YMCA Supportive Housing Campus

Award / $39,150

Priority / Social Determinants of Health / Health Equity

Location / Des Moines, IA Polk, Dallas, and Warren Counties of Focus

This project addresses access to affordable housing-a social determinant of health. We offer permanent supportive housing at our 140-unit campus and through the graduate program where residents move to community housing. Financial stability is key to maintaining housing. This project will research apprenticeships and other social enterprise initiatives providing job skill development, increased resident income, and revenue-generating sources for long-term YSHC sustainability.