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We have listed all of the financial assistance programs and resources that we have located in Des Moines, Iowa below. Many are government and non profit programs. Also check our area cities for resources as the help they provide may be transferable between cities. If you know of any programs in Des Moines that we do not have listed, please contribute by Adding a New Listing Here.

This is a private and user contributed database of local government or non-profit agencies that provide people with help who are in financial distress. Services range from help paying rent to Christmas assistance, utility paying assistance. We list any resource we find that can help people out.

Aging Resources of Central Iowa

Aging Resources of Central Iowa

5835 Grand Avenue Suite 106
Des Moines, IA - 50312
(515) 255-1310;

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AGING RESOURCES serves persons 60 years of age and older living in Polk, Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Story and Warren Counties. Aging resources also provides state and federal funds to local provides if such services as: congregate meals, home delivered meals, homemakers, home health aides, chore services, home repair, adult day care, legal services, mental health outreach and pr

Adult Day Programs,Aging and Disability Resource Centers,Aging in Place Membership Organizations/Networks,Caregiver Training,Congregate Meals/Nutrition Sites,Elder Law,Errand Running/Shopping Assis

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AIDS Project of Central Iowa

AIDS Project of Central Iowa

711 East 2nd Street (515) 284-0245 - (888) 373-0010 -
Des Moines, IA - 50309
(515) 284-0245;

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AIDS PROJECT OF CENTRAL IOWA is a non-profit organization providing assistance to people living with HIV and preventing future infections in our community. Will provide counseling, practical assistance, help locate needed medical care, and in general help the client with any services needed. Can make home and hospital visits.

AIDS/HIV Prevention Counseling,Disease/Disability Information,Food Pantries,General Counseling Services,Health Related Support Groups,Housing Search Assistance,Medical Equipment/Supplies,Public Awa

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Auxi Health, Inc. - Des Moines

Auxi Health, Inc. - Des Moines

4232 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA - 50311
(800) 728-1691;

Website

AUXI HEALTH INC provides a variety of Home Health Services to clients in their homes. Services must be ordered from a Physician. Services include: Skilled Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Home Health Aids, and Homemaker Services.

Errand Running/Shopping Assistance,Home Health Aide Services,Home Nursing,Homemaker Assistance,Personal Care,

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Bidwell-Riverside Center

Bidwell-Riverside Center

1203 South East Hartford Avenue (515) 244-6251 -
Des Moines, IA - 50315
(515) 244-6251;

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BIDWELL-RIVERSIDE CENTER is committed to helping families and individuals develop to their full potential through direct service and educational programs. Programs include: Early Child Development center, possible financial assistance for utilities, food pantry (DMARC), and clothing shop.

Diapers,Food Pantries,Formula/Baby Food,General Clothing Provision,Holiday Programs,Personal/Grooming Needs,Thrift Shops,Transportation Passes,Utility Service Payment Assistance,

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Central Senior Center

Central Senior Center

2008 Forest Avenue (515) 286-3677 -
Des Moines, IA - 50314
(515) 286-3677;

Website

CENTRAL SENIOR CENTER: congregate meal site (noon meal), recreation activities/ educational classes including ceramics, crafts, tournaments, and special interest classes. Varied health services (podiatry, dental, physicals, well elderly). There are five neighborhood-based senior centers and thirteen dining sites throughout Polk County.

Congregate Meals/Nutrition Sites,Senior Centers,Tax Preparation Assistance,

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Cross Ministries -Cottage Grove Presbyterian Church

Cross Ministries -Cottage Grove Presbyterian Church

1050 24th Street (515) 279-8877 - Food PantryDO NOT ASSIST WITH
Des Moines, IA - 50311
(515) 279-9998;

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CROSS MINISTRIES is an outreach program established to assist people in crisis with basic survival needs such as rent, rent deposits, mortgage payments, utility bills, birth certificates, etc. CROSS can sometimes assist with vouchers for laundry, bus tokens and storage costs. Other services:

Certificates/Forms Assistance,Cleaning Products,Diapers,Food Pantries,Formula/Baby Food,Mortgage Payment Assistance,Personal/Grooming Needs,Records/Licenses/Permits Fee Payment Assistance,Rent Paym

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Department of Housing and Urban Development

210 Walnut Street Room 239(515) 284-4512 -
Des Moines, IA - 50309
(515) 284-4512;

Website

HOUSING DISCRIMINATION HOTLINE provides callers with information regarding their fair housing rights and responsibilities and accepts complaints of housing discrimination. Callers will be greeted in both English and Spanish and will have the option to continue listening to the recorded messages in either language.

