The City is seeking the public's input on affordable housing, community development, and economic development needs in Iowa City over the next five years as part of its City Steps 2025 plan.

Residents are invited to share their ideas at a series of public meetings about how to spend federal funds to benefit low-to-moderate income residents. The meetings will be held next week at various locations throughout the community, including:

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

Childcare will be available for children ages 1-8 at the Broadway and Pheasant Ridge events. Space for childcare 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 Consolidated Plan. Each year, the City receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME funds from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). To continue receiving these funds, the City must identify and prioritize needs in the community, and then explain how it will address those needs. Resident participation is key for creating a plan that accurately reflects the needs of Iowa City. 

For answers to frequently asked questions about City Steps 2025, read our FAQ document.

You can also take out online survey about City Steps 2025: The survey opens Monday, June 17, 2019. 

Community stakeholder workshops

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


Date of publication

Wednesday, June 12, 2019