Anawim Housing Foundation
Monthly E-Newsletter | January 2020
Thank you for making 2019 an incredible year at Anawim Housing. Your support has strengthened the community and provided safe, affordable housing for the people in central Iowa who need it most. We are pleased to share with you a few highlights from 2019:

  • 386 individuals were provided access to stable housing through Anawim's Permanent Supportive Housing programs.
  • 300+ household items were donated allowing us to furnish homes for individuals coming to us from homelessness.
  • 44 Full Circle groups were hosted providing a safe space for peer-to-peer learning and connection among program participants.
  • 34 households utilized our Family Wellness program providing educational and recreational opportunities to strengthen the physical and mental well-being of the households we serve. Through this program, participants visited the Blank Park Zoo, experienced the Des Moines Ballet, and joined the YMCA.
  • 20 individuals were served through on-on-one job development.
  • 15 conferences and presentations hosted speakers from Anawim Housing.
  • 3 field trips were planned to provide Full Circle participants with the opportunity to explore the Science Center of Iowa, tour the Iowa State Capitol, and visit the Raccoon River Park for a group fishing trip.
  • 1 relocation to our new office at 1535 Linden Street. If you haven't yet, swing by and say hello!

As a way to personally say thanks for all of your support, our staff got together to create this fun thank you video - for you! Click below to watch.
HEALTHIEST STATE AWARDS - Anawim Housing announced as finalist
We're proud to announce that Anawim Housing has been selected as a finalist in the small business category for the 2020 Healthiest State Initiative Annual Awards.

Anawim was selected as one of 3 finalists in our category based on our company efforts to encourage healthy lifestyle practices and preventative care for our employees.

The Healthiest State Initiative awards will take place Feb 6th. Winners in each category will receive a monetary gift to continue their work focused on improving the health and well-being of their employees, students or citizens.

Click to check out our one minute video entry featuring Anawim staff, and learn more!
The Des Moines Business Record has come out with the 2020 Book Of Lists.

Anawim Housing d.b.a. Allterra Property Solutions was ranked among the top 10 Commercial Property Management Firms in the Greater Des Moines area. Rankings were determined by the total square footage of properties managed. Today, Allterra Property Solutions manages over 1,060,000 sq feet of rental property, both affordable and market-rate, across Iowa.

Interested in learning more or partnering with Allterra Property Solutions, click READ MORE.
NEW EPISODE - Home is Everything Podcast
In this month's episode, Russ Frazier meets with Anawim's Director of Advancement, Hannah Landgraf. Hannah discusses storytelling and sharing Anawim's story, her previous experience working in the field with those coming from homelessness, and what's ahead!

Coming Soon :
We're launching an exciting new chapter of our "Home Is Everything" podcast series that we're titling Intersections . In upcoming episodes we will be exploring ways that housing stability and homelessness intersect with other subjects, sectors and community issues.

Listen to our latest podcast with Hannah by clicking READ MORE.
We invite you to mark your calendars for the following upcoming spring events with Anawim Housing. We hope to see you there!

  • May 7th: Women Empowering Families Spring Event
  • May 20th: Spring Home Tour

Locations and details TBD. If you are interested in being a part of our event planning committee for the Women Empowering Families Spring Event, please contact Hannah Landgraf at: or 515-809-1156.

Looking for volunteer opportunities or other ways to get involved? Visit our Ways To Get Involved webpage by clicking READ MORE.

Anawim Housing develops stable homes and strengthens communities