Legislative Forums This Weekend!

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 February 19th, 2021

8:30-9:30 AM Eggs & Issues- Burlington, Area Legislators, Virtual event, see link to attend. 

12:00-1:00 PM Legislative Luncheon- Lee County, Sen. Reichman, Rep. Graber, Rep. Mitchell, virtual event, see link to attend; registration is required. 

Saturday February 20th, 2021

7:30-9:00 AM Legislative Forum- Jefferson CountyArea Legislators 

Virtual event, see link to attend. 

8:00-9:30 AM Eggs & Issues- Rock Rapids, Area Legislators 

Forster Community Center, 404 Main St., Rock Rapids, IA 51246 

8:30-9:30 AM Legislative Forum – Albia, Sen. Rozenboom, Rep. Brink 

Heritage Hall, 19 Benton Ave., Albia, IA 52531 

9:00-10:00 AM Town Hall- Arlington, Area Legislators 

Arlington Community Event Center, 853 Main St., Arlington, IA 50606

10:00-11:00 AM Legislative Forum- Centerville, Sen. Rozenboom, Rep. Brink 

Chariton Valley Planning Center, 308 N 12th St., Chariton, IA 50049 

10:00-11:00 AM Legislative Coffee – HarlanSen. Schultz, Rep. Holt 

Chamber of Commerce, 1901 Hawkeye Ave., Harlan, IA 51537

10:00-11:00 AM Legislative Forum – LeClaireSen. Cournoyer 

Virtual event, see link to attend.

10:30 AM-12:00 PM Legislative Forum- Quad CitiesArea Legislators 

Virtual event, see link to attend. 

Monday February 22nd, 2021

8:00-10:30 AM Marti’s Morning Coffee- Des Moines, Rep. Anderson 

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

Tuesday February 23rd, 2021

11:00 AM-1:00 PM Legislative Overview- Council Bluffs

Virtual event, see link to attend; registration is required and the event is for Council Bluffs Chamber Members only.