In the spring of 2017, a group of affordable housing advocates got together and asked the question, “Does Iowa need an Affordable Housing Advocacy Group?” The answer was a universal and resounding, “Yes!” A forum was held in Cedar Rapids in September of that year, to address issues surrounding affordable housing in Iowa. While 20 people were expected at the forum, 45 attended. Fast forward to 2018, another housing panel was held, and then 133 affordable housing advocates from across the state of Iowa showed up to listen. And in October 2018, the Iowa Housing Partnership (IHP) formally became a non-profit affordable housing advocacy group.

IHP was made possible, not only by the engagement of passionate advocates for affordable housing, but particularly a group of Charter Members whose initial memberships provided the capital for success. Accordingly, IHP’s trajectory is clearly going up and fast. With a 10 person Board of Directors, the Iowa Housing Partnership is poised to be a significant resources and advocacy group.


American Bank & Trust
Davenport, Iowa

ASK Studio
Des Moines, Iowa

Bankers Trust
Des Moines, Iowa

Blackbird Investments
Des Moines, Iowa

Cardinal Capital Management, Inc
Madison & Milwaukee, Wisconsin

City of Des Moines
Des Moines, Iowa

Conlin Properties
Des Moines, Iowa

Dauby O’Connor & Zaleski, LLC
Indianapolis, Indiana

Eide Bailley
Fargo, North Dakota

Enterprise Community Investment
Des Moines, Iowa, & Baltimore, Maryland

Habitat for Humanity of Iowa
Pleasant Hill, Iowa

Horizon Bank
Waverly, Nebraska

Chicago, Illinois

Iowa Finance Authority
Des Moines, Iowa

Lighten-Gale, LLC
Chicago, Illinois

Midwest Housing Equity Group
Des Moines, Iowa, & Omaha, Nebraska

National Equity Fund
Chicago, Illinois

WNC & Associates, Inc.
Des Moines, Iowa, & Irvine, California