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Oakridge Neighborhood: A Community to Call Home

Safe, affordable housing coupled with wraparound services to create opportunities for individual and family success. A nonprofit housing and human services agency located on 17 acres in Des Moines' urban core, Oakridge has served the communities' most vulnerable children and families for over 50 years. Oakridge is more than just a housing facility, it's truly a neighborhood, a community of people gaining stability while preparing for the next step in their life's journey. Welcome, we invite you to learn more about our mission and our stories.

Living at Oakridge

Our neighborhood is Iowa's largest project-based Section 8 housing complex with over 300 units. Our campus also includes Silver Oaks, which offers 39 senior lining apartment homes.

Learning at Oakridge

Oakridge Neighborhood provides more than safe, affordable housing. It provides a wide variety of programs and wraparound services to engage and support residents and others in the community on their personal paths to self-sufficiency.

Matt Vance Blog

Matt Vance Blog

Hello MJ, Saint Matthew Vance: Oakridge Born and Bread Saint Matthew Vance exudes pride that he grew up at Oakridge Neighborhood, living in the community most of his life from birth until he was 35 years old. "When you say you are from Oakridge it sounds like...

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