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Housing Iowa Conference

Housing: Empowering Rural Iowa

September 4, 2019, 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM



Sandy Ehrig, Iowa Rural Development Council

Gary Taylor, Iowa State University

Jim Thompson, Iowa Economic Development Authority

Liesl Seabert, Rural Community Revitalization Program Manager


There is no ingredient in the recipe for a thriving rural Iowa more paramount than the availability of affordable housing.

Communities can’t advance housing options without the partnership of developers. And Developers can’t develop housing if communities aren’t adequately equipped.

It will take all hands on deck from the development community and our rural Iowa communities to bridge this gap.

Attendees will learn the very latest on the newly formed Center for Rural Revitalization that will be able to help rural communities access and leverage housing resources as well as a new rural housing community readiness assessment checklist tool.

This session will bring it home with a lively, interactive discussion on the next steps in advancing affordable housing in rural Iowa.

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