Polk County Continuum of Care
Assisting individuals experiencing homeless in Des Moines, Iowa
The Continuum of Care Program is a US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Program designed to promote community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. The Continuum of Care disperses HUD funds to numerous programs in Polk County to accomplish this goal through Rapid Rehousing, Permanent Supportive Housing, and Transitional Housing.

The Notice of Funding Availability for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Continuum of Care Program Competition has been released.  To find out more information, please visit our section titled 2016 Continuum of Care Program Competition located within our  Resources tab.

Centralized Intake
Polk County offers a coordinated intake approach through community partner Primary Health Care. Coordinated Intake offers a centralized approach to addressing the needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness. While completing an intake, clients complete an assessment to assist individuals and families in resolving their homelessness and may be as
signed to a case manager, referred to shelter, or referred to other agencies for further assistance. 

To visit the Primary Health Care website, click here. To contact Primary Health Care regarding Centralized Intake, call 515-248-1850

To contact the Polk County Continuum of Care Board, click here.
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