What is the income threshold to qualify for Fort Des Moines Living?

All units are available to individuals and families earning 60% or less of the Area Median Income (AMI). The rent includes all utilities for these beautiful, new apartments with an abundance of green space.

Minimum Incomes: $22,500/one bedroom and $26,850/two bedroom.

What are the current income levels to determine maximum income requirements?

Total incomes may not exceed the following amounts:

1 Person - $33,480

2 People - $38,220 (combined)

3 People - $43,020 (combined)

4 People - $47,760 (combined)

Do you accept Section 8 housing?

Yes, we accept Section 8 housing. However we do not offer any type of discounts on rent. The tenant is responsible for making the full additional payment to make up the difference between voucher and rent amounts.

What does affordable housing mean?

The most common definition of the term affordable housing is if you are spending 30% or below of your income on your housing choice, this is considered affordable.

What do I need to provide to complete an application?

  • Please be prepared to fill out a form with the following information, if applicable:
  • Identification for all individuals 18+
    • Social Security card
    • Passport
    • Green Card
    • I-TIN
  • Birth certificates for all individuals under 18 
  • Arrest record
  • Income verification
  • Landlord reference for past five years
  • Assets (checking/savings account statements)
  • Student status
  • Pregnancy/adoption/legal custody paperwork
  • Copy of Section 8 voucher

What are your occupancy guidelines?

All Fort Des Moines Living apartment units are either one or two bedrooms. 

For a one-bedroom unit - the minimum number of occupants is 1 and maximum is 3.

For a two-bedroom unit - the minimum number of occupants is 1 and maximum is 4.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I tour?

Please call us at (515) 410-6329 or email Angie at to schedule your tour.

Are you offering any leasing specials?

We have great incentives being offered right now for being one of the first Fort Des Moines Living residents. With an approved application, you could receive two months free rent, a $500 signing bonus*, and free internet for the first year! All leases must be for 12 months or greater to qualify. Restrictions apply.

What's nearby to Fort Des Moines Living?

Fort Des Moines Living is perfectly tucked away from busy traffic areas and easily accessible to bike trails, as well as great south Des Moines destinations. If you listen close enough, you may be able to hear an occasional lion roar from our neighbors at the Blank Park Zoo! Other nearby destinations include Nahas Aquatics Center, South Suburban YMCA, A.H. Blank Golf Course, Bowlerama Lanes, AMC Classic Southridge 12, and Skate South.

What's so great about these apartments?

EVERYTHING! Where do we even's a list of our top three favorites.

  1. Your rent includes ALL UTILITIES! No more guessing on your monthly budget, we've got you covered. FREE INTERNET is also included for the first year, with a signed lease of 12 months or greater.

2.  These apartments are brand new construction, you could be the very first tenant to live here! You'll immediately feel and see the charm of being part of a new chapter for this beautiful, historic site.

3.  No more public laundry facilities, each apartment has their very own high efficiency in-unit washer and dryer. Your apartment will always be filled with that great fresh linen scent.