Wells Fargo has awarded a $25,000 Community Development Grant to Anawim Housing in support of the organization's Legacy Project. Wells Fargo Community Development Grants support the improvement of our local community through programs such as those that create and sustain affordable housing,
The Legacy Project is the first step in a collaborative multi-phase project to transform the 6th Avenue Corridor through new residential housing, commercial property and community space. This project aims to develop and strengthen the Greater Des Moines community and provide affordable housing options for the 61% Area Median Income families.
The Wells Fargo grant will support the building of five town homes which will be available to qualified families through Anawim Housing's model of market rate housing. The town homes will be located at 1511-1521 6th Avenue, and will be an infill project replacing an empty lot and an inhabitable home. These town homes will add more diverse housing options to the area and help beautify 6th Avenue.
Anawim Housing's history along 6th Avenue goes back nearly 30 years as they made some of their initial property investments; many of which were in dilapidated properties nad properties with historical significance. With the collaborative support from Wells Fargo, Prairie Meadows and The Community Foundation, Anawim Housing plans to begin construction of the Legacy Project town homes this fall.