Iowa Announces Funding for Housing

The coronavirus pandemic not only taught us new skills, but taught us about important social issues. Affordable housing is one of the social issues that was highlighted because of the pandemic. Because of this, the State of Iowa recently announced $1 million of...

“Housing Is the Key Factor”

Misty and Charles’ sons love to play Minecraft. If you aren’t familiar, Minecraft is a video game where players can build and create their own worlds and experiences. Misty and Charles are playing the real-world version of Minecraft, the one we like to call life, and...

Hope for Stable Families (HSFI)

One of our successful programs is our HOPE for Stable Families Initiative or HSFI (formerly Stable Families program) that has been in the community since 2012. Due to the strong outcomes Stable Families showed, United Way of Central Iowa (UWCI) approached the Siemer...

The End of the Eviction Moratorium

As of July 31, the CDC moratorium will no longer be in effect for the United States. This moratorium has been in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to protect at-risk families from eviction. Around 30% of renters spend at least half of their income on rent...