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The Polk County Continuum of Care will be accepting applications for open board member terms beginning July 1, 2021. Candidates go through an application and appointment process. Initial terms for board members are three years with the possibility of a second three year term. The application includes a board member job description as well as board member expectations.

The CoC will be accepting applications from interested candidates including people who represent an area of expertise noted below.      

  • Workforce
  • Youth Voice
  • Lived Experience
  • School District
  • Higher Education
  • Substance Abuse Service Provider/Organization

Applications and questions are due by the end of the day on April 30,2021 to  


Here is a list of homeless organizations in Polk County to volunteer at.

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