 

HPM Investments Inc./ Denny Elwell Company 

Hubbell Realty 

Iowa Credit Union Foundation 

Iowa State Bank 

Jane Bishop Fogg 

Jeff Damman 

Jester Insurance 

Joelyn Jensen-Marren 

Junior Ibarra

Kathryn and Creighton Cox 

Kemin Industries 

Kimberley Development Corporation 

Koester Construction 

Kris Schechinger-Camper 

Lance and Joleen Henning 

Lanette Nelson 

Lincoln Savings Bank Foundation 

Luis Montoya 

Mandi McReynolds 

Matt Hauge 

McAninch Corporation 


MidWestOne Bank 

Nationwide Employees 

Nationwide Foundation 

Newbury Living 

Northwest Bank 

Principal Financial Group Foundation 

R.E. Properties 

Rachel Flint

Ralph & Sylvia G Green Charitable Foundation 

Randall and Janis Van Ahn Innis 

Rick and Annette Krause 

Sara Hopkins Real Estate Team 

Sidekick Development 

Simonson & Associates Architects 

Tarbell & Company 

Teree Caldwell-Johnson 

The Graham Group, Inc. 

The Weitz Company 

Tim and Sandy McClelland 

Tracy Levine 

Troy and Angie Thompson 

Turner Construction 

Veridian Credit Union 


Wells Fargo 

West Bank 

William C. Knapp Charitable Foundation 

Windsor Heights Lutheran Church

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