Program: Anawim Housing
Anawim Housing is the largest provider of Permanent Supportive Housing in the state of Iowa. Managing over 220 housing units, Anawim provides stable housing to 386 individuals who have experienced homelessness and live with a mental illness, substance use disorder, physical disability, diagnosis of HIV/AIDS, or are fleeing domestic violence. Anawim offers both market rate and affordable housing. Anawim generally has a minimum income requirement for properties.
Supportive services are available to all Anawim and Shelter Plus Care tenants through Anawim Housing’s Family Services. Anawim Housing program managers connect participants with resources that will help them meet their goals. For some, this means accessing health care, substance abuse treatment, or job development. For others, it means re-connecting with family, applying for Social Security benefits, or volunteering in the community. We build trusting relationships with our clients, we partner with them on their road to a happy, healthy life. Anawim Housing program clients pay no more than 30% of their income toward rent and utilities. This means that they have more to spend on food, healthcare, and other basic necessities.
- Resource/Referral: Each tenant is offered the opportunity to collaborate with the Family Advocate. Through this collaboration, tenants are offered support, advocacy and resources to assist in goal realization.
- Housewarming Program: Each tenant is given a “Welcome Home” basket filled with cleaning supplies and other items to help new tenants feel welcome in their new home.
- Family Wellness Program: This program offers financial support to Anawim Housing individuals and families to participate in Des Moines area cultural, social, and/or educational opportunities.
- Rental Relief: This program offers rental assistance to qualified Anawim Housing tenants in the event of a life crisis (job loss, medical, etc.).
- Neighborhood/Community Opportunities and Events: These opportunities are ongoing and include informational meetings about homeownership, community resources, neighborhood gatherings, and other community events. Ask Family Advocate for details.
- Educational Programming: Educational classes are planned throughout the year on a variety of topics such as Neighborhood Safety, Maintenance Tips/Tricks, Cost Savings Advice, Budgeting, etc.
Must meet minimum income requirements
Apply online. Application process varies depending on the property.
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Appointment Needed: No
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