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
Open house celebrates renovated Community Plaza Apts.
11.19.14
Forest City open house celebrates renovations to Community Plaza Apartments Above:  Forest City Council Member Jon West, a past resident of...
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CHI enhances focus on asset management
11.19.14
Community Housing Initiatives aligns property managment team for enhanced focus on asset management As part of an ongoing effort to strengthen its...
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CHI plans open house for Forest City's Community Plaza Apartments
11.07.14
Community Housing Initiatives, Inc., celebrates renovation of Community Plaza Apartments in Forest City Nov. 18  Public open house planned from 2-6...
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Valley Station nears completion
11.04.14
Construction of Valley Station in West Des Moines nears completion New affordable apartment project offers 52 units to house seniors 55+ With...
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LaBounty interviewed for new report on effective housing organizations
10.23.14
CHI President Doug LaBounty interviewed for new report on effective affordable housing organizations CHI President Doug LaBounty was interviewed and...
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