Stable Steady Strong

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

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 homeownership education


Households served were stably housed for more than one year

Investing in programs to get people housed and keep them housed

Anawim: Permanent Supportive housing case management and Expanding Choices in Housing Opportunities (ECHO) case management


Central Iowa Shelter & Services: Time intervention case management


Oakridge Neighborhood: Transitions workforce development


Iowa Homeless Youth Center: Rapid rehousing program


HOME, Inc.: Hope for Stable Families case management


House of Mercy: Case management


YMCA Supportive Housing Campus: Graduate program


Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity: Blueprint to homeownership program


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

Thank you to these investors

Abbi Kershner

Affinity Credit Union

Allan F. Demorest

Amber Petersen

American Enterprise Group, Inc.

Amethyst Beaver

Andrea Dose

Andy Giller

Angela Arthur

Angela Connolly

Baker Group

Bank Iowa

Bank of America

Bank of the West

Bankers Trust

Barbara Klubal

Betty Sargent Bishop

Brad and Suzy Niebling


Candy Morgan

Carol Duncan

Casey and Heather Miller

Central Bank

Chelsea Lepley

Christensen Development

Christine Dietz

Clark Matthews

Cole McClelland

Community State Bank

Conlin Family Fund

Connie Boesen

Connie Wimer

Corey and Suzanne Mineck

Cutler Development

Darcy Valline

David and Denise Swartz

Deibler & Company

Denman & Company

Dixie and Barney Webb


Easter Family Fund

Denny Elwell Company

EMC Insurance Companies

Eric Burmeister

Ernest & Florence Sargent Family Foundation

Estes Construction

First National Bank

Fred & Charlotte Hubbell Family Charitable Fund

Gannett Foundation

Gartner Family Foundation

Great Southern Bank

Harry Bookey and Pamela Bass Bookey

Harvey Giller and Barb Hirsch-Giller

Hubbell Realty

Iowa Realty Foundation

Iowa State Bank

Jamie Loggins-Evans

Jane Fogg

Jeffery and Lisa Damman

Jenna Ekstrom

Jester Insurance

Jill Shesol

John Chesson

Joseph Lindstrom

Kathryn and Creighton Cox

Kemin Industries

Kristin Schechinger-Camper

Lance and Joleen Henning

Lanette Nelson

Lincoln Savings Bank

Lisa Bender

Lori Kauzlarich

Luis Montoya and Nicole Hinton

Mandi McReynolds

Marsha Kephart

Mayor Frank Cownie

McAninch Corporation

McGowen Hurst Clark Smith

Melissa and Sean Pelletier

Melissa Schuldt (on behalf of Luke DeSmet)

MidWestOne Bank

Misti Johnson

Mollie Giller

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Denner

MVAH Partners

Nationwide Foundation

Newbury Living

Northwest Bank

Patty and Jim Cownie Charitable Fund

Principal Financial Group

R.E. Properties

Ralph & Sylvia Green Charitable Fund

Randall Innis and Janis Van Ahn

Renee Hardman

Ryan Companies

Sadie Kohler

Scott Valbert and John Carstensen


Sidekick Development

Simonson & Associates

Tarbell & Co.

Teri and Paul Bognanno

The Graham Group

Thomas and Tina Hadden

Troy and Angie Thompson

Turner Construction Company

TWG Development

US Bank

Veridian Credit Union

Vern Johnson and Teree Caldwell-Johnson


The Weitz Company

Wells Fargo

West Bank

William C. Knapp Charitable Foundation