RentWise

HOME, Inc.’s mission is to create opportunities for quality, affordable housing. RENTWise is one of the tools our organization uses to help our clients attain housing stability. RENTWise was created by Marilyn Bruin, PhD. From the University of Minnesota Extension and...

Maintenance & Repairs

Renting a place to live is similar to renting a car, meaning a tenant must take good care of it and return the property in good condition to the owner. The landlord has the right to expect the tenant maintain their rental unit in a clean and safe condition. Keeping...

Quinton Dennis’ Road to Success

Quinton Dennis is a single father of two school-aged daughters.  Quinton had a good-paying job but once the project ended so did his employment. He found himself desperate for work and found a job working for a hotel and struggled to pay his rent and take care of his...

Dreams Do Come True – Dora’s Story

Dora moved to Iowa in the early 2000’s from Los Angeles, California with her mother and two siblings. Dora’s mother had trouble finding a home in L.A due to the high cost of living. Once they moved to Iowa, their family was finally able to make their dreams of...

HOME, Inc.’s Progress for Equity in Housing

HOME, Inc. is committed to providing support and services to the Des Moines area’s diverse communities. Over the past year we have provided financial relief to more than 250 minority families. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, HOME, Inc.’s funds for homeless prevention...

2020-2021 Annual Report is Hot Off the Press!

HOME, Inc. faced big challenges and had bigger changes in 2021. We had a switch in leadership and would like to share our new executive Director, Tony Montgomery welcoming message in his new role at HOME, Inc. “2022 is going to be an exciting year for me and for HOME,...