OUR MISSION

PROVIDE GREEN HOUSING SOLUTIONS and sustainable means TO BLIGHTED COMMUNITIES.


OUR STORY

Executive Director / Chairman:  David Houston  

Executive Director / Chairman:  David Houston

 

I was reared in Des Moines Iowa.  After graduating from Roosevelt High School 1996.  I was blessed to continue my education in Baton Rouge, LA attending Southern University A&M as a student athlete.  In 2002, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in architecture and moved to Texas for about eight years to pursue a career in the field of architecture.

After returning to Des Moines in 2011  I saw immense amounts of growth and new vibrant development across the metro.  But somehow not much has changed in other areas of the city.  I returned to see the very same empty lots and boarded up homes that I grew up with were still in neglect 15 years later.  I knew something had to be done.  Inspired by this observation, I found a home in the Riverbend area. I purchased 1609 8th Street with a big vision. The vision is to restore, showcase and utilize this home as hub. This model home would promote and encourage sustainable living and efficient housing methods. 

Don’t think or try. Just do.
— Bruce Lee

HOMES 4 MY PEEPS IS CURRENTLY 100% volunteer driven.  If you or someone you know would like to help us move this project forward please reach out so we can get you plugged in.