Des Moines residents adversely affected by the pandemic will be provided some relief from the city after the City Council on Monday approved reallocating $500,000 from the general fund to go toward rental and mortgage assistance and aiding those who are homeless. More specifically, the money will be provided to two nonprofit groups – IMPACT and HOME Inc., both of which provide assistance to people struggling to pay mortgages and rent. City officials said they expect a portion of the $500,000 to be reimbursed from the federal government. “The approval of these reallocated funds will help alleviate the burden many residents have found themselves and their families in during this challenging year,” Mayor Frank Cownie said in a news release. Since May, Des Moines has provided or distributed city, state and federal relief funding of about $3.3 million.