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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

Libby Nelson, Chair,Treasurer Matt McDermott,Vice Chair Kris Schechinger-Camper, Vice Chair Tom Jackowski, Secretary Thomas Beil Carole Bodin Eric Burmeister Renee Miller Phil Delafield Angela Dethlefs-Trettin Russ Frazier Jamie Gilley Deirdre Henriquez Chris Johansen Rev. Valerie Miller-Coleman Susan Osby Doug Stodgel Susan E. Wright Catherine Reaman-Gerdes ...


The Polk County Continuum of Care is led by Executive Director Mark Phillips. 

Contact Us

For more information on the Polk County Continuum of Care, Contact us at: Mark K Phillips, Executive Director Polk County Continuum of Care Board 2309 Euclid Ave Des Moines, IA 50310 E: O: 515.402.4101