Your Help Is Needed

There are only a few weeks left in the legislative session and time is of the essence! We have a tremendous opportunity to make a REAL IMPACT on affordable housing in Iowa this year. To make that happen, legislators need to hear from housing advocates like yourself! Please contact your legislator & urge their strong support of the Governor’s Omnibus Housing Bill! 

A couple of talking points:

    • Iowa’s business leaders and economic development officials across the state identify Iowa’s lack of affordable housing as a barrier to economic success.
    • Economic forecasts show that Iowa needs 47,000 housing units by 2030. 
    • Affordable housing is key to expanding economic growth for Iowa.
    • Governor Reynolds’ Omnibus Housing bill (SF 295/HF582)expands on proven, highly successful affordable housing programs in Iowa, such as the Workforce Housing Tax Credit, the Revitalization Tax Credit, and the State Housing Trust Fund.
    • The Iowa Housing Credit will help Iowa leverage nearly $23 million in currently unused federal dollars and will boost affordable housing options in the state.

Find your legislator here.

Legislative Forums

There are still a few forums being held and it’s another way to advocate for affordable housing. Please consider attending!
Please remember to always keep public health and COVID-19 safety in mind. Many of the forums are held virtually. Here is a list of upcoming forums:
Friday April 9th, 2021
4:30-6:30 PM Legislative Forum – Cedar Valley, Area Legislators

Virtual event, see link for attendance 
Saturday April 10th, 2021
9:00-10:30 AM Legislative Coffee – Creston, Area Legislators
Virtual event, see link for attendance.
9:00-10:00 AM Coffee Chat – Altoona, Rep. Nunn and Rep. Lohse
Virtual event, see link for attendance.
10:00-11:00 AM Legislative Forum – Carroll, Sen. Williams and Rep. Best
Virtual event, see link for attendance.
1:00 – 2:00 PM Legislative Forum – Estherville, Sen. Guth, Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative, 702 S 1st St., Estherville, IA 51334
Monday April 12th, 2021
8:00-10:30 AM Marti’s Morning Coffee – Des Moines, Rep. Anderson, Grounds for Celebration, 2709 Beaver Ave., Des Moines, IA 50310