Discrimination Assistance,Housing Authorities,

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Des Moines Area Community College - Urban Campus

Des Moines Area Community College - Urban Campus

1100 7th Street (800) 362-2127 -
Des Moines, IA - 50314
(515) 244-4226

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DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE serves 11 Central Iowa counties. Des Moines Area Community College provides full-time and part-time educational programs up to two years in length in 70 different career education programs; 13 paraprofessional career programs for which college credit is given; a full range of freshman and sophomore college courses; adult and continuing education programs, in

Colleges/Universities,Computer and Related Technology Classes,DUI Offender Programs,Tax Preparation Assistance,

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Employee and Family Resources - Fifth Avenue

Employee and Family Resources - Fifth Avenue

505 Fifth Avenue Suite 600(515) 244-6090 - Employee Service
Des Moines, IA - 50309
(515) 244-6090;

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES are the single point of entry for state funded substance abuse treatment services within Polk County. Assessment specialists determine treatment needs (if any) for others referred by the courts, county, private attorneys, treatment and other health and social service providers, family members and those who are self-referred. Sliding fee scale.

Assessment for Substance Abuse,Comprehensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment,Employee Assistance Programs,General Counseling Services,Substance Abuse Counseling,Substance Abuse Crisis Interven

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General Assistance - Polk County

General Assistance - Polk County

1900 Carpenter Street
Des Moines, IA - 50314
(515) 286-2088;

Email Website

GENERAL ASSISTANCE provides temporary assistance for basic or special needs to low income persons who reside in Polk County. Eligibility is determined by Financial Assistance Specialists in accordance with General Assistance Ordinance. Can provide temporary rent, utility, food assistance, beds, property tax suspension, burial assistance, and medical supplies. For qualifying individuals, assi

Burial/Cremation Expense Assistance,Food Vouchers,Furniture,General Appliance Provision,General Relief,Medical Expense Assistance,Mortgage Payment Assistance,Prescription Medication Services,Proper

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Health Facilities Division - Department of Inspections & Appeals

Health Facilities Division - Department of Inspections &
Appeals

321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA - 50319
(515) 281-4115

Email Website

DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTIONS AND APPEALS is the designated state survey and certification agency responsible for inspecting and licensing/certifying various health care entities, as well as health care providers and suppliers operating in the State of Iowa.

Adult Protective Services,Elder Abuse Prevention,In Home Assistance Registries,Licensing/Certification/Accreditation,

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Iowa Finance Authority

Iowa Finance Authority

2015 Grand Avenue (515) 725-4900 - (800) 432-7230 -
Des Moines, IA - 50312
(515) 725-4900

Email Website

IOWA FINANCE AUTHORITY provides financing for either new or existing homes with low interest mortgage loans throughout the state for qualified first time buyers or non-first-time buyers in targeted areas.

Home Purchase/Mortgage Refinance Loans,Housing Advocacy Groups,Housing Down Payment Assistance,

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Iowa Legal Aid - Des Moines

Iowa Legal Aid - Des Moines

1111 Ninth Street, Suite 230 LEGAL SERVICES are provided in the following
Des Moines, IA - 50309
(515) 243-2151;

Email Website

FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE with civil legal problems involving basic necessities for low-income individuals in all 99 Iowa counties; assistance ranges from providing counsel and advice to representation before various agencies and courts

Adoption Legal Services,Advance Medical Directives,Certificates/Forms Assistance,Child Custody/Visitation Assistance,Child Support Assistance/Enforcement,Consumer Law,Discrimination Assistance,Dome

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Iowa Pathways to Health Care Careers

