Recent years have brought many new businesses to Greater Fort Dodge, and while that’s great news for the regional economy, it has also brought challenges. One of these challenges is a housing shortage for families who want to take advantage of the new jobs in our region.
The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance and the City of Fort Dodge are collaborating on solutions, including incentives for development and a comprehensive housing study, completed in 2012, and an urban revitalization plan.
To learn more about the program, see the resources below:
This report was prepared by the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance subcommittee on housing needs in the Greater Fort Dodge area. The purpose of the report is to provide information to prospective developers, builders, owners, lenders, and other parties interested in meeting the market demands of non-owner occupied housing.
The Urban Revitalization Act, Chapter 404 of the Code of Iowa, is intended to encourage development, redevelopment and revitalization within a designated area of a city by authorizing property tax development incentives to the private sector. Qualified real estate within a designated area may be eligible to receive a total or partial exemption from property taxes on improvements for a specified number of years, wit...