Public participation was one of the most important steps in the entire HAP development process. It is imperative that the City gather an equitable representation of the needs of the community to ensure that our most pressing housing challenges are addressed. The City provided multiple opportunities for community input that included open houses and community conversations in public spaces, as well as distributed a housing survey that covers the different touchpoints of the HAP.
Below is a list of recent engagement with the Des Moines City Council:
June 8, 2023: City Council Second Reading and Adoption of the Housing Action Plan
June 1, 2023: City Council Public Hearing on the Draft HAP
May 25, 2023: City Council Economic Development Committee, HAP Project Update
May 4, 2023: City Council, HAP Project Update
Council Agendas and related information can be accessed from the Council Meeting Center.
Our Des Moines HAP Survey has now closed. We received 206 responses to our survey in total. We value your opinions on housing in Des Moines and appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback.
The City of Des Moines hosted two Des Moines Housing Action Plan open houses at Highline College. Our first event took place in the evening on Tuesday, November 15th and our second event was held in the afternoon of Sunday, December 3rd.