Polk County

Organization
City, State, Zip
Phone
Description
Type of Assistance
Anawim Housing
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-244-8308
Provides low income housing and supportive services
Rental Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing
Annie's House Transitional Housing
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-779-4599
Provides transitional housing for women
Transitional Housing
Beacon of Life Transitional Housing
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-244-4713
Provides transitional housing for women
Transitional Housing
Catholic Charities Emergency Family Shelter
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-282-1235
Provides shelter and case management to families with small children
Emergency Shelter
Central Iowa Shelter and Services
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-284-5719
Provides shelter and support services for those experiencing homelessness
Emergency Shelter
Citizens for Community Improvement
Des Moines, IA 50311
515-255-0800
Provides counseling and homeownership classes for home buyers
Resources
CommonBond Communities
St. Paul, MN 55116
651-291-1750
Provides low income housing
Rental Housing
Community Housing Initiatives (CHI)
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-5965
Provides low income housing
Rental Housing
Creative Vision Human Development Institute
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-244-4003
Provides daily meals (M-Th & Sun), weekly health clinic (Wed), and traffic safety classes
Other
Cross Ministries
Des Moines, IA 50311
515-279-9998
Provides assistance with rent/mortgage, deposits, and utilities
Rent Assistance, Utility Assistance
Des Moines Municipal Housing Agency
Des Moines, IA 50313
515-323-8950
Provides low income housing
Rental Housing, Rent Assistance
Drake Legal Clinic
Des Moines, IA 50311
515-271-3851
Provides access to legal services for low income families/individuals
Legal
Family Promise of Greater Des Moines
Des Moines, IA 50310
515-277-7051
Provides emergency shelter to families
Emergency Shelter
Family Violence Center
Undisclosed Location
515-243-6147
Provides emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence
Emergency Shelter
Four Oaks Family Living Center
West Des Moines, IA 50265
515-261-3719
Provides transitional housing for families with small children
Transitional Housing
Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity
Des Moines, IA 50317
515-471-8686
Provides building and renovation of homes, financial education, makes available affordable mortgage financing, completes homeowner occupied repairs, and offers a tool library for homeowners
Repair, New Construction
Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Des Moines, IA 50317
515-309-0224
Provides household goods and building materials
Other
Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Urbandale, IA 50322
515-309-0224
Provides household goods and building materials
Other
HIV Housing Assistance Program
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-284-0245
Provides housing assistance for persons living with HIV/AIDS
Rent Assistance
HOME, Inc.
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-243-1277
Provides building and repairing of houses along with rental and home ownership counseling
Repair, New Construction, Resources
Hansen House of Hospitality
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-282-0549
Provides shelter for men recently released from prison
Emergency Shelter
Harbor of Hope Mission
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-244-0370
Provides transitional housing for men
Transitional Housing
Hatch Development Group
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-243-4675
Provides affordable housing options
Rental Housing
Hawthorn Hill
Des Moines, IA 50312
515-243-7456
Provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, and assistance with finding permanent housing
Emergency Shelter, Transitional Hosuing
Hope Center for Women and Children
Des Moines, IA 50317
515-264-0144
Provides emergency shelter and transitional housing
Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing
Hope Ministries Bethel Mission
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-244-5445
Provides emergency shelter for men
Emergency Shelter
Hope Ministries Door of Faith
Des Moines, IA 50315
515-974-0545
Provides transitional housing for men
Transitional Housing
House of Mercy
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-643-6500
Provides transitional housing and case management for women with or without children
Transitional Housing
IMPACT Community Action Partnership
Des Moines, IA 50311
515-274-1334
Provides assistance with utility costs
Utility Assistance
Iowa Homeless Youth Center
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-883-2379
Provides shelter for youth ages 16-21 and transitional housing for parenting or pregnant women ages 16-25
Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing
Joppa
Des Moines, IA 50309
866-288-5699
Provides new home construction and transitional housing
Transitional Housing, Resources
Mainstream Living
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-243-8115
Provides permanent supportive housing for single women and people with disabilities
Permanent Supportive Housing
Metro Home Improvement Program
West Des Moines, IA 50265
515-273-0770
Provides essential home repairs in 9 metro areas
Repair
Neighborhood Finance Corporation
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-246-0010
Provides loans for home purchases and repairs
Lender
Newbury Management Company
West Des Moines, IA 50265
515-698-9700
Provides low income housing
Rental Housing
Oakridge Neighborhood Association
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-244-7702
Provides low income housing
Rental Housing
Polk County Centralized Intake; Homeless Outreach & Advocacy
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-248-1850
Provides homeless resources and referral. A FIRST PLACE TO CALL IN POLK COUNTY
Emergency Shelter, Resources
Polk County General Assistance
Des Moines, IA 50310
515-286-2088
Provides financial assistance for necessary services such as rent and utilities in an emergency
Rent Assistance, Utility Assistance
Polk County Health Department
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-286-2115
Provides affordable replacement of lead-based paint
Repair
Polk County Public Works
Des Moines, IA 50313
515-875-5566
Provides assistance with housing rehab, emergency repair, and weatherization
Repair, Weatherization
Polk County Veterans Affairs
Des Moines, IA 50310
515-286-3670
Provides rental assistance, assistance applying for loans, assistance finding housing/shelter, and utility assistance
Emergency Shelter, Rental Housing, Utility Assistance, Rent Assistance
Proteus, Inc
Des Moines, IA 50310
1-800-372-6031
Provides assistance in financial emergencies to mainly non-english speaking individuals/families
Lender
Rebuilding Together
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-284-7403
Provides home repairs
Repair
Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-344-1209
Provides housing training and resources for refugee communities
Resources
Salvation Army
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-282-3422
Provides financial assistance for rent and utilities
Rent Assistance, Utility Assistance
St Benedict Mission
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-244-2986
Provides financial assistance for rent and utilities
Rent Assistance, Utility Assistance
St Vincent de Paul
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-282-8327
Provides financial assistance for rent and utilities
Rent Assistance, Utility Assistance
USDA-Rural Development
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-284-4663
Provides loans, grants, and loan guarantees for individuals and businesses to assisst with affordable housing
Lender
USDA-Rural Development - Area 6 - Indianola Area Office
Indianola, IA 50125
515-961-5363, Ext. 4
Provides loans, grants, and loan guarantees for individuals and businesses to assisst with affordable housing
Lender
Urban Dreams
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-288-4742
Provides resources and referrals for those seeking shelter
Emergency Shelter
West Des Moines Human Services
West Des Moines, IA 50265
515-222-3660
Provides weatherization and emergency assistance for rent, mortgage, and utilities
Rent Assistance, Utility Assistance, Weatherization
YMCA of Greater Des Moines
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-288-2424
Provides transitional housing for men
Transitional Housing
Youth Emergency Services and Shelter
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-282-9377
Provides shelter for youth ages 17 and under
Emergency Shelter

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