Housing Needs Assessment 2016
Housing Needs Assessment defines a community's and a county's housing shortages and abundances. This assessment is a useful tool for community leaders and developers to review the needs, available programs and creative ways to provide affordable and comfortable homes throughout a community and/or county.
Clayton County Development Group commissioned a housing needs assessment to understand the true housing issues and opportunities within the county and specifically in the communities of Edgewood, Elkader, Garnavillo, Guttenberg, Luana, Marquette, McGregor, Monona, Strawberry Point, and Volga.
The goals of the study were to:
- Describe the current housing and demographic conditions
- Identify new or existing programs that address housing issues
- Develop strategies for improving the housing environment Inform developers and community leaders of housing potential
- Utilize as a marketing tool
A housing task force was formed with members representing local real estate professionals, mortgage bankers, housing agencies, the school districts, local employers, and city and county leadership. The task force met on several occasions to review informational data, discuss issues and opportunities, and identify actions that will be pursued to improve housing in Clayton County.
Thank you to the partners that made if possible to conduct the 2016 Housing Needs Assessment:
- Black Hills Energy
- Alpine Communications
- Iowa Area Development Group (IADG)
- Alliant Energy
- NE IA Housing Trust Fund
- Clayton County Development Group Members
Housing needs vary by community and within the communities of Clayton County, Iowa. Community housing incentives and county programs are available to developers upon meeting program requirements. Contact each community's City Hall for details and housing opportunities available.