September 6, 2023, 9:15 AM - 12:00 PM (US Central)

Don’t miss this first of its kind session that will introduce the 2024 Iowa Thriving Communities, showcase their innovative work to date and connect them with developers and housing leaders that may be able to assist in meeting their housing needs.

It's no secret that housing is the start for upward economic opportunity and that families, communities and businesses will thrive when all Iowans have access to homes they can afford.

The state is estimated to need an additional 42,000 homes by 2030 to meet the demands of our robust economy. Meeting this need is going to require a strategic, proactive and innovative effort to ensure that all Iowans have the opportunity to live in the communities where they work.

This is why the Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) are elevating best practices from communities that are going above and beyond to leverage innovative methods to attract housing development for their workforce.

A limited number of communities have recently been awarded the new prestigious Iowa Thriving Community designation, which comes with advantageous scoring points for the Federal Housing Tax Credit and/or Workforce Housing Tax Credit programs, meaning that developers will be highly incentivized to select an Iowa Thriving Community for a proposed development through the 2024 programs. Iowa Thriving Communities have completed a highly competitive application and pitch process and will serve as statewide community models for welcoming housing development for all Iowans – be one of the first to see them showcased!