City of Iowa City, IA

06/12/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/12/2019 13:53

City Steps 2025: City seeks public input on future of affordable housing

The City is seeking the public's input on affordable housing, neighborhood preservation, how to help lower income residents, and more issues related to housing as part of its City Steps 2025 plan.

A series of public meetings where residents are invited to share their ideas for housing in the City will be held next week at various locations throughout town next week. Those public meetings are:

  • 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, Broadway Neighborhood Center, 2105 Broadway St.
  • 1:30-2:45 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, Emma Harvat Hall, City Hall, 410 E. Washington St.
  • 6-7 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, Pheasant Ridge Neighborhood Center, 2651 Roberts Road.

Childcare will be available for children ages 1-8 at the Broadway and Pheasant Ridge events. Space is limited at the two events, so please register with the Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County by calling 319-354-7989.

City Steps 2025 is part of the City's 2021-2025 Consolidate Plan for housing. Since the City receives funds from the US Department of Housing & Urban Development, the City is required to identify and prioritize housing needs in the community, and then explain how it will address those needs. Feedback from community members is key for making an accurate plan.

A series of workshops will be held for community housing stakeholders the same week. Those workshops are:

  • Workforce development. Tuesday, June 18 from 1:30 - 2:45 p.m., Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A, 123 S. Linn Street.
  • Housing affordability & housing equity. Tuesday, June 18 from 3- 4:15 pm, Library, Meeting Room A.
  • Housing for those in crisis. Wednesday, June 19 from 9 - 10:15 a.m., Emma Harvat Hall, City Hall.
  • Public facilities & services. Wednesday, June 19 from 10:30 - 11:45 a.m., Emma Harvat Hall, City Hall.
  • Preserving affordable housing. Thursday, June 20 from 9-10:15 a.m., Emma Harvat Hall, City Hall.
  • Asset-building in low-to-moderate income neighborhoods. Thursday, June 20 from 10:30 - 11:45 a.m., Emma Harvat Hall, City Hall.
  • Healthy homes and healthy neighborhoods. Thursday, June 20 from 1:30 - 2:45 p.m., Emma Harvat Hall, City Hall.

For more information, or if you have questions, contact Neighborhood Services Coordinator Erika Kubly at 319-356-5121 or at [email protected].