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
CHI Des Moines office has moved.
08.11.15
Community Housing Initiatives' Des Moines office, previously located at 500 E Locust St., Ste. 500, has moved to 300 E. Court Ave.  Updates about the...
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CHI joins those mourning Connie Herke
05.16.15
Above:  At CHI's recent 20th Anniversary Celebration and Luncheon in Spencer, Chelsie VanderWeide, director of property management (left), delivered...
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At Spencer event, CHI celebrates 20 years
04.30.15
On April 28, 2015, partners and friends of Community Housing Initiatives gathered with board and staff for a special luncheon celebrating the...
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Project to upgrade, expand Call Terminal is underway
04.22.15
Community Housing Initiatives, Inc., (CHI) has begun construction on improvements and an expansion of its Call Terminal Apartments, located at 1106...
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Iowa Finance Authority announces funds for Southern Pointe Apartments
03.11.15
Iowa Finance Authority awards federal funds to Community Housing Initiatives’ Southern Pointe Apartments in Spencer Construction on 30 new...
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