• Best City for Young Professionals

    City Award - Best City for Young Professionals. Des Moines tops the list for the Best City for Young Professionals. Factors such as local unemployment rates, job growth projections and median salaries of 24 - 34 year old employed college grads.

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  • September is Library Card Month

    Where in the world is DMPL?

    Check out this contest to celebrate Library Card Month!

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    Library Card Month Contest

  • #1 Up-and-Coming Downtown

    Fortune magazine names Des Moines number one "up-and-coming" downtown.

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  • One of the Best Places for Business and Careers

    Forbes magazine has recognized Des Moines as one of the best places for business and careers in their 2014 rating of communities. This includes cost of doing business, job growth, and education as factors.

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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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Contractors


NCS works with local contractors to implement housing programs to low-mod income residents within the City of Des Moines. To become a contractor for these programs, please complete an application.


A complete application must be submitted along with the following documentation of your licensing.

Lead Safe Work Practices Renovator Certification

State of Iowa Contractor License


To obtain either of these licenses, please visit the State of Iowa website at www.idph.state.ia.us or www.iowaworkforce.org/labor/contractor.htm


If you are interested in becoming a Lead Abatement Contractor, please contact the State of Iowa, Department of Public Health for more information, training schedules and requirements. The website for the Iowa Department of Public Health is: www.idph.state.ia.us .