The City of West Des Moines aims to reduce the number of homeless families as part of its Housing Improvement Plan.
Between the years 2015 and 2020, the housing improvement plan aims to build and maintain affordable housing, explore the possibility of leveraging original allocations in order to make an even bigger impact, and address the needs of affordable housing and job creation, the City website says.
The Metro Home Improvement Program and Neighborhood Finance Corporation are two owner-occupied rehabilitation programs that help with those goals, the website says.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funds the plan though the Community Development Block Grant, allowing the City to participate in several housing programs as an administrative entity, it says.
According to the website, another goal of the West Des Moines’ Housing Improvement Plan is to maintain the City’s ability to support special needs services and to meet the most urgent needs in the community.