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Greater Des Moines Supportive Housing Will Change the Landscape of Affordable Housing in Central Iowa

June 23, 2022

The former Valley West Inn site will be renovated into 144 efficiency apartments that are approximately 350sf with areas throughout the campus for supportive service programming, community spaces, green spaces, office spaces, and parking. The units will include a kitchen, bedroom area, living space, and full bathroom. Dependent on receiving adequate funding, the rehab process will begin in late 2022, with an estimated completion of 18 months.

A new vision for affordable supportive housing

February 22, 2022

“Dream big, start small. But most of all, start.” – Simon Sinek In the Fall of 2021, Emily Osweiler, Carol Luth, and Sarah Wigen…

Fitz

One day his neighbors noticed that he hadn’t been out and about

February 21, 2022

Fitz lived in a tent for 17 years. Everyone knew him. He was always the life of the party. He had found all of the ways…

Gary

When she was gone, everything was gone

February 21, 2022

Gary wasn’t someone you would expect to see in this place. He had two master’s degrees, children and grandchildren, no criminal history, and a…

Twyla

She struggled in a cycle of physical abuse, gaslighting, and mental abuse

February 21, 2022

Twyla was a homemaker, living with the love of her life until love turned into years of loneliness, pain, and fear. She and her partner…

Mariana

She had to choose between her medications or food

February 21, 2022

Living on a monthly income of $774 in a low-income apartment which cost $650 per month meant that Mariana had $124 left each month…

He didn’t realize he wasn’t equipped to be on his own

February 21, 2022

Brendan was in and out of foster care settings for as long as he could remember. When he turned 18, he was so happy to…

Man thinking

He had trouble keeping track of time

February 21, 2022

Stephen moved in directly from prison. He was one of the lucky ones who had a counselor to help him apply for housing early, so…

And yet, he wanted to stay at home

February 21, 2022

Reggie was only 54 years old, but you might guess that he was 74. He walked slowly, hunched over and wincing in pain. We didn’t know…