Housing Task Force Report, August 2008

(2008) Housing Task Force Report, August 2008. Rebuild Iowa Office


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Few disaster recovery initiatives are more important than those that house the people and assist them to repair or replace their homes. The widespread damage to housing from the tornadoes, storms, and floods in 2008 creates greater challenges in housing than the state has faced from previous disasters. The Housing Task Force gratefully submits its Report to the Rebuild Iowa Advisory Commission as an opportunity to place data, issues, priorities and recommendations before residents, communities, state officials, and policymakers at all levels for consideration of how best to guide, support, and resource these efforts. Quantifying the impact of the disasters on communities is daunting. The many personal accounts and sets of community statistics paint pictures of Iowans who have emerged from the rubble or muck of their homes with a determination and commitment to rebuild not just like they were previous to the disasters, but better and stronger. Damage statistics are telling.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Rebuilt Iowa, Education, Iowa, Economic, Housing
Subjects: Land use, development, and construction > Housing
Land use, development, and construction > Housing > Public housing
State government
ID Code: 10138
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 28 Dec 2010 14:43
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2010 14:43
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/10138