2022 State Advocacy Priorities:
2022 Advocacy Materials and Handouts:
1. Increase access and funding to affordable homeownership.
Habitat Iowa affiliates are active in new house construction, critical home repairs, energy-efficiency and accessibility upgrades, homeowner education, ReStore, and much more to build up Iowa's homeowners and families.
2. Expand Iowa's Volunteer Base
Support Volunteer Iowa and other initiatives that promote volunteerism across the state. Through the AmeriCorps State program in partnership with Volunteer Iowa, Habitat Iowa generated 18,893 volunteers and facilitated 102,877 hours of community service in the latest program year.
3. Incentivize individuals and businesses to support homeownership
Support tax credits and other new forms of support to generate sustainable funding for affordable homeownership. New incentives are needed to address housing and will drive investment in Iowa communities.
4. Invest in resilient communities
Support organizations that focus on collaboration between public and private entities to promote homeownership solutions. Support neighborhood revitalization, disaster preparedness, and other efforts to strengthen and rebuild communities hit by the economic recession and housing crisis
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