September 30, 2022

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Elegant home interior

West Des Moines to launch $4 million home improvement program

An illustration of a house.
Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

West Des Moines is launching a home enhancement system to beautify attributes in the city’s oldest neighborhood, Valley Junction, a city formal tells Axios.

Why it issues: Valley Junction is the most cost-effective region of the city, creating it an significant piece to West Des Moines’ housing puzzle, suggests Clyde Evans, the city’s community growth director.

  • The new program is supposed to give an more boost of $4 million to an region of the city where enhancements are most wanted, he claims.

Particulars: The Historic West Des Moines Housing Fund is a 3-yr pilot that will match a homeowner’s contributions to home improvements by up to $25,000.

  • The system will also present down payment help for new purchasers.

Additionally: The metropolis is planning to make features to acquire solitary-relatives rental attributes in “inadequate or beneath normal ailment” in the community, with the objective of renovating and offering them to family members.

What’s in advance: Polk County supervisors past week allocated $1 million for the method. The relaxation will be paid from metropolis allocations and donations, Evans said.

  • The town will start out accepting apps July 1.
A map of Valley Junction.
The Historic West Des Moines Housing Fund will offer support to homeowners in these places. Map courtesy of West Des Moines

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