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About Us


Who We Are

The Continuum of Care Program is a US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Program designed to promote community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. The Continuum of Care disperses HUD funds to numerous programs in Polk County to accomplish this goal through Rapid Rehousing, Permanent Supportive Housing, and Transitional Housing.

Board Members

Sue Wright, Chair Charles Hill,Vice Chair Angie Dethlefs-Trettin, Secretary Jill Padgett, Treasurer Katie Albrecht-Snell Miah Baum Eric Burmeister Pat Coughlin Diamond Denney Joy Esposito Reverend Frederick Gaddy Lorna Garcia Patty Jennings Chris Johansen Amy Knudsen Renee Miller Tami Nielsen Shane Parker Manisha Paudel Catherine Reaman-Gerdes Nathan Simpson ...


The Polk County Continuum of Care is led by Executive Director Angie Arthur

Contact Us

For more information on the Polk County Continuum of Care, Contact us at: Angie Arthur, Executive Director Polk County Continuum of Care Board 505 5th Avenue, Suite 1000 Des Moines, IA 50309 E:  O: 515.282.3233


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Persons with hearing or speech impairments may obtain copies of these materials via TTY by calling 1-800-735-2942. Persons who do not speak English as their primary language and who have limited ability to speak, write or understand English may obtain copies of theses materials by calling Angie Arthur at (515) 282-3233 or emailing her at