Iowa Pathways to Health Care Careers

401 South West 7th Street Suite N(515) 283-7999 - Refugee Services &nb
Des Moines, IA - 50309
(515) 283-7999

Website

IOWA PATHWAYS TO HEALTH CARE CAREERS is a unique project will recruit, screen, and provide training and support services to Limited English Proficient (LEP) refugees and immigrants in Iowa to help them pursue careers, with progression, in the health care industry. The project is a partnership effort between Iowa Workforce Development, Iowa Bureau of Refugee Services, Mercy College of Health

Immigrant Benefits Assistance,Student Financial Aid,

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Iowa Rental Help

Iowa Rental Help

Vary by county -must call first (877) 386-9104 - Statewide CASE MANAGE
Des Moines, IA - 50312

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IOWA RENTAL HELP can assist qualified Iowa renters (and some homeowners) who are facing financial difficulties. The program offers financial assistance to help Iowans stay in their rental homes, or to find affordable housing that best suit their needs. Iowa Rental Help Offers:

Homeless Financial Assistance Programs,Housing Search Assistance,Landlord/Tenant Assistance,Moving Assistance,Post Disaster Housing Assistance,Rent Payment Assistance,Rental Deposit Assistance,Util

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ISED Ventures - Iowans for Social & Economic Development

ISED Ventures - Iowans for Social & Economic
Development

1111 Ninth Street Suite 380FREE INCOME TAX PREPARATION
Des Moines, IA - 50314
(515) 283-0940

Website

ISED Ventures is a non-profit community development agency. Its mission is to create opportunities for low and moderate income Iowans to increase income and achieve financial stability. Available programs:

Benefits Screening,Business Assistance Centers,Ex-Offender Employment Programs,Job Retraining,Job Search/Placement,Money Management,Occupation Specific JobTraining,Tax Preparation Assistance,Welfar

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Legal Representatives for Disability Claims

Legal Representatives for Disability Claims

n/a 1. Legal Aid 515-243-1193
Des Moines, IA - 50309
515-243-1193;51

LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES FOR DISABILITY CLAIMS

Legal Representation,Social Security Disability Insurance,Welfare Rights Assistance,

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LifeWorks, Inc.

LifeWorks, Inc.

600 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA - 50312
(515) 255-8399

Email Website

LIFEWORKS INC provides a variety of counseling services, including: depression, anxiety, physical/sexual abuse, victim and perpetrators, relationships, parenting, grief/loss, trauma, family issues, adoption, anger management, conflict resolution, childhood behavioral disorders, stress management, etc. The staff at LifeWorks has experience working with the Child Welfare System; they work with

Adolescent/Youth Counseling,Adoption Services,Anger Management,Behavioral Learning Therapy,Bereavement Counseling,Child Custody/Visitation Assistance,Child Guidance,Crime Victim/Witness Counseling,

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Lutheran Services in Iowa - Health & Disability Care

Lutheran Services in Iowa - Health & Disability Care

3116 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA - 50311
(515) 277-1658

Email Website

HOME HEALTH SERVICES offers affordable home health care services which enable individuals to live safely in their homes. Services included: Skilled Nurses, therapists, (physical, occupational and speech), Home Health Aides, Homemakers, Social Workers, Pediatrics Home Health Care, Affordable Assisted Living. Payment options: Medicare, Medicaid, Waivers, Insurance, Grants, Private Pay. 515-271-

Adult Day Programs,Home Health Aide Services,Home Nursing,Homemaker Assistance,Life Skills Education,Medical Equipment/Assistive Technology Donation Programs,Supported Living Services for Adults wi

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Neighborhood Finance Corporation

Neighborhood Finance Corporation

1912 Sixth Avenue (515) 288-5626 - Loans HOME OWNERSHIP LOANS and EDUC
Des Moines, IA - 50314
(515) 288-5626

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NEIGHBORHOOD FINANCE CORPORATION is a private, non-profit organization that provides funds for hundreds of housing units in targeted neighborhoods of Des Moines. Services include:

Home Purchase/Mortgage Refinance Loans,Home Rehabilitation Programs,Housing Counseling,Housing Down Payment Assistance,Low Cost Building Materials/Supplies,

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Northside Senior Center

Northside Senior Center

100 East Euclid Avenue, Suite 106 Park Fair Mall(515) 288-1524 -
Des Moines, IA - 50313
(515) 288-1524

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NORTHSIDE SENIOR CENTER provides a congregate meal site for seniors age 60 and over. Meals served from 11:30am to noon. Recreational and educational activities as well as health improvement programs are available. Activities include billiards, cards, bingo, line dancing, ballroom dancing, needlepoint, crafts, and exercise classes.

