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WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (September 7, 2016) – At today’s 2016 HousingIowa Conference, Iowa Finance Authority awarded the 2016 HousingIowa Special Needs Housing Development Award to Hubbell Realty Company for their work on the Meadowlark Place II Apartments in Grimes.

These are the ninth annual awards presented to developers showing leadership in various capacities throughout all facets of Iowa’s housing industry. Hubbell’s award recognizes their unique collaboration which provides safe housing options for victims of domestic violence.

“We are so proud to be able to provide these opportunities for residents in need,” said Rick Tollakson, President and CEO of Hubbell Realty Company. “With our partnerships we’re able to provide support for these families and affordable housing at the same time.”

Hubbell Realty Company is a long-time advocate of affordable housing, providing nearly 600 income-based units throughout Central Iowa. Many of those communities have an emphasis on special needs living.

At Meadowlark II, there are 84 income-restricted units which provide housing for victims of domestic violence.

It is the intangibles brought on by the unique partnerships which set this apartment community apart. Anawim Housing provides support services including counseling, a financial boot camp, and more, all which provide support and encouragement for independence and work to curb the continuance of domestic abuse.

The Meadowlark Place II community provides residents with more than just quality and affordable housing, but also a welcoming environment with stability, support, and awareness.

“We are proud to create this integrated community which encourages and supports all our residents,” said Kris Saddoris, Vice President Development at Hubbell.

Along with on-site seminars throughout the year, the partnerships work to erase the stigma of domestic violence and strengthens the entire Grimes community.


About Hubbell Realty Company
Hubbell Realty Company is a leading commercial and residential developer and commercial property management firm. Headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, Hubbell Realty Company has 35 residential communities, 35 apartment communities, and 12 business parks. Always breaking new ground, Hubbell Realty Company has been a catalyst for growth in Greater Des Moines and can trace its presence in Iowa back to 1856. For more information, call (515) 243-3228, or visit

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