• Combining Garbage & Yard Waste Survey

    The City of Des Moines Department of Public Works is currently determining the best yard waste disposal service for residents. Please complete this short online survey to share how you currently use the yard waste service and how you might like to see this service be offered in the future.


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  • Welcome to the City of Des Moines

    A major center for insurance, financial services and publishing, Des Moines has a lot to offer, such as affordable housing, short commute times, a diverse population, and was also recently named one of the best places to live on the Silicon Prairie.


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  • Spotlight on Des Moines

    Gray's Lake Park features the 1,400 foot-long Kruidenier Trail pedestrian bridge and a 1.9 mile trail around the lake. "...Residents can walk, bike, boat or fish -- right in the very heart of downtown," said Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie.


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  • Iowa State Capitol

    The Iowa State Capitol is among the most beautiful state capitols in the country with its 275-foot, 23-karat gold leafed dome anchoring the east end of downtown Des Moines.


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  • East Village

    Historic East Village is an eclectic neighborhood of restored historic properties, beautiful streetscapes, and urban living at the foot of the State Capitol.


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  • World Food Prize

    Des Moines is home to the World Food Prize the foremost international award recognizing the achievements in advancing human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.


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Neighborhood Conservation Services Roles and Responsibilities

The NCS Division will actively provide housing opportunities for low and moderate income families and individuals to maintain and expand the housing stock and to encourage the revitalization of neighborhoods. . NCS strives to implement affordable housing programs using a friendly, service oriented delivery system that maintains human dignity for low-mod income families and individuals while satisfying all federal requirements and being good stewards of public funding.

Contact Information

Neighborhood Conservation Services
Argonne Armory Building

602 Robert D Ray Drive
1st Floor
Des Moines, IA 50309
(T) (515) 283-4182
(F) (515) 237-1687

 We are open to serve you Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Funding Partners

The City of Des Moines partners with many local non-profit funding sources to provide services to developers, contractors and landlords. Some of these partners are:

NFC (Neighborhood Finance Corporation)

IFA (Iowa Finance Authority)

PCHTF (Polk County Housing Trust Fund)

IEDA (Iowa Economic Development Authority)