Affordable Housing in Iowa: Meeting New Challenges, 2007

(2007) Affordable Housing in Iowa: Meeting New Challenges, 2007. Iowa Finance Authority


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Iowa faces a significant challenge over the next decade. In the words of a recent report, “The state faces the danger of worker and skill gaps that could undermine its businesses, erode the earning power of its workers, and slow its economic growth.” (Iowa Works Campaign, 2006) Iowa’s economic and demographic stability depends on attracting new immigrants and slowing the departure of residents. Eroding housing affordability and quality will make this more difficult. Housing alone cannot solve the problem, but it must be part of the solution. This study examines trends in the state’s major housing markets, analyzes the achievements of housing programs in the recent past, and incorporates input from more than 80 housing experts across the state. The second part of this study (included on the attached CD) analyzes housing’s impact on the economy. We developed three major policy recommendations.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Housing, Low-Income Housing, Iowa, Social Issues
Subjects: Social issues and programs
Business and industry > Economic forecasts
ID Code: 7971
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 27 Aug 2009 13:03
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2009 13:03