Housing Services Board
  • Description

    Successor Commission to the Public Housing Board. All appointments shall be providers of low-income services concerned with one of the following: financial support, homeownership counseling, provision of rental units to low-income residents, tenant advocacy, and supportive or educational services.

  • Mission

    Initiate programs that further the policies and plans for the City's Municipal Housing Agency; Review and comment on the Dept Director's annual Agency Plan; Serves as the Advisory Board of the City's Community Action Agency (CAA), making recommendations to the City Council which serves as the City's CAA Governing Board.

  • General Requirements

    GENDER BALANCE REQUIRED - 12 members Mayor/Council each appoint 1. Mayor appts one additional member from the NRB and one additional member from the Polk County Housing Continuum. Seats 10,11,12 are appointed by the Housing Services Director

  • Professional Requirements

    When possible, board members should have knowledge and experience in the following areas: landlord/tenant issues, affordable housing needs of the City; lending and finance; neighborhood revitalization and education and agency service user issues

  • Membership Term Information

    3 years

    • Term Limits

      Term limits apply

    • Term Expiration

      June 30

  • Meeting Information

    • Meeting Freqeuency

      3rd Wednesday of each month

    • Meeting Time

      5:30 PM

Meeting Location
  • Polk County River Place / Floor DM Housing Services - Room: Administrative Offices
  • 2309 Euclid
  • Des Moines, Iowa 50310
City Staff
  • Chris Johansen, 323-8976