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Diverse housing options in our communities enhance the strength and prosperity of our economy, so all of us can do well. Maybe you’ve heard the “not in my backyard” argument. The small number of outliers who oppose housing expansion are more likely than supporters to make their opinions heard. Now is the time to roll out the welcome mat across the state. We need you, the community champions, to have your voices heard about the importance for housing for all Iowans.

Do you believe your fellow Iowans should be able to live where they work? Show your support for housing below!

Number of supporters by Iowa county

1,179

Iowans have pledged their support for affordable housing

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Housing Cost-Burdened

Those paying 30% or more of their income on housing expenses

Childcare Workers

Food Servers

Nursing Assistants

EMTs and Paramedics

Grocery Store Clerks

Preschool Teachers

61K

housing units needed
by
20302

40% of Iowa Renters spend
more than

30%

of income on
housing expenses2

40% of Iowa Renters spend
more than

30%

of income on
housing expenses2

1 in 3

housing projects are
blocked by opposition

More than 7 in 10

Iowans support
affordable housing1

Economic impact of residents living in communities and buying goods and services

1-Year Impact

  • $81.3Million
  • 1,098Jobs

Ongoing Annual Impact

  • $15.9Million
  • 279Jobs

Impacted Areas

  • Shopping bag icon Wholesale &
    Retail Trade
  • Shopping bag icon Health
  • Shopping bag icon Education &
    Social Services
  • Shopping bag icon Eating & Drinking
    Establishments
  • Shopping bag icon Professional
    Services
  • Shopping bag icon Eating & Drinking
    Establishments
  • Shopping bag icon Professional
    Services
  • Wholesale & Retail Trade
  • Health
  • Education & Social Services
  • Eating & Drinking Establishments
  • Professional Services
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Iowa Housing Resources

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Rebranding Affordable Housing in Iowa

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Community Toolkit

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1Online survey of 400 Iowans ages 18 and older between June 22 and July 1, 2021
22021 Iowa Profile