This Week’s Legislative Forums

This Week's Legislative Forums

Tell your legislator today why supporting affordable housing is important to you and your organization! Attending a forum is a great way to stay connected with your legislator and with many forums being held virtually, it’s even more convenient! A couple of talking points in support of affordable housing:
  • Iowa has significant unmet demand for quality affordable housing
  • Affordable housing is key to expanding economic growth for Iowa and helping Iowa recover from the impact of COVID-19 and derecho-affected communities
  • The Iowa Housing Tax Credit (IHTC) will help in the building of affordable housing with funding up to $15 million annually and leverage currently underutilized federal tax dollars.
  • Support doubling the funding to Iowa’s very successful Workforce Housing Tax Credit program from $25 million to $50 million
  • Expanding the Redevelopment Credit from $10 to $20 million enables the redevelopment of brownfield and greyfields throughout Iowa’s communities.
  • Increased funding to the State Housing Trust Funds helps local communities to target resources based on a community’s need.

Please remember to always keep public health and COVID-19 safety in mind. Here is a list of upcoming forums:

Friday March 5th, 2021

11:00 AM12:00 PM Town Hall- Butler County, Speaker Grassley, Sen. Ragan, Rep. Latham, Virtual event, registration is required: Email pat.grassley@legis.iowa.gov to request the Zoom meeting link, and in the subject line of your e-mail write “Virtual Town Hall,” along with your hometown. RSVP Deadline: Thursday March 4th at 5:00 PM

11:30 AM-1:00 PM Legislative Session Update-AmesArea Legislators 

Virtual event, see link to attend. 

Saturday March 6th, 2021

8:00-9:00 AM Legislative Coffee-Guthrie Center, Sen. Chapman, Rep. Sorensen 

Guthrie Center Farm Bureau, 203 N 4th St., Guthrie Center, IA 50115 

9:00-10:00 AM Legislative Coffee-Grinnell, Sen. Driscoll, Rep. Maxwell

Virtual event, see link to attend.

9:00-10:00 AM Town Hall-Linn CountySen. Mathis, Rep. Donahue, Rep. Gjerde, Virtual event, see link to attend.

10:00-11:00 AM Legislative Forum-CarrollSen. Williams, Rep. Best

Virtual event, see link for attendance. 

10:00-11:00 AM Legislative Coffee-Greenfield, Sen. Chapman, Rep. Sorensen

The Corner Coffee Shop, 284 Public Square, Greenfield, IA 50849 

Monday March 8th, 2021

8:00-10:30 AM Marti’s Morning Coffee-Des MoinesRep. Anderson

Grounds for Celebration, 2709 Beaver Ave., Des Moines, IA 50310 

Tuesday March 9th, 2021

7:00-8:00 PM Blue Statehouse Alert-StatewideHouse Democrats 

Virtual event, see link to attend.