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Housing Service’s mission is to provide quality affordable housing opportunities within Des Moines and Polk County, and to facilitate, where possible, self-sufficiency for its clients.
Des Moines Municipal Housing Agency (DMMHA):
The DMMHA provides Public Housing rental units for low-income qualified families and administers the Section 8 rental assistance program for the County of Polk. These programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Housing And Urban Development (HUD) and administered by the Des Moines Municipal Housing Agency (DMMHA), Housing Services Board and Municipal Housing Governing Board (Des Moines City Council).
Family Self- Sufficiency Program
The FSS Program is a voluntary program that is available only to residents of Public Housing and participants of Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher housing assistance programs including VASH and FUP. The purpose of the FSS Program is to coordinate housing assistance with public and private resources to enable assisted families to achieve economic self sufficiency. An FSS Coordinator will complete a needs assessment with you, assist in the development of your goals through an Individual Training and Services Plan (ITSP), and will continue case management services for up to five years.