When it’s about more than just preserving a building

Picture it: Community leaders and neighbors gather at Phenix Elementary in West Des Moines to hail the public-private partnership that saved a historic school. A community takes pride in the fact that one of its landmark buildings is protected for another generation, and hundreds of area residents pack the building for a first look inside.…

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Rehabilitation of home on E. 12th Street is first of many supporting neighborhood progress in Capitol Park

Community Housing Initiatives, Inc., a statewide housing nonprofit, celebrated the rehabilitation of its first rehabilitated home in Des Moines' Capitol Park neighborhood Nov. 1 with an open house for the community. The home is a 1908 four bedroom 2 1/2 story property on E. 12th Street.   "The home is beautiful, and it's been through…

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Applications accepted for Southern Pointe Apartments in Spencer starting Nov. 1

Staff of Community Housing Initiatives (CHI) are preparing to accept applications for residency at Southern Pointe Apartments, a new apartment community located at 902 13th St. SW in Spencer beginning November 1. Currently under construction, these 30 new apartments and townhomes will all be available for move in by December, according to Community Housing Initiatives,…

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