Iowa's Largest Non-Profit Housing & Development Group

We're celebrating 20 years of housing progress for Iowa communities

Community Housing Initiatives is one of Iowa’s largest nonprofit providers of affordable housing. Founded in Graettinger in 1994, we now serve 31 communities with 1,400 apartment homes.

Working closely with communities and our valued partners, we have overseen about $200 million in housing development statewide, with an additional $16 million on the way.

We serve communities with populations as small as 800 to as large as 208,000. As proud members of the NeighborWorks America network, we are committed to cultivating strong, vibrant neighborhoods and communities throughout the state.

We strive for innovative solutions and forge new partnerships because we know quality housing choices support strong local economies and serve people who might otherwise lack a safe, decent, and affordable place to live.

LATEST NEWS
16 new apartments available soon in Clinton
08.17.16
CHI prepares to open historic Clinton high school and public library as affordable apartment homes $4.8 million project will provide 16 new...
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CHI partners to host block party in Capitol Park
06.13.16
Annual NeighborWorks Week celebration highlights progress in Capitol Park neighborhood DES MOINES—Neighbors and friends joined the Capitol...
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CHI expands access to online housing application
04.11.16
Community Housing Initiatives expands access to online application system SPENCER, IA -- In February Community Housing Initiatives, Inc., (CHI) one...
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CHI's East Region office moves Mar. 1
02.10.16
CHI's East Regional Property Management Office moves to Lundby Townhomes on March 1 To better serve our residents, CHI's East Regional Property...
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CHI offers online application for select properties across IowaNew
02.01.16
Community Housing Initiatives offers online application for select properties across Iowa New service is first in a series to improve Iowans' access...
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