Stay Connected!

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:

  • Economic forecasts show that Iowa needs 47,000 housing units by 2030. 
  • Affordable housing is key to expanding economic growth for Iowa.
  • 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 12th, 2021

10:30-11:30 AM Town Hall- Belmond, Sen. Guth

Belmond City Hall, 112 2nd Ave. NE, Belmond, IA 50421 

12:00-1:00 PM Town Hall- Hampton, Sen. Ragan, Rep. Latham

Virtual event, see link to attend. 

4:30-6:30 PM Legislative Forum- Cedar Valley, Area Legislators 

Virtual event, see link to attend. 

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

8:30-10:00 AM Eggs & Issues- Spencer, Area Legislators 

Virtual event, see link to attend. 

9:00-10:00 AM Coffee Chat- Altoona, Sen. Nunn, Rep. Lohse 

Virtual event, see link to attend.

9:00-10:30 AM Legislative Coffee- Creston, Area Legislators 

Virtual event, see link to attend.

Monday, March 15th, 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, March 16th, 2021

7:00-8:00 PM Blue Statehouse Alert- Statewide, House Democrats 

Virtual event, see link to attend.