Iowa's Largest Non-Profit Housing & Development Group

Welcome to Community Housing Initiatives Inc. (CHI), Iowa's largest non-profit housing and development group. CHI staff and Board of Directors are dedicated to supporting communities across the state of Iowa through providing and developing affordable housing, resident engagement, and neighborhood based activities.

Mission: The mission of Community Housing Initiatives is to cultivate opportunities for vibrant neighborhoods and communities.

CHI Vision: Iowa communities are vibrant places where everyone leads rewarding and productive lives.

Lines of Business

  • Asset and Property Management
  • Community Building and Engagement
  • Real Estate Development

National NeighborWorks Programs

Financial Planning and Assistance

  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit

Housing Programs

  • Housing for Elderly
  • Housing for Handicapped
  • Rental Housing
  • Section 8 Housing
LATEST NEWS
CHI celebrates NeighborWorks Week, June 8-14
06.11.14
Washington, DC – On June 7 NeighborWorks America kicks off the 31st annual NeighborWorks Week, a weeklong celebration in which thousands of...
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Blank Park Zoo visits Crestview Terrace Apartments
12.31.13
WEST DES MOINES, IOWA - Residents at Crestview Terrace Apartments had a new kind of visitor stop by this month as they welcomed the Blank Park Zoo...
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East Bank Neighborhoods celebrate holidays
12.23.13
DES MOINES, IA - The holiday season is about friends, family, food and fun and that was no more evident on Dec. 19 as hundreds of elementary students...
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West Heights Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting
12.19.13
CLINTON, IOWA - Community Housing Initiatives, Inc. (CHI), the City of Clinton and the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce held the West Heights...
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East Bank Neighborhood Holiday Party set at Hiatt Middle School
12.18.13
DES MOINES, IA - The spirit of the holidays will make a special early visit to more than 1,000 local students and families as Community Housing...
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