How Homelessness Happens

Some topics are hard to understand. For us, one of those topics is homelessness. A lot of the time, we use the phrase without thinking of all of the implications, history, and effects it has on our society. As an organization that helps low-income communities, it is...

Growing Up and Going Up

We never stop growing. We often think that once we reach adulthood, we are set. But that’s not true. We continue to learn, to fail, to win, to experience life. And sometimes we have the ability to use our experiences to help educate others through our wisdom. Maurice...

Homebuyer Terms You Should Know – E

Homebuying is complicated, like really complicated. The vocabulary itself is enough to make you want to scream. Here at HOME, Inc., we try to simplify it for you and provide simple terms and definitions that you can understand. And if you are still looking for...

Minimum Wage and Renter Rates

Two phrases that have often been seen together are minimum wage and rent. But why? These two phrases, though both parts of everyday life are labeled under different categories. One is categorized under-employment, and the other housing. Though, throughout time we have...

The Tale of Two Cities, Ready for Action

Recently, the One Economy: Blueprint for Action Report was published and displayed the inequalities of Black people and the white population in Des Moines, and as they say, A Tale of Two Cities. This action report focused on five sectors of everyday life, financial...

Supporting Each Other and Communities

We all need support. We seek support for affirmation, kindness, or support to help us make a decision. Support comes from many places. It can be an uplifting social media post, a conversation with a friend or family member, or a professional who can help you...