Author Archives: Director of Communications & Marketing, Community Housing Initiatives

What every community can do now to decrease the spread of the coronavirus

With confirmed coronavirus cases growing in Iowa, we want to reach out to you and share some helpful information. Our entire team at Community Housing Initiatives is dedicated to the safety and well-being of our residents and our communities. We want to work together, as a team, as more information becomes available to us. Please…

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Community Housing Initiatives prepares to break ground on a $6.5 million renovation project in Spencer

Community Housing Initiatives, a Spencer-based nonprofit developer of affordable housing, will soon break ground on renovations at Spencer Manor Apartments. Spencer Manor offers rental assistance serving people ages 62+ as well as qualified people with disabilities in Spencer, Iowa.  CHI will invest more than $6.5 million to update the 52-unit property. The property includes 14…

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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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