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Affordable Housing Week - April 16 - 21

April 10, 2018

DES MOINES (April 9, 2018) — The sixth annual Affordable Housing Week is offering several opportunities to learn how we can make both our economic and quality of life goals a reality by providing safe, stable and affordable homes.

Join the Polk County Housing Trust Fund and others for Affordable Housing Week events which are free of charge and open to the public. RSVP by phone (515) 282-3233 or online at pchtf.org.

April 16, 8-11 AM: Landlord Forum: Cross-Cultural Communication – Polk County River Place
Attendees will learn about organizations and programs that can help property managers with renting to refugees and immigrants.

April 18, 9-11:30 AM: Bus Tour followed by lunch – Des Moines Botanical Garden
Strong Bus TourThe Stable, Steady, Strong Bus Tour will take riders to see projects and hear from supportive service providers about how they are helping homeowners and renters become more self-sufficient. The tour is followed by lunch 11:30 AM – 1 PM.  Attend either or both events. RSVP required.

April 20, 8:30-11 AM: Housing Matters for Iowa's Economy 2018 – Iowa Events Center 
Keynote speaker Lisa Sturtevant, Senior Visiting Fellow at the Urban Land Institute and panel of local business and government leaders will focus on the role of affordable housing in attracting and retaining workers in Iowa.

April 21, 10 AM – Noon: Can I Be Your Neighbor Design Challenge – Grand View University’s Krumm Centrum.  Area high school students present their designs for affordable homes to a panel of judges while vying for scholarships.

About Affordable Housing Week

In its 6th year, Affordable Housing Week is an annual initiative spearheaded by the Polk County Housing Trust Fund to provide opportunities to learn more about the critical role of safe, stable and affordable housing in creating a healthy and economically vibrant community. The activities and events are also made possible with the support of ASK Studio, DART, Home Builders Association of Greater Des Moines, OpportUNITY, Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa, Polk County Continuum of Care Board, United Way of Central Iowa, and Urban Land Institute Iowa.  To learn more details around each of the events, visit www.pchtf.org or call Josh Hellyer at (515) 282-3233.