Community Housing Initiatives condemns vandalism to Des Moines murals as community rallies to support repairs

Community Housing Initiatives works to make Iowa communities safe, inclusive places to live for everybody based in our conviction that people should be treated with care and respect.  Recently, we were all dismayed as murals sponsored by our community development program in Des Moines were defaced by symbols of hate.  We reject this destructive vandalism…

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Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of renovations at Sunset Apartments

SPENCER, IA — U.S. Congressman Steve King, local officials, supporters and residents of Sunset Apartments gathered Wednesday to mark the start of renovations to the affordable senior living property that Community Housing Initiatives, a Spencer-based nonprofit, acquired last month. Currently known as Sunset Retirement Home, this property has been a critical housing resource for Clay…

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Iowa Finance Authority awards housing tax credits to renovate North Bay Apartments in Fairfield

The Iowa Finance Authority on March 14 announced it has allocated $266,087 in annual Housing Tax Credits to Community Housing Initiatives, Inc. (CHI) to acquire and renovate North Bay Apartments in Fairfield. Construction will take place in 2019. When renovations are complete, the property will offer 24 rent-assisted two and three bedroom apartments and townhomes.…

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Iowa Finance Authority awards housing tax credits to renovate Penn Oaks Apartments in North Liberty

The Iowa Finance Authority on March 14 announced it has allocated $453,446 in annual Housing Tax Credits to Community Housing Initiatives, Inc. (CHI) to acquire and renovate Penn Oaks Apartments in North Liberty. The project also received a loan from the Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County. Tracey Achenbach, the trust fund’s executive director, said…

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CHI Announces Brittany Spieker as new Director of Resident Services

Community Housing Initiatives, a nonprofit organization offering quality, affordable places to live to our neighbors across Iowa, has announced Brittany Spieker as our new Director of Resident Services. Spieker currently serves as Northwest Iowa Regional Manager and will begin her new role when her current role is filled.  As a regional manager, Spieker oversaw CHI’s…

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Court View Apartments in Sioux City will recieve significant updates in renovation

Court View Apartments, located at 2200 Court Street in Sioux City, will receive major updates under the terms of a new agreement reached with the Iowa Finance Authority.  Apartments will receive new windows, flooring, paint, and energy efficient appliances as well as in-unit laundry, a resident favorite. The decision is a change in fortune for…

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