Upper Des Moines Oportunity, Inc. offers a housing assistance program to those individuals that meet the income guidelines. This program is called The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
The ESG program is a federal program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development granted through the Iowa Finance Authority. It is designed to assist people in quickly regaining stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness. Residents in the following counties may be eligible for ESG services.
Buena Vista: 712-732-1757
Palo Alto: 712-852-3482
All participants will need to contact the county in which they reside. Names will be placed on a waiting list and served in order of application date and time. All appointments will be scheduled in advance.
Contact Info: Kim Motl
900 Central Ave Suite 11
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 576-7774 ext. 235 firstname.lastname@example.org