Eastern Iowa Real Estate:
IOWANS INVITED TO WEIGH IN ON STATEWIDE HOUSING POLICY
On Wednesday, July 22, eastern Iowans will have the opportunity to help to
form Iowa’s housing policy at a meeting hosted by Iowa State University Extension.
The meeting is one of a series of public meetings at which housing experts will present a discussion of housing priorities and goals. It will be held in
Bettendorf, IA at the office of the Quad City Area REALTOR® Association.
ISU Extension and the Town/Craft center in Perry, Iowa, are hosting meetings throughout the state to gather input from Iowans about housing needs and priorities, as part of an ongoing process to develop astate housing policy.
The topics to be discussed were identified by community leaders from across the state and top national and regional experts during a housing policy roundtable sponsored by ISU Extension and Town/Craft in April 2009.
Housing policy roundtable participants identified five topics as crucial: governance, funding,
sustainable housing design, capacity building and planning policy.
The Bettendorf meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. with presentations on each topic by a panel of experts who attended the roundtable, after which participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and make
recommendations. The meeting will close with refreshments and an informal networking session at 3:30 p.m.
Input from the meeting will be used when the full group of experts reconvenes this August.
The center for Town/Craft is an alliance of Hometown Perry, Iowa, the ISU College of Design
and ISU Extension Community and Economic Development for the purpose of identifying and
developing new "ideas and strategies that strengthen small communities". For information
regarding the Iowa Housing Policy Initiative, contact Mickey Carlson at 515-520-9505 or