Please email pre-application form to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a $25 non-refundable fee per application - if you submit your application via email, you must contact the office at 515-564-6557 regarding payment before your application can be considered.
If you have any questions regarding the pre-application or the $25 fee, please contact:
To qualify for Anawim Housing*, an applicant must satisfy the following MINIMUM annual income requirements:
NOTE: These guidelines are property specific and may vary depending on the property you are interested in. Income guidelines are based on Federal HUD guidelines.
Anawim Housing is not a subsidy program! Your rent is never based on your income!
Income MAY NOT EXCEED 60% of the Median Income for the Des Moines area and, in some instances, may not exceed 30% of Median Income. (80% of the median income -- only for town homes on 22nd and Forest)
Efficiency: 1-2 (min-max)
1 Bedroom: 1-3 (min-max)
2 Bedroom: 2-4 (min-max)
3 Bedroom: 3-7 (min-max)
4 Bedroom: 5-9 (min-max)
5 Bedroom: 6-11 (min-max)
Anawim Housing keeps a wait list of eligible pre-applicants for their housing. Interested pre-applicants may mail, fax or email their pre-application to the Anawim Housing main office. The receptionist will date stamp and review each pre-application to determine if applicant meets the basic eligibility requirements of income, rental and unit size. Each pre-application (along with $25 per application) received from fax, online, mail, or email will be sent a letter indicating whether they are eligible and placed on the wait list, or ineligible and reason for denial. The receptionist will review eligibility with walk-ins to initially determine eligibility. Each eligible pre-applicant may be placed on both the apartment and duplex wait list for the appropriate size unit for which they are eligible. Eligible pre-applicants will be called when the appropriate size unit is available. Pre-applicants will be given one opportunity to choose an available unit. If they do not follow through, they will be removed from the Wait List and will not be able to reapply for three months from the last time they were offered housing.
Pre-applicant's on the wait list are responsible for providing written changes regarding their income, household size, mailing address and phone number to our office staff. Pre-applicants must meet the eligibility requirements when contacted regarding available units. Pre-applicants are responsible to call the Housing Manager within 7 days of receiving a mailing or phone call regarding unit availability.
Anawim Housing provides affordable rent- we are not subsidized housing.
All Anawim Housing units are non-smoking and no-pets allowed. There is a $25 non-refundable application fee due at time you submit your pre-application.
All adult applicants will be required to bring in a police report if they are a resident of Iowa.
* Income Guidelines as of July 17, 2018