City Assists Homeowners with Exterior Home Improvements

The City of West Des Moines is proud to announce its initiative to assist homeowners within the Historic West Des Moines neighborhood with much-needed exterior home improvements. This program aims to revitalize the neighborhood while preserving its rich history and character.

Under this program, homeowners are provided with an opportunity to enhance their homes through a public/private partnership between the City, Polk County, and several esteemed financial institutions including West Bank, First National Bank, Bankers Trust, GreenState Credit Union, Bank Iowa, and Northwest Bank.

The program operates on a sliding scale based on income, where homeowners contribute matching funds. The City then matches the funds provided by the homeowner, up to an impressive $25,000. This collaborative effort ensures that homeowners have access to the resources they need to make significant improvements to their homes.

The impact of this program is truly remarkable, as it not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of the neighborhood but also strengthens the sense of community and pride among residents. The “Before” and “After” photos of some of the homes that have been revitalized through this program serve as a testament to its success.

By investing in exterior home improvements, the City of West Des Moines is creating a positive ripple effect throughout the Historic West Des Moines neighborhood. The revitalization of these homes not only increases property values but also inspires other homeowners to take pride in their properties and contribute to the overall beautification of the community.

We commend the City of West Des Moines, Polk County, and the financial institutions involved for their commitment to preserving the historic charm of the neighborhood and supporting homeowners in their quest to improve their homes. This program is a shining example of what can be achieved through public/private partnerships and community collaboration.

Together, we can create a vibrant and thriving community that honors its past while embracing the future.