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What we do

Community Housing Initiatives is a nonprofit community development partner to Iowa communities focused on providing housing solutions that make our communities great places to live for everyone.

We have developed and lease about 1,500 units of quality affordable rental housing that give our Iowa neighbors a safe, decent, and affordable place to live.  We support neighborhood revitalization efforts in Des Moines and Dubuque, allowing us to leverage our two decades of community development experience in exciting new ways.

Our work depends on partnerships with communities we serve

Real estate development

We are a leading multifamily affordable housing developer in Iowa and have created unique programs to rehabilitate single-family homes in partnership with our neighborhood revitalization efforts.

Asset and property management

We operate and maintain a diverse portfolio of rental housing that hundreds of Iowa households depend upon in cities and towns all across the state.

Resident services

We provide opportunities for resident engagement and leadership in our communities and help our residents connect to other services that help meet basic needs.

Neighborhood revitalization

We partner with communities and others to provide leadership, coordination, and support to local neighborhood revitalization efforts.