Des Moines Home Base Iowa

The City of Des Moines is proud to announce its partnership with Home Base Iowa to become a Home Base Iowa Community! Home Base Iowa (HBI) is a statewide program designed to assist veterans transitioning back into civilian life! To learn more, click HERE

Home Base Iowa Communities

Home Base Iowa Communities are communities that provide additional incentives for Veterans that choose to locate to their communities. By partnering with HBI, the City of Des Moines is able to offer qualified veterans a set of local benefits. To see the full list of local benefits, click HERE.  

To qualify for these local benefits, Veterans must complete the three steps below:

1. Complete the online application 

2. Submit a copy of your DD214 form, AND

3. Provide documentation that you have moved into the City of Des Moines within the last 12 months of completing this online application or will be moving into the city limits within the next 3 months. If you are a renter, please provide a letter from your landlord or if you recently purchased a home, please submit a copy of your deed.

Documents should be sent to: Des Moines City Hall, Attn: City Manager’s Office / Pa Goldbeck, 400 East Court, Des Moines, IA, 50309; or you can send it via email .

Upon verification of meeting this program’s requirements, you will receive a notification of acceptance to receive these local benefits, along with directions on how to take advantage of the benefits.

*Note: This program is limited to the first 30 veterans who qualify on a first-come, first-serve basis. Incentives are good for one-year. The city reserves the right to determine City incentives at any given point.*


Home Base Iowa Businesses

Home Base Iowa Businesses are businesses that have committed to hiring transitioning service members and veterans for semi-skilled and skilled positions in Iowa. Many of these businesses actively attend job fairs to recruit veterans for employment.

Click here to access the complete list of Home Base Iowa businesses in Des Moines and the state that are looking to hire veterans.


Discounts at Local Businesses

The following document lists businesses and organizations that are offering incentives and/or discounts to veterans, active duty military personnel, etc.  This list is continually being updated, so check back often. If your organization is not listed and you would like us to include you, please complete this quick form



Questions? Please call 515-283-4054 or email us.