Congregate Meals/Nutrition Sites,Senior Centers,Tax Preparation Assistance,

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Northwest Community Center

Northwest Community Center

5110 Franklin Avenue (515) 279-2767 -
Des Moines, IA - 50310
(515) 279-2767;

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NORTHWEST COMMUNITY CENTER offers a congregate meal site for seniors age 60 and over, noon meals served at 11:30am. Recreational and educational activities as well as health improvement programs are available.

Congregate Meals/Nutrition Sites,Recreational Facilities,Senior Centers,Tax Preparation Assistance,

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Pay the Fine Iowa - Iowa Court Debt Amnesty

Pay the Fine Iowa - Iowa Court Debt Amnesty

1305 East Walnut Hoover State Office Building
Des Moines, IA - 50319
(888) 972-9346;

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PAY THE FINE IOWA - Court Debt Amnesty is an opportunity for many people to reduce their outstanding Iowa court debt. The amnesty is only available until November 30, 2010, for certain types of court debt. By paying 50% of the total amount of eligible court debt, the remainder will be waived. Preprinted applications were sent to those who are eligible. ONLY CERTAIN FINES ARE ELIGIBLE.

Amnesty/Pardon Assistance,Court Records,

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Proteus, Inc. - Des Moines

Proteus, Inc. - Des Moines

3850 Merle Hay Road Suite 500(515) 271-5303 -
Des Moines, IA - 50310
(515) 271-5303;

Email Website

PROTEUS INC provides the following services:

Homeless Financial Assistance Programs,Immigrant Benefits Assistance,Job Search/Placement,Rent Payment Assistance,Utility Service Payment Assistance,

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Representative Services

Representative Services

3839 Merle Hay Road Suite 227LEGAL COUNSELING AND REPRESENTATION
Des Moines, IA - 50310
(515) 271-8186;

Email

REPRESENTATIVE SERVICES includes:

Legal Counseling,Legal Representation,Welfare Rights Assistance,

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Salvation Army Family Services

Salvation Army Family Services

1326 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA - 50314
(515) 282-3422;

Email Website

SALVATION ARMY FAMILY SERVICES provides:

Child Passenger Safety Seats,Diapers,Food Lines,Food Pantries,Formula/Baby Food,Furniture,General Relief,Holiday Programs,Mortgage Payment Assistance,Rent Payment Assistance,School Supplies,Soup Ki

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SCORE (Counselors to Americas Small Business)

SCORE (Counselors to Americas Small Business)

210 Walnut Street, Room 749 (515) 284-4760 -
Des Moines, IA - 50309
(515) 284-4760

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SCORE is a cadre of retired men and women who volunteer their business expertise working with small businesses in a variety of areas. SCORE volunteers can provide one-on-one free and confidential counseling to existing and new businesses. Counselors are matched to clients based upon their business background and the type of assistance requested. SCORE counselors also offer How to Start and M

Business Assistance Centers,Business Assistance Services,Business Associations,

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Scott Four Mile Senior Center

Scott Four Mile Senior Center

3711 Easton Boulevard
Des Moines, IA - 50317
(515) 248-6336;

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SCOTT FOUR MILE SENIOR CENTER offers congregate meals served to seniors age 60 and over between 11:15am-12pm. Walking club also available 6am to 11am. Various wellness, recreational and educational activities are available.

Congregate Meals/Nutrition Sites,Senior Centers,Utility Service Payment Assistance,

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Small Business Administration - Des Moines

Small Business Administration - Des Moines

210 Walnut Street Room 749(515) 284-4422 -
Des Moines, IA - 05030
(515) 284-4422

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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION helps start, build and grow businesses. It is a federal agency which administers loans to small businesses. Also includes Government Contract Assistance, Minority Enterprise, and Management Assistance for small businesses.

