Introduction

The State of Iowa, through the Iowa Economic Development Agency (IEDA) and the Iowa Finance Authority (IFA), is undertaking the development of the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan. The State of Iowa receives millions of dollars each year from the federal government to invest in low- and moderate- income (LMI) communities. A Consolidated Plan is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) every five years.

Part of the Consolidated Planning process requires outreach to municipal leaders, officials, and key stakeholders to request input on housing and community development needs and conditions and to provide input in HUD-funded activities for the next five years.

As such, IEDA and IFA are requesting your participation in this Statewide Stakeholder Survey. The questions are focused on housing, community development and economic development needs at the local community level. Data obtained from this survey will be used to assess:

1. Current and projected demographic, housing, and economic development trends

2. Specific needs for subpopulations as identified in 24 CFR Part 91

3. The State’s prior Consolidated Plan goals and accomplishments

4. Local data sources

5. Other statewide or regional planning initiatives or funding sources that can be leveraged by the Consolidated Plan

Please complete this survey no later than __________.

Your participation in this survey is important in determining Iowa’s housing, community development, and economic development needs throughout the State. Should you need assistance or have questions regarding the survey, please contact cesar.castro@cloudburstgroup.com.

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