Iowa City tackles site of affordable housing

An entire neighborhood once signed a petition to block a four-unit complex for affordable housing from the area.

That was last year. Now, the Iowa City Planning Department has changed its entire affordable housing location model in efforts to make low-income housing distribution in Iowa City fair to those need it.

But controversy still exists.

“There is almost always neighborhood opposition when putting in affordable housing into an area,” said Tracy Heightshoe, a community-development planner

Read remainder of the story at The Daily Iowan

 

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About Bob Voelker

Head of the Munsch Hardt (Dallas law firm) Hospitality & Mixed Use Development Group, and former developer of affordable housing. I'm i
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