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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Comprehensive Housing Needs Analysis workforce survey

The City of Oskaloosa is working with RDG Planning & Design to complete a comprehensive housing needs analysis, an update to the 2017 analysis prepared by Maxfield Consulting.  These documents are extremely useful to developers and updates should be completed at least every 5 years to reflect changing market and demographic conditions.

This effort goes beyond the recent comprehensive planning ("Plan Osky" project) for a more detailed analysis and recommendation for meeting housing needs. A critical component of the analysis includes understanding workforce housing needs. We know that lack of housing is a concern for employers trying to attract workers.

Representatives from RDG Planning & Design will be reaching out to employers during the week of September 26 by email or by phone with a survey request.  This survey seeks information on where Oskaloosa employees live and their housing preferences.  It is specifically intended for employees and should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.  We ask for employers' assistance in distributing the survey to their employees to help ensure complete and accurate results.

Questions and requests for paper surveys may be directed to the following :

Charlie Cowell, AICP
Partner
RDG Planning & Design
301 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Tel: 515-288-3141
Dir: 515-309-3265

 

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