Branstad/Reynolds Administration encourage participation in public discussions on housing

Comprehensive housing study includes public discussions

DES MOINES – July 23, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The Branstad/Reynolds Administration today announced that a comprehensive statewide housing study is underway and encourage Iowans to participate in the process by sharing information about the housing needs in their areas at one of eight public meetings that are scheduled throughout the state in the coming weeks. The study is commissioned by the Iowa Finance Authority in partnership with RDG Planning & Design.

“I encourage Iowans to participate in the public discussions on housing throughout the state, as the results will be incorporated into an analysis of current housing programs and opportunities for other initiatives to most effectively meet housing needs throughout the state,” said Governor Branstad.
“Affordable housing translates to safe and affordable homes for Iowa’s workforce, strong neighborhoods, vibrant communities and ultimately a thriving economy – and there is no better way to learn about the unique affordable housing needs of communities throughout the state than from Iowans.”

“The statewide housing study will not only include public forums and expert round tables throughout the state, but it will also include an in‐depth analysis of the current housing stock,” said Iowa Finance Authority Executive Director Dave Jamison. “The results of this study will provide the information needed to assist the Iowa Finance Authority and our housing partners throughout the state to most effectively advance affordable housing for Iowans for many generations to come.”

More information about the housing study, details on the public meetings as well as a housing survey for the public is available at www.RDGUSA.com/IowaHousing.

Iowa Housing Study Public Meetings:
Carroll
July 23, 7:00 p.m.
Region XII Council of Governments Office
1009 East Anthony Street, Carroll
Perry
July 25, 7:00 p.m.
Center for Town/Craft
1122/1124 Willis Avenue, Perry
Mason City
August 7, 7:00 p.m.
Waterloo
August 8, 7:00 p.m.
Burlington
August 13, 7:00 p.m.
Ottumwa August 20, 7:00 p.m.
Tama/Toledo
August 21, 7:00 p.m.
Atlantic
August 28, 7:00 p.m.

Contact:
Governor’s Office
515‐725‐3523
Ashley Jared
Iowa Finance Authority
515‐725‐4934

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