September 7, 2023, 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM (US Central)

Join us for a dynamic session that will feature diverse Iowa research projects underway or recently completed that examine the ROI of local housing initiatives or examine specific needs in order to inform data-driven decision making. As the global landscape of housing undergoes rapid transformations, it becomes paramount to evaluate the effectiveness of various initiatives. This session is dedicated to presenting innovative studies that delve into the intersection of housing needs and initiatives and data-driven decision making.

Our lineup of panelists will unveil an array of projects that explore the intricate relationships between housing policies, community development and data analysis. Discover how research methodologies, data analytics, and insightful observations are harnessed to guide and shape the decisions that steer the course of housing initiatives.

Prepare to engage in thought-provoking discussions, gain inspiration from groundbreaking projects, and foster connections with fellow attendees who share a common commitment to leveraging data for better decision making in the housing domain. Join us in unraveling the narratives woven by data and shaping the future of housing initiatives that positively impact communities worldwide.



Charla Schafer


Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine

Luke Lynch

Senior Community Engagement Officer

United Way

Sara Buck

Housing Services Manager
City of Cedar Rapids