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Here We Grow builds on a decade's work in regional housing planning for Greater Des Moines. Here you can read about the research and planning efforts that inform our effort.

Regional Workforce Housing Strategy (Executive Summary)

Just the quick version to bring you up to speed with our regional principles and the data behind them.

Regional Workforce Housing Strategy (Full Text)

Contains a wealth of important information about how the region can achieve its workforce housing goals.

Downtown Workforce Housing Study

Learn important data about how the region's workforce will grow and what housing workers will need.

2022 Housing Opportunity Bus Tour

The Polk County Housing Trust Fund held a June 2022 bus tour highlighting the region's progress toward providing housing choice and opportunity for everybody, and now you can view the official tour program online.

One Economy Blueprint for Action

One Economy is an important effort to improve the Black community's economic and social wellbeing.

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing

Helpful to understanding how we will achieve housing equity.

Housing Tomorrow: Choices for a Greener Greater Des Moines

Housing Tomorrow established several important principles for regional housing.

The Tomorrow Plan

The region's first sustainability plan.

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