Business Assistance Centers,Business Assistance Services,Business Financing,Disaster Recovery Services,Specialized Business Development,

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Small Dollar Loan Progam (CCI)

Small Dollar Loan Progam (CCI)

2005 Forest Avenue (515) 255-0800 -
Des Moines, IA - 50311
(515) 255-0800;

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SMALL DOLLAR LOAN PROGRAM for emergency situations, including: car repairs, utilities, pay day loan payoffs, or other urgent needs.

Automotive Repair,General Relief,Personal Loans,Utility Service Payment Assistance,

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Southside Senior Center

Southside Senior Center

100 SW Payton Avenue (515) 287-0092 -
Des Moines, IA - 50315
(515) 287-0092;

Email

SOUTHSIDE SENIOR CENTER provides congregate meals served to seniors age 60 and over daily from 11:30am to 11:45am. Recreational and educational activities as well as health improvement programs are available.

Congregate Meals/Nutrition Sites,Senior Centers,Tax Preparation Assistance,

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St. Mary Family Center

St. Mary Family Center

1815 Hubbell Avenue (515) 262-7290 - Food Pantry(515) 262-7800
Des Moines, IA - 50316
(515) 262-7290

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ST MARY FAMILY CENTER provides a food and personal pantry, clothing closet and limited financial aid for rent and utilities.

Baby Clothing,Childrens Clothing,Diapers,Food Pantries,Formula/Baby Food,General Clothing Provision,General Relief,Holiday Programs,Personal/Grooming Needs,Rent Payment Assistance,Utility Service P

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St. Vincent De Paul Society - Des Moines

St. Vincent De Paul Society - Des Moines

1426 6th Avenue (515) 282-8327 - Social Service CoordinatorFOOD
Des Moines, IA - 50314
(515) 282-8327;

Email

ST VINCENT DE PAUL assists families who cannot afford utility, rent or mortgage payments, clothing, furniture and food.

Baby Clothing,Childrens Clothing,Food Vouchers,Furniture,General Clothing Provision,Holiday Programs,Household Goods Vouchers,Mortgage Payment Assistance,Rent Payment Assistance,Utility Service Pay

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Veterans Affairs Regional Office

Veterans Affairs Regional Office

210 Walnut Street Neal Smith Federal Building(800) 827-1000 -
Des Moines, IA - 50309
(800) 827-1000;

Website

VETERANS AFFAIRS REGIONAL OFFICE offers disability compensation and pension payments; rehabilitation benefits; guaranteed home loans; information and claims assistance for all VA benefits.

Retirement Benefits,Veteran Benefits Assistance,Veteran Compensation and Pension Benefits,Veteran/Military Health Insurance,

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Wesley Life

Wesley Life

944 18th Street (515) 288-3334 - Receptionist/Intake(515) 288-4
Des Moines, IA - 50309
(515) 288-3334;

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WESLEY LIFE is a non-profit agency formerly known as Generations Incorporated. The agency provides services to low-income seniors (60 plus), disabled individuals, those recently discharged from a hospital, as well as private pay individuals. The goal of the program is to allow people to remain independent in their own homes. The services include:

Adult Day Programs,Assisted Living Facilities,Continuing Care Retirement Communities,Helplines/Warmlines,Homemaker Assistance,Housekeeping Assistance,In Home Meal Preparation,Personal Care,Voluntee

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Department of Housing Services City of Des Moines, IA - DES MOINES

Department of Housing Services City of Des Moines, IA -
DES MOINES

100 East Euclid, Suite 101
Des Moines, IA - 50313
(515) 3238976

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*Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program* On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,which ludes $1.5 billion for a Homelessness Prevention Fund. Funding for this program, called the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP), is being distributed based on the formula used for the Emergency Shelter Grants

Rental Assistance

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Iowa Finance Authority - IA STATE PROGRAM

Iowa Finance Authority - IA STATE PROGRAM

2015 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA - 50312
(515) 725-4942

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*Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program* On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,which ludes $1.5 billion for a Homelessness Prevention Fund. Funding for this program, called the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP), is being distributed based on the formula used for the Emergency Shelter Grants

Rental Assistance

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