Central Iowa Shelter & Services - Des Moines, Iowa
The shelter added 24 apartments to help meet the need for more affordable housing in the metro. The new apartments are connected to the current shelter at 1420 Mulberry Street downtown. The $4.9 million expansion to the CISS shelter on Mulberry Street will add 24 studio apartments to individual adults experiencing long-term or chronic homelessness. CISS received funding through the National Housing Trust Fund ($2.7 million), Federal Home Loan Bank ($1 million), city of Des Moines ($400,000), Polk County ($400,000), Polk County Housing Trust Fund ($250,000) and Jack Hatch and Sonja Roberts ($200,000).
CISS currently offers 150 emergency beds; 38 Section 8 voucher apartments; 14 Safe Haven apartments; and five residential apartments reserved for veterans.