Take Action for Housing Affordability in Des Moines

Action Items for Des Moines Advocates:

Vote YES for the Vets, Seniors, and Human Services Levy this November

The King County Veterans and Human Services Levy (VHSL) has for over a decade funded critical  housing and health services for our neighbors who need them most. This year, the expanded levy includes support for a growing population- older adults.

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Housing Gaps in Des Moines

To meet the county-wide proportional need for affordable homes in 2030, Des Moines needs:

  • 1,194 homes affordable to households with incomes between 0-30% of Area Median Income (AMI)

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Health & Housing in Des Moines

About 4 in 10 households in Des Moines are housing cost-burdened

62% of Des Moines households have a risk of lead exposure

547 Des Moines households are over-crowded

253 Des Moines households have inadequate plumbing or kitchen facilities

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