• 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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  • Des Moines Named #1 Up and Coming City for Food

    Women’s Health and Yelp teamed up to find the best of the best and Des Moines tops their list of “5 Best Up and Coming Cities for Food” . “Des Moines isn't just a presidential-hopeful pit stop—it's practically a foodie paradise.”


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  • #1 Up-and-Coming Downtown

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


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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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DMMHA Agency Plan

As required by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, the Agency Plan is a comprehensive guide to DMMHA’s policies, programs, operations, and strategies for meeting local housing needs and goals.  There are two parts to the Agency Plan, the Five-year Plan which is submitted to HUD once every fifth fiscal year and the Annual Plan which is submitted to HUD every year.  It is through the Annual Agency Plan that DMMHA receives funding for capital improvements for the Public Housing program.  The Agency Plan process is an annual opportunity to determine the role of DMMHA in the community, both currently and in the future.  Strategic planning helps DMMHA decide what mechanisms it will use to reach its goals.


Agency Plan - July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015

Notice of Public Hearing

Cover Sheet

Agency Plan

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5H Plan

2014 Housing Services Budget

TANF DHS MOU Agreement

Transition Plan

DMMHA 504 Analysis

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UFAS Accessible Units

Year 2 ROSS Grant Report

Demo Dispo Approvals:

HUD SAC 5H Recission Approval 5-30-13

HUD SAC 1246 E17th Approval RHF

HUD SAC Dispo Approval 394 Units 8-19-03

HUD SAC Habitat Dev Approval 8-24-12